Blumenstiel Immigration

S.S. Eider. This is the ship on which my great-grandfather, John William Blumenstiel, and his family immigrated to the USA in 1885. They moved from Reichensachsen, Hessen, Germany to Freeport, Illinois, USA. #genealogy #familyhistory #falknerjarrell #freeportillinois #blumenstielgenealogy #blumenstiel #familypictures #familyhistory #genealogy #oldphoto #ship #immigration #immigrants #immigrant #reichensachsen #wehretal #hessen #hesse #ellisisland #germany🇩🇪 #germany #ancestors #ancestor... Continue Reading →

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.

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 →

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 →

Birthplace of John William Blumenstiel

Birthplace of John William Blumenstiel, my great grandfather, in Reichensachsen, Hessen (present day Germany). The people in the photo owned the house after the Blumenstiel family relocated to Freeport, Illinois, USA in 1885. Reichensachsen is now part of Wehretal, a community in the Werra-MeiĂźner-Kreis in northeastern Hesse, Germany. Wehretal came into being in 1971 and... 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 →

John Vaupel Clothier, Business Card

John Vaupel Clothier, business card. 108 Galena St. Freeport, Illinois, USA. John Vaupel was the brother of Christina Vaupel Blumenstiel and great-uncle of Dorothy Blumenstiel Jarrell. #genealogy #familyhistory #freeportillinois #falknerjarrell #vaupelgenealogy #oldphotos #storefront #clothingstore #johnvaupel #johnvaupelclothier #vaupel #businesscards #businesscard #vintageadvertisement #advertisement #illinois #illinoishistory #clothingstore #manclothes #manclothing #gentleman #haberdashery #advertisingcards #advertisingcard #victoriantradecards #menswear

Christina Vaupel Blumenstiel (1855-1888)

Christina Vaupel Blumenstiel (1855-1888). Christina Vaupel Blumenstiel was the paternal grandmother of Dorothy Blumenstiel Jarrell and mother of John William Blumenstiel. The family immigrated to the USA in 1885 and Christina died in 1888. Adolph and Christina are buried in the Freeport City Cemetery, Freeport, Illinois, USA. #falknerjarrell #blumenstielgenealogy #freeportillinois #illinois #illinoishistory #familyhistory #genealogy #germany... Continue Reading →

Anna Neuman Vaupel (1818-1908)

Anna Neuman Vaupel (1818-1908) immigrated to Freeport, Illinois, USA in 1885. She joined her daughter and son-in-law, Christina Vaupel and Adolph Blumenstiel in relocating from Reichensachsen, Hessen. Anna died in 1908, just before her 90th birthday. She had 3 other children in the USA: John Vaupel, George Vaupel, and Martha Vaupel Mayer. She was the... Continue Reading →

Vaupel Family in Reichensachsen, Hesse 19th Century

Christina Vaupel Blumenstiel immigrated to Freeport, Illinois, USA in 1885. She is pictured with her family (left to right): George (brother), Christian (father), Christina, Anna Neuman Vaupel (mother). The family lived in Reichensachsen, Hesse. Christina was the mother of John William Blumenstiel and grandmother of Dorothy Blumenstiel Jarrell. #vaupelgenealogy #blumenstielgenealogy #falknerjarrell #familyhistory #genealogy #oldphotos #reichensachsen... Continue Reading →

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