Unidentified Man

Here is another unidentified photograph from my Freeport, Illinois, USA based family. Some branches of the family moved west to Iowa. Unidentified man, photograph, 19th Century. #falknerjarrell #schermackgenealogy #schermack #schauergenealogy #schauer #blumenstielgenealogy #blumenstiel #vaupelgenealogy #vaupel #familyhistory #genealogy #familyphotos #ancestry #antiquephotograph #vintagephotography #oldphotos #oldphoto #antiquephoto #genealogyresearch #familytree #familyhistorian #findyourroots #unidentified #unknown #unknownman #unidentifiedman #reinbeckiowa #reinbeck #reinbeckia... Continue Reading →

Arcade Manufacturing – Freeport, Illinois

Arcade Manufacturing, Freeport, Illinois, USA. My great-great uncle, Joseph J. Schermack worked here in the late 19th/early 20th Century. He invented and patented two cork pullers, which were assigned to the company. He had a contentious departure from the company in 1902/3, as he sought to go into business for himself. He would go on... Continue Reading →

Schermack Siblings

Schermack great-great aunts/uncle in the early 1880s. They were siblings of my great-grandmother, Laura Schermack Blumenstiel, who was not yet born when the photo was taken. Left to right: Anna K. Schermack, Emma P. Schermack, and Joseph J. Schermack, Jr.. Taken in Freeport, Illinois, USA. #falknerjarrell #blumenstielgenealogy #blumenstiel #familyhistory #genealogy #familyphotos #oldphotos #oldphoto #detroit #detroithistory... Continue Reading →

Emma Schermack and Friends

My great-great aunt, Emma Schermack (front row, second from right) explores the woods with friends (circa 1900). The photo is not inscribed, but it is likely in Freeport, Illinois, USA, where her family lived. #falknerjarrell #familyhistory #genealogy #familyphotos #familyhistory #familyhistorian #sisters #sister #ancestors #ancestor #ancestry #familyphoto #schermackgenealogy #schermack #1910s #greatgreataunt #greatgreatauntie #picnic #familypicnic #picnic #familypicnic... Continue Reading →

Schermack Relative – Brooklyn, New York

Unidentified Schermack relative from Brooklyn, New York, USA. The Schermack family migrated to Brooklyn, New York from Heimbach-Weis, Germany in 1857. While my great-great grandfather, Joseph J. Schermack, Sr., moved to Freeport, Illinois, USA, his brother,Jacob stayed in Brooklyn. This is likely one of Jacob’s desendants, since they are my only known connection to Brooklyn.... Continue Reading →

John William Jarrrell and Alfred Schermack

My uncle, John William Jarrrell, with my great-great uncle, Alfred Schermack, in the 1950s. “Uncle Al” was adored by his grandchildren, nieces, and nephews. He loved tending to his garden, where he grew beautiful flowers, fruit, and vegetables. #falknerjarrell #jarrellgenealogy #jarrell #schermackgenealogy #schermack #detroit #detroitmichigan #familyhistory #genealogy #familyphotos #oldphoto #oldphotos #detroitmi #detroit #detroithistory #michigan #michiganhistory... Continue Reading →

Schermack/Blumenstiel Families

Schermack aunts/uncle with their Blumenstiel nieces (circa 1912/1913). Back row, left to right: Left to right: Anna K. Schermack, Alfred H. Schermack, and Emma P. Schermack. Front row (left to right): Dorothy Blumenstiel Jarrell (my grandmother), and her sister, Margaret Blumenstiel Holmes. Detroit, Michigan, USA. #falknerjarrell #blumenstielgenealogy #blumenstiel #familyhistory #genealogy #familyphotos #oldphotos #oldphoto #detroit #detroithistory... Continue Reading →

Freeport, Illinois 3rd Ward No. 4 School Class Photo 1890

I posted the original 1890 school photo a while ago, but came across this 1953 newspaper article that names the students. Freeport, Illinois 3rd Ward No. 4 School Class Photo 1890. Emma P. Schermack, my great-grandmother’s sister, attended this class and is in the first seated row, far right. Note the student on the penny-farthing... Continue Reading →

Alma Schermack Feneley

Colorized tintype photo of Alma Schermack Feneley, my great-great aunt. Born to Joseph J. Sr. And Amelia Schauer Schermack in Freeport, Illinois, USA, she and her siblings followed her brother, inventor Joseph J. Schermack, Jr., to Detroit, Michigan, USA in the 1910s. She married Charles Feneley in 1917. I knew her as a widowed octogenarian... Continue Reading →

Joseph J. Schermack, Sr.

My great-great grandfather, Joseph J. Schermack, Sr. working in a tailor shop in Freeport, Illinois, USA, circa 1900. He is second from the right, by the window. He was born on 4 November 1844 in Heimbach, Neuwied, Rheinland, Prussia and arrived in New York City 29 May 1857. He moved to Freeport, Illinois, USA and... Continue Reading →

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