Yearly Archive: 2011

Dec 30

The 6th Day of Christmas

Candle Nativity, Zion Lutheran, Chattanooga, Christmas Eve 2011.

Even though all the Christmas services are over and most families have had their Christmas gatherings, it is still the Christmas Season. These are The Twelve Days of Christmas, the time from Christmas Day until the beginning of Epiphany. It is from 25 December through 5 January. Epiphany Day is 6 January. Today is the …

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Dec 27

Tombstone Tuesday–Christian Heintz

Christian Heintz

This is the tombstone of Christian Heintz, located in row 5 of Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Chattanooga, Mercer County, Ohio. The gravestone is inscribed: HEINTZ, Christian Heintz, Died Sept. 1, 1889, aged 59 Y [years], 8 M [months], 21 D [days]. Christian’s death and burial record as it was recorded in Zion’s church records: Christ Heinz, …

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Dec 23

Christmas Memories–Music

Zion Lutheran, Chattanooga, Christmas 2011

Christmas is the season for beautiful music and music is a big part of my life. I play both the piano and organ and I have been the organist at Zion Lutheran, Chattanooga, for nearly 46 years now. We have a beautiful church with very good acoustics. The Christmas Eve service is particularly beautiful at …

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Dec 20

Tombstone Tuesday–Emil F. & Myrtle E. Brandt

Brandt, Emil & Myrtle

This is the tombstone of Emil and Myrtle Brandt, located in row 10 of Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Chattanooga, Mercer County, Ohio. The marker is inscribed BRANDT, Myrtle E., 1906-1981; Emil F., 1900-1954. Their obituaries: Countian Dies Assisting with Church Service—Emil F. Brandt, 55, of two miles south of Willshire in Blackcreek Township, died following a …

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Dec 16

Christmas Memories–Family Gatherings

Christmas dinner at the Cornelius & Hilda Schumm home, c1963.

Some of the best holiday memories come from family get-togethers. When I was young we went to each of my grandparents’ homes for a Christmas celebration. The Schumms usually gathered for an evening meal sometime between Christmas and New Year’s Day. We were all able to sit around their dining room table, which was set …

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