Reichensachsen, Hesse, Germany

Postcard from Blumenstiel/Vaupel hometown - Reichensachsen, Hesse. My Blumenstiel and Vaupel great-great grandparents came from Reichensachsen, Hesse (present day Germany) to Freeport, Illinois, USA in the 19th Century. The town still exists today, as part of the city of Wehretal. #falknerjarrell #blumenstielgenealogy #freeportillinois #illinois #illinoishistory #familyhistory #genealogy #germany #familyphotos #postcards #hesse #reichensachsen #wehretal

John Vaupel Newspaper Article

1907 Newspaper article about a court case in Sioux City, Iowa, USA. involving John Vaupel, My 3x great-uncle. He owned the Vaupel Clothier located at 108 Galena St. Freeport, Illinois, USA. John Vaupel immigrated to the USA from Reichensachsen, Hessen and opened his shop in 1880. He was the brother of my great-great grandmother, Christina... Continue Reading →

Karl Vaupel Janssen

Karl Vaupel Janssen. He was the son of my great-grandfather’s (John William Blumenstiel) first cousin, Regina Vaupel Janssen. Her father, John Vaupel, founded the Vaupel Clothiers in Freeport, Illinois, USA. #falknerjarrell #vaupelgenealogy #vaupel #johnvaupel #johnvaupelclothier #janssen #janssengenealogy #familyhistory #genealogy #genealogyphoto #familyphotography #familyphoto #ancestors #ancestor #freeportillinois #illinois #oldphotos #oldphoto #antiquephoto #antiquephotograph #firstcousins #cousins #1900s #babybuggy #babyboy... Continue Reading →

Martha Vaupel Mayer and Family

Martha Vaupel Mayer and Sam Mayer with great-grandchildren. Martha was the sister of my 2x great-grandmother, Christina Vaupel Blumenstiel. She died in 1961, at the age of 103, which was uncommon for the time. The Blumenstiel/Vaupel family immigrated from Reichensachsen, Hessen in the 1880s. #falknerjarrell #vaupelgenealogy #vaupel #mayergenealogy #freeportillinois #illinois #illinoishistory #familyhistory #genealogy #familyphotos #ancestry... Continue Reading →

Vaupel-Mayer 4 Generations

4 Generations. Martha Vaupel Mayer (seated right) with her daughter, granddaughter, and great-granddaughter. Martha was the sister of my 2x great-grandmother, Christina Vaupel Blumenstiel. She died in 1961, at the age of 103, which was uncommon for the time. The Blumenstiel/Vaupel family immigrated from Reichensachsen, Hessen in the 1880s. #falknerjarrell #vaupelgenealogy #vaupel #mayergenealogy #freeportillinois #illinois... Continue Reading →

Blumenstiel/Vaupel Family

Blumenstiel/Vaupel Family. My great-great aunt and uncle with their maternal aunt (my 3x great aunt). Left to right: William George Blumenstiel, Martha Vaupel Mayer, and Helen Blumenstiel, in Freeport, Illinois, USA (early 20th Century). The Blumenstiel/Vaupel family immigrated from Reichensachsen, Hessen in the 1880s. #falknerjarrell #blumenstielgenealogy #blumenstiel #vaupelgenealogy #vaupel #freeportillinois #illinois #illinoishistory #familyhistory #genealogy #familyphotos... Continue Reading →

Vaupel Clothier

Real photo postcard with the Vaupel Clothier sign at the right and center. This block of Galena Street in Freeport, Illinois and the Vaupel store were captured in at least 2 real photo postcards during the 44th Grand Army of the Republic (Civil War Veterans) Encampment in 1910. John Vaupel was my third great uncle,... Continue Reading →

Christina Vaupel Blumenstiel (1855-1888)

Christina Vaupel Blumenstiel (1855-1888), my great-great grandmother. This is a mourning pin worn by my great-grandfather, John William Blumenstiel, in honor of his deceased mother. She was born in Reichensachsen, Hessen, Germany and married Adolph Wilhelm Blumenstiel in 1873. In 1885, the family migrated to Freeport, Illinois, USA, where her brother and sister, John and... Continue Reading →

Regina Vaupel and Berend Anton Janssen

Regina Vaupel and Berend Anton Janssen married in October, 1909. She was first cousin to my great-grandfather, John William Blumenstiel, whose mother was Christina Vaupel Blumenstiel. Regina’s father, John Vaupel, founded John Vaupel Clothiers in Freeport, Illinois, USA. #falknerjarrell #vaupelgenealogy #vaupel #johnvaupel #johnvaupelclothier #janssen #janssengenealogy #familyhistory #genealogy #genealogyphoto #familyphotography #familyphoto #ancestors #ancestor #freeportillinois #illinois #oldphotos... Continue Reading →

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