Blumenstiel Siblings

Blumenstiel siblings, taken at Cranberry Lake, Commerce Township, Michigan, USA. Back row, left to right: John William Blumenstiel (my great-grandfather) and William Blumenstiel. Front row : Elizabeth Blumenstiel Williams and Helen Blumenstiel. William and Helen were visiting from Spokane, Washington, USA and Elizabeth lived in Freeport, Illinois, USA. #falknerjarrell #blumenstielgenealogy #blumenstiel #familyhistory #genealogy #familyphotos #ancestry... Continue Reading →

John William Blumenstiel

John William Blumenstiel (1883-1976), my great-grandfather. The photo was taken when he visited St. Petersburg, Florida, USA in 1958. He lived to 92 years of age and I was fortunate to know him when I was a child. At the time, it was less common for people to live into their nineties. #blumenstielgenealogy #blumenstiel #falknerjarrell... Continue Reading →

Blumenstiel Family

Blumenstiel Family, probably taken at their cottage on Cranberry Lake, Commerce Township, Michigan, USA. Left to right: Dorothy Blumenstiel Jarrell (my grandmother), Laura Schermack Blumenstiel, Margaret Blumenstiel Holmes, John William Blumenstiel. Taken in the late 1910s. #falknerjarrell #blumenstielgenealogy #blumenstiel #jarrellgenealogy #jarrell #familyhistory #genealogy #familyphotos #ancestry #history #knowyouroots #antiquephotograph #family #vintagephotography #oldphotos #oldphoto #ancestor #antiquephoto #genealogyresearch... Continue Reading →

John William Blumenstiel

John William Blumenstiel (1970), my great-grandfather. The photo was taken at John’s 87th birthday party at his home on Grandview St. in Detroit, Michigan, USA. #blumenstielgenealogy #blumenstiel #falknerjarrell #familyhistory #genealogy #familyphotos #ancestry #history #family #vintagephotography #oldphotos #oldphoto #ancestor #genealogyresearch #familytree #familyhistorian #genealogia #detroit #michigan #greatgrandfather #greatgrandparents #1970 #birthday

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 →

Blumenstiel Family at Cranberry Lake

Blumenstiel Family rowing at Cranberry Lake. My great-grandfather, John William Blumenstiel (left), with my great-aunt, Margaret Blumenstiel Holmes (rowing), my grandmother, Dorothy Blumenstiel Jarrell, and her mother, Laura Schermack Blumenstiel. Note the family dog at the far left. Taken in the late 1910s. . #falknerjarrell #blumenstielgenealogy #blumenstiel #schermackgenealogy #schermack #jarrellgenealogy #jarrell #familyhistory #genealogy #familyphotos #ancestry... Continue Reading →

Blumenstiel Family

Left to right: my maternal grandmother, Dorothy Blumenstiel Jarrell, with parents, Laura Schermack Blumenstiel (1886-1958) and John William Blumenstiel (1883-1976). The photo was taken in the late 1950s at my grandmother’s house at 18458 Lennane, Redford, Michigan, USA. #falknerjarrell #blumenstielgenealogy #blumenstiel #familyhistory #genealogy #familyphotos #ancestry #history #knowyouroots #antiquephotograph #family #vintagephotography #oldphoto #ancestor #antiquephoto #genealogyresearch #familytree... Continue Reading →

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 →

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