Postcard of Reichensachsen, Germany

The Blumenstiel Family came from Reichensachsen, Germany to America in 1885. The town still exists today, as part of the city of Wehretal. The church pictured in the postcard is still central to the city.

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 →

George and Anna Vaupel

Gravestone of George and Anna Vaupel. Vaupel Family plot at Oakland Cemetery in Freeport, Illinois, USA. Photo from Find-a-Grave. #falknerjarrell #vaupelgenealogy #vaupel #familyhistory #genealogy #genealogyphoto #familyphotography #familyphoto #ancestors #ancestor #freeportillinois #illinois #oldphotos #oldphoto #findagrave #gravestone #familyplot #headstone #monument #cemetery #oldcemetery #greatgreatgreatgrandmother #greatgreatgreatuncle #findagrave

William H. Vaupel Christmas Card

1938 Christmas card from Mr. & Mrs. William H. Vaupel to their cousins, my great-great aunt and uncle, siblings Helen and William Blumenstiel, in Spokane, Washington, USA. Will Vaupel was a son of John Vaupel, founder of John Vaupel Clothier in Freeport, Illinois, USA. The William H. Vaupel house in Freeport is still standing, although... Continue Reading →

Anna Elisabetha Neuman Vaupel Gravestone

Gravestone of my 3x great grandmother, Anna Elisabetha Neuman Vaupel (called “Elizabeth Vaupel” on her gravestone) in Oakland Cemetery in Freeport, Illinois, USA. She is buried in the Vaupel family plot, along with John Vaupel, my 3x great uncle, who founded the Vaupel Clothiers on Galena Street in Freeport, Illinois, USA in the late 19th... Continue Reading →

John Vaupel Clothier Ad

John Vaupel Clothier advertisement in the Freeport High School Polaris around 1905. The Vaupel Clothier was on Galena Street in Freeport, Illinois, USA. John Vaupel was the brother of my great-great grandmother, Christina Vaupel Blumenstiel, and my 3x great-uncle. #falknerjarrell #vaupelgenealogy #vaupel #blumenstielgenealogy #blumenstiel #genealogy #familyhistory #freeportillinois #freeportil #oldphotos #storefront #clothingstore #johnvaupel #johnvaupelclothier #advertising #vintageadvertising... Continue Reading →

Vaupel Family Plot

Vaupel Family plot at Oakland Cemetery in Freeport, Illinois, USA. Among the family members buried here are my 3x great grandmother, Anna Elisabetha Neuman Vaupel (called “Elizabeth Vaupel” on her gravestone) and John Vaupel, my 3x great uncle, who founded the Vaupel Clothiers on Galena Street in Freeport, Illinois, USA in the late 19th Century.... Continue Reading →

Christina Vaupel Blumenstiel

Christina Vaupel Blumenstiel, my great-great grandmother. Reichensachsen, Hessen, Germany, late 19th Century. She immigrated to Illinois with her family in 1885. This photo was enhanced in My Heritage and being able to see her face is amazing. She died in 1889, and we only have a few photos. #falknerjarrell #vaupelgenealogy #vaupel #blumenstielgenealogy #blumenstiel #familyhistory #genealogy... Continue Reading →

Oakland Cemetery – Freeport, Illinois

Oakland Cemetery - Freeport, Illinois, USA. This is the final resting place of my 3x great grandmother, Anna Neuman Vaupel (1818-1908). She immigrated to Freeport, Illinois, USA in 1885 with my 2x great grandparents, Christina Vaupel and Adolph Blumenstiel, from Reichensachsen, Hessen, Germany. Anna died in 1908, just before her 89th birthday. #falknerjarrell #vaupelgenealogy #vaupel... Continue Reading →

Vaupel Family

Vaupel Family in Reichensachsen, Hessen (present day Germany), sometime before 1885. My 2x great-grandmother, Christina Vaupel Blumenstiel, stands between her parents. From left to right: George Vaupel (brother), Christian Vaupel (father), Christina, Anna Neuman Vaupel (mother). Christina’s brother, John Vaupel, established himself in Freeport, Illinois, USA and the rest of the family (except Christian, who... Continue Reading →

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