Schermack-Rueger Marriage License

Marriage license of my maternal grandmother’s first cousin, Margret Schermack and Milton J. Rueger (1937). Her father was my great-great uncle, Joseph J. Schermack, an inventor of mailing machines, vending machines and other devices. #familyhistory #detroit #schermackgenealogy #schermack #genealogy #falknerjarrell #vending #vendingmachines #josephjschermack #marriagelicense #cousin #clarkstonmi #clarkstonmichigan

Schermack-Richards Marriage Announcement

Alfred H. Schermack (my great-great uncle) and Grace Richards marriage announcement (abt 1909). Freeport, Illinois, USA. #falknerjarrell #familyhistory #genealogy #familyphotos #oldphotos #oldphoto #detroit #detroithistory #michigan #michiganhistory #familyhistory #familyhistorian #ancestors #ancestor #ancestry #familyphoto #1900s #schermackgenealogy #schermack #siblings #genealogie #genealogia #genealogist #oldfamilyphotos #greatgreatuncle #greatgreataunt

Amelia Schauer Schermack

Memorial card for Amelia Schauer Schermack, my great-great grandmother. Amelia was born in Reading, Pennsylvania, USA in 1853. Her family migrated west to Freeport, Illinois, USA, where she married Joseph J. Schermack, Sr. in 1875. Following the death of her husband in 1915, she moved to Detroit, Michigan, USA, to be near her children. #falknerjarrell... Continue Reading →

Schermack/Blumenstiel Family

Schermack/Blumenstiel Family (circa 1915). The girl in front (wearing straw hat) is my maternal grandmother, Dorothy Blumenstiel Jarrell. Her maternal aunts, Emma Schermack (front) and Alma Schermack Feneley, are to the right. #falknerjarrell #blumenstielgenealogy #blumenstiel #familyhistory #genealogy #familyphotos #oldphotos #oldphoto #detroit #detroithistory #michigan #familyhistory #familyhistorian #sisters #sister #ancestors #ancestor #ancestry #familyphoto #cousins #schermackgenealogy #schermack #1910s... Continue Reading →

Joseph J. Schermack, Jr. and Stella Saxe

Marriage license of my great-great uncle and aunt, Joseph J. Schermack, Jr. and Stella Saxe (1905). He was an inventor of mailing machines, vending machines and other devices. According to a Scientific American article in 1929, “he has done more to make automatic vending a commercial success than any man in this country”. He is... Continue Reading →

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 →

Joseph J. Schermack, Jr.

Joseph J. Schermack, Jr. (1876-1950), my great-great uncle. Inventor of mailing machines, vending machines and other devices. He is most associated with postage stamp vending machines and private stamp perforations made for use in his devices. He was born in Freeport, Illinois, USA and moved to Detroit in 1906 to found the Schermack Mailing Machine... Continue Reading →

Schauer Sisters

Schauer Sisters in Freeport, Illinois, USA. My great-great grandmother, Amelia Schauer Schermack is at far left, with her sisters behind her. #falknerjarrell #ancestors #familyhistory #genealogy #genealogyphoto #ancestry #history #knowyouroots #antiquephotograph #family #oldphotos #oldphoto #ancestor #antiquephoto #genealogyresearch #familytree #familyhistorian #findyourroots #traceyourroots #genealogia #familyarchives #oldphotograph #savinghistory #findingroots #schermackgenealogy #schauergenealogy #freeportillinois #greatgreatgrandmother #schermack #schauer

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

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