Vonnie and Irene Chuliner

Colorized photo of Vonnie and Irene Chuliner (1920s). They were first cousins to my paternal grandmother, Agnes Carney Falkner. Their mother, Mary Grady Chuliner, was sister to my great grandmother, Julia Grady Carney. #falknerjarrell #ancestors #familyhistory #genealogy #genealogyphoto #ancestry #history #antiquephotograph #family #vintagephotography #1920s #oldphoto #ancestor #genealogyresearch #savinghistory #findingroots #carneygenealogy #carney #chuliner #canada #portarthur #ontario... Continue Reading →

Chat Piles – Flat River, Missouri

Lead mining waste was deposited in huge “chat” piles in Flat River, Missouri, USA. My siblings and I used to play in the “sand,” when visiting the family in the area, which probably wasn’t a healthy thing to do. My great-grandfather, John McCreary Jarrell, was a driller in the lead mines, before moving to Detroit,... Continue Reading →

Passenger declaration – Julia Grady Carney

Passenger declaration for Julia Grady Carney, my paternal great-grandmother. She travelled from Canada to the UK and back in 1922. She was born in Widnes, Lancashire, England and immigrated to Canada in 1910. This pasenger declaration includes valuable information, such as her address in Port Arthur, Ontario, Canada (now called Thunder Bay) and the date... 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 →

John William Blumenstiel and Friends

John William Blumenstiel (left, my great-grandfather) and Friends. He is frequently pictured with a cigar in his mouth, which is how I remember him. Photo pin, circa 1900. #blumenstiel #blumenstielgenealogy #falknerjarrell #genealogy #genealogyphotoaday #familyhistory #oldphotos #antiquephoto #antiquephotography #familyartifacts #familymementos #freeportillinois #freeportil #photopin #friends #friendship #menwithcigars #cigars #1900s

Blumenstiel Sisters

Blumenstiel Sisters, circa 1915. Dorothy Blumenstiel Jarrell (right, my grandmother) and Margaret Blumenstiel Holmes were the daughters of John William and Laura Schermack Blumenstiel. The photo is about 1915 and the family lived in Detroit, Michigan, USA. #falknerjarrell #blumenstielgenealogy #blumenstiel #jarrellgenealogy #jarrell #familyhistory #genealogy #familyphotos #oldphotos #oldphoto #detroit #detroithistory #michigan #michiganhistory #sisters #sisters👭 #siblings #1900s... 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 →

Unidentified Couple

I wish I knew the identity of this couple found amongst family photographs from my Freeport, Illinois based ancestors. I’m fortunate to have photos my great-great grandparents in those lines, and it doesnot appear to be them. Unidentified couple, tintype photograph, 19th Century. #falknerjarrell #schermackgenealogy #schermack #schauergenealogy #schauer #blumenstielgenealogy #blumenstiel #vaupelgenealogy #vaupel #familyhistory #genealogy #familyphotos... Continue Reading →

Patrick Ernest Falkner – Graduating Class

Patrick Ernest Falkner (my father) and his 1958 graduating high school class, Cathedral Central High School in Detroit, Michigan, USA. He is in the center, third row down. I love that everyone is labelled, because people in group photos can be hard to identify. If anyone has family members in the photo, you can go... Continue Reading →

John William Falkner

John William Falkner (mid-19th Century). He founded J.W. Falkner and Sons, Builders in Southwark, London, UK the late 19th Century. He was my paternal great-great grandparents. #falknerjarrell #jwfalknerandsons #london #familyhistory #genealogy #genealogyphoto #falknergenealogy #englishhistory #cityoflondon #familyphoto #london🇬🇧 #londoncityworld #londonphotography #london #falkner #jwfalkner #oldbuildings #southwark #southwarklondon #newkentroad

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