Monthly Archive: April 2011

Apr 12

Tombstone Tuesday-Margaretha Strobel Miller

Margaretha Strobel Miller (1859-1882) Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Chattanooga

This is the tombstone of Margaretha Miller, nee Strobel, the second wife of my great grandfather, Jacob Miller. This marker is in row 5 in Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Chattanooga, Ohio. The inscription on the weathered stone is now very difficult to read, but according to Mercer County Cemetery Inscriptions Volume VI, compiled by the Mercer …

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Apr 08

Spring Cleaning


I am not one for spring cleaning. Our house gets a weekly once over and I usually give it a good cleaning before our family reunion weekend in July, when my cousin stays with us, and around the holidays, when the house is redecorated in fine holiday décor. I used to do spring cleaning, but …

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Apr 05

Tombstone Tuesday—Agatha Heintz

Agatha Heintz (1842-1868), Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Chattanooga

This is the tombstone of Agatha Heintz, nee Kirn. Her tombstone is the oldest known tombstone in Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Chattanooga, Ohio. It is located in row 5. According to Zion’s church records, she was born in Bruenbach, Wuerttemberg.  (Book 1:116, 118) Agatha was the wife of Zion’s second pastor, George Heintz, who served at …

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Apr 01

1916 Mercer County Directory


A few years ago I purchased a 1916 Farm Journal Illustrated Directory of Mercer County, Ohio, on Ebay. It was published by the Wilmer Atkinson Company, publishers of the Farm Journal, from Washington Square, Philadelphia. It contains 208 pages, an alphabetical list of the people living in Mercer County with some information about them, advertisements, …

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