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 →

Clara Blumenstiel Campbell and Christine Dreier Blumenstiel

Clara Blumenstiel Campbell with her mother, Christine Dreier Blumenstiel. She was half-sister to my great-grandfather, John William Blumenstiel. Taken in Freeport, Illinois, USA. #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 #greatgrandfather #1900s #greatgreataunt #campbell

William Blumenstiel and Clara Blumenstiel Campbell

William Blumenstiel and Clara Blumenstiel Campbell. They were half-siblings and my great-great uncle and aunt. Uncle Will lived in Spokane, Washington, USA. #falknerjarrell #blumenstiel #freeportillinois #familyhistory #genealogy #familyphotos #ancestry #history #knowyouroots #antiquephotograph #family #vintagephotography #oldphotos #oldphoto #ancestor #antiquephoto #genealogyresearch #familytree #familyhistorian #findyourroots #traceyourroots #genealogia #familyarchives #greatgreatuncle #greatgreataunt #siblings

Adolph Wilhelm and Christine Dreier Blumenstiel

Adolph Wilhelm and Christine Dreier Blumenstiel, of Freeport, Illinois, USA (early 20th Century). Adolph married Christine Nieman Dreier, a widow, following the death of his first wife, Christina Vaupel Blumenstiel, in 1889. Adolph was a stone mason by trade and is said to have erected the monument to the Lincoln-Douglas Debates in Freeport, Illinois. He... Continue Reading →

Air Show (1920s)

Air Show (1920s). Found in a Schermack/Blumenstiel Family photo album. It reminds me that my grandmother, Dorothy Blumenstiel Jarrell, went up in an open-cockpit plane in 1928. She only told her mother about it afterwards. I'm not sure of the location of this photo, but it could be Freeport, Illinois or Detroit, Michigan. #falknerjarrell #familyhistory... Continue Reading →

Alma Schermack Feneley

Alma Schermack Feneley in about 1910 and 1972. She was my great-great aunt, who I knew as an old woman in the 1960s/70s. I don’t remember her personality, but definitely remember our family visiting her at home and in the nursing home where she passed. She relocated from Freeport, Illinois, USA to Detroit, Michigan, USA... Continue Reading →

John William Blumenstiel and Laura Schermack

Wedding Announcement for my great- grandparents, John William Blumenstiel and Laura Louise Schermack (Freeport Journal Standard, Freeport, Illinois, USA. December 1905). #falknerjarrell #blumenstielgenealogy #blumenstiel #familyhistory #genealogy #familyphotos #ancestry #history #knowyouroots #antiquephotograph #family #ancestor #antiquephoto #genealogyresearch #familytree #familyhistorian #findyourroots #traceyourroots #genealogia #familyarchives #schermack #schermackgenealogy #marriagebanns #newspaperarticle #newspaper #freeportillinois #freeportil #weddingannouncement #marriagelicense

Emma Schermack and Amanda Kuhlmeyer

Emma Schermack at left (my great-great aunt) with friend, Amanda Kuhlmeyer in Freeport, Illinois, USA. Aunt Em always had a sense of style. #falknerjarrell #schermackgenealogy #schermack #freeportillinois #illinois #familyhistory #genealogy #familyphotos #oldphoto #oldphotos #illinoishistory #strongwomen #sisters #hats #1900s #1890s #1890sfashion #womeninhats #women #womensfashion #womensrights #friends #bestfriends #greatgreataunt #senseofstyle #style #stylishwomen #cdv #cartesdevisite

Regina Vaupel and Berend Anton Janssen

Regina Vaupel and Berend Anton Janssen married in October, 1909. She was first cousin to my great-grandfather, John William Blumenstiel, whose mother was Christina Vaupel Blumenstiel. Regina’s father, John Vaupel, founded John Vaupel Clothiers in Freeport, Illinois, USA. #falknerjarrell #vaupelgenealogy #vaupel #johnvaupel #johnvaupelclothier #janssen #janssengenealogy #familyhistory #genealogy #genealogyphoto #familyphotography #familyphoto #ancestors #ancestor #freeportillinois #illinois #oldphotos... Continue Reading →

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