Schermack/Blumenstiel Family

Schermack/Blumenstiel Family (circa 1915). The woman in black, center row, is my great-great grandmother, Amelia Schauer Schermack. The children seated in the front row include my grandmother, Dorothy Blumenstiel Jarrell, at center, with my great-aunt, Margaret Blumenstiel Holmes, to the left, followed by their cousin, Florence Schermack. I can identify various other family members, such... Continue Reading →

Schermack Sisters

My great-grandmother, Laura Schermack Blumenstiel, at right, with her sister, Alma Schermack Feneley. The child could be my maternal grandmother, Dorothy Blumenstiel Jarrell. #falknerjarrell #schermackgenealogy #schermack #freeportillinois #illinois #familyhistory #genealogy #familyphotos #oldphoto #oldphotos #illinoishistory #sisters #detroit #detroithistory #michigan #strongwomen #sisters #hats #1900s #womeninhats #women #womensfashion #feneley #hats #aunt #greatgreataunt #feneleygenealogy #blumenstielgenealogy #blumenstiel

Jarrell Family

My maternal grandparents, Vernon And Dorothy Jarrell (right), and children (left to right): Mary Ann “Cookie” Jarrell Falkner (my mother), John William Jarrell, and Dolores Jarrell Roy. #falknerjarrell #familyhistory #genealogy #familyphotos #ancestry #history #knowyouroots #family #vintagephotography #oldphotos #oldphoto #ancestor #genealogyresearch #familytree #familyhistorian #findyourroots #traceyourroots #genealogia #familyarchives #jarrellgenealogy #jarrell #falknergenealogy #falkner #roy #roygenealogy #ancestors #lovefamilyhistory #lovehistory... Continue Reading →

Donald William Blumenstiel

Donald William Blumenstiel and “Rags.” He was my maternal grandmother’s brother. #falknerjarrell #blumenstielgenealogy #blumenstiel #detroitmichigan #detroitmi #detroithistory #michigan #familyhistory #genealogy #germany #familyphotos #ancestry #history #antiquephotograph #family #vintagephotography #oldphotos #oldphoto #ancestor #antiquephoto #genealogyresearch #familytree #familyhistorian #genealogia #dog #dogsofinstagram #dogs #familypet #doggo #greatuncle

Mary Ann “Cookie” Jarrell Falkner

Mary Ann "Cookie" Jarrell Falkner (my mother), 1940s. Taken on Winston St., Detroit, Michigan, USA. #falknerjarrell #familyhistory #genealogy #familyphotos #ancestry #history #knowyouroots #family #vintagephotography #oldphotos #oldphoto #ancestor #genealogyresearch #familytree #familyhistorian #findyourroots #traceyourroots #genealogia #familyarchives #jarrellgenealogy #jarrell #ancestors #lovefamilyhistory #detroit #michigan #falknergenealogy #falkner #mothersday #mother #childhood

Kathleen Ann Falkner Baptism

My sister’s baptism at St. Agatha Catholic Church in Redford, Michigan, USA (1961). At left are the godparents, John and Carrie Saliba, holding Kathleen Ann Falkner. To the right are my parents, Mary Ann “Cookie” Jarrell Falkner and Patrick Falkner. #falknerjarrell #ancestors #familyhistory #genealogy #genealogyphoto #ancestry #history #knowyouroots #antiquephotograph #family #vintagephotography #oldphotos #oldphoto #ancestor #antiquephoto... Continue Reading →

George Ernest Falkner Death Certificate

Death certificate of my paternal great-grandfather, George Ernest Falkner. George Ernest Falkner, Jr. He died of general arterio-sclerosis and coronary thrombosis in 1947. #falknerjarrell #ancestors #familyhistory #genealogy #genealogyphoto #ancestry #history #knowyouroots #ancestor #genealogyresearch #familytree #familyhistorian #findyourroots #traceyourroots #genealogia #familyarchives #oldphotograph #savinghistory #findingroots #falkner #falknergenealogy #detroit #detroithistory #deathcertificate #deathcertificates #greatgrandfather #greatgrandparents #greatgrandpa

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 →

George Ernest Falkner, Naturalization Papers

Naturalization documents. Declaration of Intention for my grandparents, George Ernest Falkner, Jr. and Agnes Carney Falkner (1941). George was born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada and Agnes in Manchester, England. They came to the USA as undocumented immigrants in the 1920s and sought citizenship at the start of World War II. #falknerjarrell #ancestors #familyhistory #genealogy #genealogyphoto... Continue Reading →

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