Blumenstiel Cottage

Blumenstiel cottage on Cranberry Lake in Commerce Township, Michigan, USA. It was owned by my great-grandparents, John William Blumenstiel and Laura Schermack Blumenstiel. #falknerjarrell #blumenstielgenealogy #familyhistory #genealogy #familyphotos #ancestry #knowyouroots #antiquephotograph #family #oldphotos #oldphoto #ancestor #antiquephoto #genealogyresearch #familytree #familyhistorian #findyourroots #traceyourroots #familyarchives #commercetownship #commercetownshipmi #michigan #blumenstiel #greatgrandfather #reichensachsen #hessen #freeportil #immigrant #cottage #lakecottage

John William Blumenstiel and Vernon Lee Jarrell

My maternal great-grandfather, John William Blumenstiel (left), and grandfather, Vernon Lee Jarrell, Christmas, 1971. Taken at Redford, Michigan, USA. #falknerjarrell #blumenstielgenealogy #blumenstiel #jarrellgenealogy #jarrell #familyhistory #genealogy #familyphotos #ancestry #history #knowyouroots #antiquephotograph #family #vintagephotography #oldphotos #oldphoto #ancestor #vintagephoto #genealogyresearch #familytree #familyhistorian #findyourroots #christmas #fatherinlaw #soninlaw #greatgrandfather #grandfather #redfordmi

Laura Schermack Blumenstiel Postcard

1909 Postcard from my great-grandmother, Laura Schermack Blumenstiel in Freeport, Illinois, USA to my great-grandfather, John William Blumenstiel, in Detroit, Michigan, USA. He moved to Detroit to seek his fortune, along with Laura’s brother, inventor Joseph J. Schermack, Jr.. Apparently, Laura wanted to move back to their hometown of Freeport and she tells him he... Continue Reading →

John William Blumenstiel and Children

John William Blumenstiel, 89th birthday. This is a newspaper clipping from my great- grandfather’s 89th birthday. Standing behind him are his children (left to right): Dorothy Blumenstiel Jarrell (my grandmother), Margaret Blumenstiel Holmes, and Donald William Blumenstiel. #falknerjarrell #blumenstielgenealogy #familyhistory #genealogy #familyphotos #ancestry #history #knowyouroots #antiquephotograph #family #vintagephotography #oldphotos #oldphoto #ancestor #antiquephoto #genealogyresearch #familytree #familyhistorian... Continue Reading →

Adolph Wilhelm Blumenstiel and Children

Adolph Wilhelm Blumenstiel (left), my great-great grandfather, with two of his children, William George Blumenstiel, and Clara Blumenstiel Campbell in Freeport, Illinois, USA (early 20th Century). #falknerjarrell #blumenstielgenealogy #blumenstiel #freeportillinois #illinois #illinoishistory #familyhistory #genealogy #familyphotos #ancestry #history #knowyouroots #antiquephotograph #family #vintagephotography #oldphotos #oldphoto #ancestor #antiquephoto #genealogyresearch #familytree #familyhistorian #findyourroots #traceyourroots #genealogia #familyarchives #greatgreatgrandfather #1900s #fatherandchildren

John William Blumenstiel at Cranberry Lake

John William Blumenstiel (1883-1976), my maternal great-grandfather, at his cottage on Cranberry Lake in Commerce Township, Michigan, USA. Born in 1883 in Reichensachsen, Hessen, his family immigrated to Freeport, Illinois, USA in 1885. #falknerjarrell #blumenstielgenealogy #familyhistory #genealogy #familyphotos #ancestry #knowyouroots #antiquephotograph #family #oldphotos #oldphoto #ancestor #antiquephoto #genealogyresearch #familytree #familyhistorian #findyourroots #traceyourroots #familyarchives #commercetownship #commercetownshipmi #michigan... Continue Reading →

John William Blumenstiel (1883-1976)

John William Blumenstiel (1883-1976), my maternal great-grandfather. Born in 1883 in Reichensachsen, Hessen, his family immigrated to Freeport, Illinois, USA in 1885. He lived until 1976 (92 years), so I was fortunate to know him. He was one of my childhood heroes. The photo was taken in my grandmother’s house in Redford, Michigan, USA in... Continue Reading →

John William and Laura Schermack Blumenstiel

John William and Laura Schermack Blumenstiel. The photo was taken at their house at 2652 Columbus, Detroit, Michigan, USA. #falknerjarrell #blumenstielgenealogy #blumenstiel #familyhistory #genealogy #familyphotos #oldphotos #oldphoto #detroit #detroithistory #michigan #michiganhistory #familyhistory #familyhistorian #sisters #sister #ancestors #ancestor #ancestry #familyphoto #schermackgenealogy #schermack #1940s #parents #greatgreatgrandparents #greatgreatgrandmother #greatgreatgrandpa

John William Blumenstiel

John William Blumenstiel (1883-1976), my maternal great-grandfather. Born in 1883 in Reichensachsen, Hessen, his family immigrated to Freeport, Illinois, USA in 1885. I believe this rather surreal photo of him was taken after he moved to Detroit, in the early 1900s. #falknerjarrell #blumenstielgenealogy #familyhistory #genealogy #familyphotos #ancestry #history #knowyouroots #antiquephotograph #family #vintagephotography #oldphotos #oldphoto #ancestor... Continue Reading →

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