Joseph J. Schermack, Sr. (1844-1915)

Tintype photo of my 2x great-grandfather (left), Joseph J. Schermack, Sr. (1844-1915) and unidentified man. A tailor by trade, he was Born in Heimbach, Neuwied, Prussia and immigrated to the USA in 1857. The photo is not in good condition, but I treasure every image I have of 19th century ancestors. #falknerjarrell #schermackgenealogy #schermack #freeportillinois... Continue Reading →

Joseph J. Schermack, Sr. Obituary (1844-1915)

Joseph J. Schermack, Sr. obituary (1844-1915). He immigrated to the USA from Heibach-Weiss, Prussia 29 May 1857. He ultimately settled in Freeport, Illinois, USA and worked as a tailor. #illinoishistory #familyhistory #genealogy #freeportillinois #familyphotography #falknerjarrell #schermackgenealogy #oldphotos #schermack #oldphoto #oldphotos #oldfamilyphotos #familyphotos #genealogyphoto #genealogyphotos #illinois #obituary #heimbachweis #neuwied #immigrant #ancestors #ancestor

Welcome Delegation for Theodore Roosevelt (1903)

Welcome Delegation for Theodore Roosevelt (1903). Joseph J. Schermack, Sr. front row, far right. Dedication of Lincoln Douglas Debates monument in Freeport, Illinois, USA. #falknerjarrell #schermack #schermackgenealogy #blumenstiel #blumenstielgenealogy #freeportil #freeportillinois #lincolndouglasdebate #abrahamlincoln #abrahamlincon #teddyroosevelt #theodoreroosevelt #roosevelt #illinoishistory #illinois #historicphotos #historicphoto #historicphotography

Theodore Roosevelt – Freeport, Illinois, USA (1903)

Theodore Roosevelt - Dedicating monument to Lincoln Douglas Debates Freeport, Illinois, USA. June 3, 1903. Joseph J. Schermack, Sr. was in the welcoming delegation and Adolph Wilhelm Blumenstiel worked on the monument. #falknerjarrell #schermack #schermackgenealogy #blumenstiel #blumenstielgenealogy #freeportil #freeportillinois #lincolndouglasdebate #abrahamlincoln #abrahamlincon #teddyroosevelt #theodoreroosevelt #roosevelt #illinoishistory #illinois #historicphotos #historicphoto #historicphotography

Marriage License – Joseph J. Schermack, Sr. and Amelia Schauer

Marriage License - Joseph J. Schermack, Sr. and Amelia Schauer. Joseph J. Schermack, Sr. and Amelia Schauer were married in Freeport, Illinois June 20, 1875. They had 6 children: Joseph Jr., Alfred, Emma, Anna, Laura, and Alma. They were maternal grandparents of Dorothy Blumenstiel. #falknerjarrell #ancestors #familyhistory #genealogy #genealogyphoto #ancestry #history #knowyouroots #antiquephotograph #family #vintagephotography... Continue Reading →

Schermack Children Circa Early 1880s

Children of Joseph J. and Amelia Schauer Schermack of Freeport, Illinois, USA. Left to right: Anna, Emma, and Joseph J. Schermack, Jr. They were the maternal aunts and uncle of Dorothy Blumenstiel Jarrell. #falknerjarrell #ancestors #familyhistory #genealogy #genealogyphoto #ancestry #history #knowyouroots #antiquephotograph #family #vintagephotography #oldphotos #oldphoto #ancestor #antiquephoto #genealogyresearch #geneabloggers #familytree #familyhistorian #findyourroots #traceyourroots #genealogia... Continue Reading →

Joseph J. Sr and Amelia Schauer Schermack

Joseph J. Schermack, Sr. married Amelia Schauer in Freeport, Illinois, USA June 20, 1875. He was a tailor and was part of the town delegation that greeted Theodore Roosevelt in 1903 when he dedicated the monument to the 1858 Lincoln-Douglas Debates held in Freeport. They were the maternal grandparents of Dorothy Blumenstiel Jarrell. #falknerjarrell #ancestors... Continue Reading →

Mary Ann Jarrell Genealogy Chart 07Jan2019

A genealogy chart is a work-in-progress, always changing as new discoveries are made and old information is updated. Below is the current chart for Mary Ann Jarrell, daughter of Dorothy Blumenstiel Jarrell and Vernon Lee Jarrell.

Joseph J. Schermack, Sr. Tailor Shop

Tailor shop interior in Freeport, Illinois, USA, circa 1900. Joseph J. Schermack, Sr. is standing at left by the window. He was born on 4 November 1844 in Heimbach, Neuwied, Rheinland, Prussia and arrived in New York City 29 May 1857. He moved to Freeport, Illinois, USA and married Amelia Schauer 20 June 1875. Joseph... Continue Reading →

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