Emma May Falkner – Death Certificate

The mystery of my great-aunt, Emma May Falkner (1909-1934), Part II. In our last feature, Aunt May married Jesse Alfaro in Detroit under the assumed name of Aurora Menendez, when she was 16 years of age. She was out of touch with her family and I don’t think they knew her husband or her assumed... Continue Reading →

Schermack/Blumenstiel Family

Schermack/Blumenstiel Family (circa 1915). The girl in front (wearing straw hat) is my maternal grandmother, Dorothy Blumenstiel Jarrell. Her maternal aunts, Emma Schermack (front) and Alma Schermack Feneley, are to the right. #falknerjarrell #blumenstielgenealogy #blumenstiel #familyhistory #genealogy #familyphotos #oldphotos #oldphoto #detroit #detroithistory #michigan #familyhistory #familyhistorian #sisters #sister #ancestors #ancestor #ancestry #familyphoto #cousins #schermackgenealogy #schermack #1910s... Continue Reading →

Martha Vaupel Mayer Descendants

Children and families of Martha Vaupel Mayer of Freeport, Illinois, USA. This was compiled by my great-grandfather, John William Blumenstiel, and listed his maternal aunt’s family members. 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... Continue Reading →

Julia Grady Carney Family

Julia Grady Carney (my great-grandmother) and children, about 1915. Left to right: Norah Mary Carney, Agnes Carney Falkner (my grandmother), Julia Grady Carney, Terence Patrick Carney, and John Francis “Frank” Carney. The family lived in Port Arthur (now Thunder Bay), Ontario, Canada around this time. #falknerjarrell #falknergenealogy #falkner #carneygenealogy #carney #ancestors #familyhistory #genealogy #genealogyphoto #ancestry... Continue Reading →

Patrick Falkner – Third Grade School Class

Patrick Ernest Falkner (my father) with his third grade school class, Our Lady of Sorrows (1940s). He is in the back row, third from the left. #falknerjarrell #ancestors #familyhistory #genealogy #genealogyphoto #ancestry #history #knowyouroots #antiquephotograph #family #vintagephotography #oldphotos #oldphoto #ancestor #antiquephoto #genealogyresearch #oldphotograph #savinghistory #findingroots #falknergenealogy #falkner #boy #redfordmi #1940s #schoolphoto #classphoto #catholicschool #ourladyofsorrows

Callaghan/Chuliner Gravestones

Callaghan/Chuliner Gravestones (Campbellton, New Brunswick, Canada). Mary Grady Chuliner was the sister of my great-grandmother, Julia Grady Carney. Veronica Callaghan was her daughter. #falknerjarrell #gradygenealogy #grady #chulinergenealogy #chuliner #callaghangenealogy #callaghan #canada #nbcanada #newbrunswick #newbrunswickcanada #familyhistory #genealogy #familyphotos #ancestry #history #family #vintagephotography #oldphotos #oldphoto #ancestor #genealogyresearch #familytree #familyhistorian #genealogia #genealogie #fatheranddaughter #cousins #cemetery #gravestone

Joseph J. Schermack, Jr. and Stella Saxe

Marriage license of my great-great uncle and aunt, Joseph J. Schermack, Jr. and Stella Saxe (1905). He was an inventor of mailing machines, vending machines and other devices. According to a Scientific American article in 1929, “he has done more to make automatic vending a commercial success than any man in this country”. He is... Continue Reading →

Falkner-Callaghan Cousins

Falkner and Callaghan Cousins in Michigan (about 1967). Left to right: Mary Ann Jarrell Falkner, Kathleen Falkner Rujan, Anne Haley-Callaghan, Craig Falkner (me), and Michael Falkner [note his cool yellow sunglasses]. The Callaghan family, based in Campbellton, New Brunswick, Canada, descended from Mary Grady Chuliner, sister of my great- grandmother, Julia Grady Carney. Photo courtesy... Continue Reading →

Margaret Helen Blumenstiel and Walter John Holmes

Wedding invitation of my great aunt and uncle, Margaret Helen Blumenstiel and Walter John Holmes (1932). #falknerjarrell #blumenstielgenealogy #blumenstiel #familyhistory #genealogy #familyphotos #oldphotos #oldphoto #detroit #detroithistory #michigan #michiganhistory #familyhistory #familyhistorian #ancestors #ancestor #ancestry #familyphoto #1930s #weddinginvitation #weddingannouncement #wedding #nuptials #greataunt #greatuncle

Schermack-Blumenstiel Family

Schermack-Blumenstiel Family, 1940s. Back row, left to right: Anna K. Schermack, Margaret Blumenstiel Holmes, Alma Schermack Feneley, Emma P. Schermack, Laura Schermack Blumenstiel (my great grandmother). Front row, left to right: John “Jack” Holmes, Ronald Holmes, and John William Blumenstiel (my great grandfather). #falknerjarrell #blumenstielgenealogy #blumenstiel #familyhistory #genealogy #familyphotos #oldphotos #oldphoto #detroit #detroithistory #michigan #michiganhistory... Continue Reading →

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