Patrick Ernest Falkner and George Ernest Falkner, Jr.

Patrick Ernest Falkner and George Ernest Falkner, Jr. (my father and grandfather) with our family dog, Sheek, in the 1970s. Redford, Michigan, USA. #falknerjarrell #ancestors #familyhistory #genealogy #genealogyphoto #ancestry #history #knowyouroots #family #vintagephotography #oldphotos #oldphoto #ancestor #antiquephoto #genealogyresearch #geneabloggers #oldphotograph #savinghistory #findingroots #falknergenealogy #falkner #father #fathersday #happyfathersday #dog #doggo #fatherandson #redfordmi #twogenerations #grandfather

Amelia Schauer Schermack (1853-1925)

Amelia Schauer Schermack, my great-great grandmother. Amelia was born in Reading, Pennsylvania, USA in 1853. Her family migrated west to Freeport, Illinois, USA, where she married Joseph J. Schermack, Sr. in 1875. Following the death of her husband in 1915, she moved to Detroit, Michigan, USA, to be near her children. #falknerjarrell #schermackgenealogy #schermack #freeportillinois... Continue Reading →

Memorial Card for Emma Beach Falkner (1845-1908)

Memorial card for Emma Beach Falkner, my great-great grandmother (1909). This was sent to me by a descendant of a servant in his household, who thought well of my great-great grandparents and attended their memorials, long after she had left their employ. Emma’s husband, John, was a successful builder in Victorian London, who founded the... Continue Reading →

Memorial Card for John William Falkner (1844-1909)

Memorial card for John William Falkner, my great-great grandfather (1909). This was sent to me by a descendant of a servant in his household, who thought well of my great-great grandparents and attended their memorials, long after she had left their employ. John was a successful builder in Victorian London, who founded the firm J.W.... Continue Reading →

Gottlieb and Philippine Schauer

Gottlieb and Philippine Schauer (my 3x great-grandparents), late 19th Century. The family immigrated from Nürtingen, Baden-Württemberg (present day Germany) to the USA in 1848. They settled in Reading, Pennsylvania, USA, where several children were born, including Amelia Schauer Schermack (b. 1853), my great-great grandmother. The family joined the German migration to the Midwest and settled... Continue Reading →

Thomas Gilmore Carney (1893-1947)

Thomas Carney - Great Lakes Seaman (Circa 1920). He was brother to my paternal grandmother, Agnes Carney Falkner and my great-uncle. Based on family photographs, he was on the crew of a Great Lakes ship, S.S. W.H. McGean. The photo was likely taken in Port Arthur, Ontario, Canada where the family immigrated in 1910-1915 from... Continue Reading →

Emma Schermack (1879-1955)

Emma Schermack was born to Joseph J. Sr. And Amelia Schauer Schermack in Freeport, Illinois, USA. She followed her brother, the inventor Joseph J. Schermack, Jr. to Detroit, Michigan, USA and worked at the Schermack Company for many years. She and her sister, Anna, lent the company money during the Great Depression, which enabled it... Continue Reading →

Louise and Fred Balthauser

Louise Balthauser and her son, Fred. She was the sister of Amelia Schauer Schermack, my great-great-grandmother. #falknerjarrell #schermackgenealogy #schermack #freeportillinois #illinois #familyhistory #genealogy #familyphotos #oldphoto #oldphotos #illinoishistory #detroit #detroithistory #michigan #michiganhistory #schauer #schauergenealogy #grandmother #greatgrandmother #greatgreatgrandmother #1900s #antiquephoto #oldwoman #freeportil #freeportillinois #pa #19thcentury #usarmy #ww1 #wwi

Mary Ann Jarrell and Patrick Ernest Falkner

Wedding photo of my parents, Mary Ann Jarrell and Patrick Ernest Falkner, June 25, 1960. The wedding was held at St. Agatha Church in Redford, Michigan, USA. #falknerjarrell #familyhistory #genealogy #familyphotos #ancestry #knowyouroots #family #vintagephotography #oldphotos #oldphoto #ancestor #genealogyresearch #familytree #familyhistorian #findyourroots #traceyourroots #genealogia #familyarchives #jarrellgenealogy #jarrell #ancestors #lovefamilyhistory #detroit #michigan #wedding #weddingdress #weddingphoto #redfordmi... Continue Reading →

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