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, located in row 5 of Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Chattanooga, Mercer County, Ohio. The marker is inscribed: Strobel/Miller Margaretha d/o Johann Strobel & w/o Jacob Miller Died 21 Apr 1882 Aged 23 Y, 3 M, 15 D   The inscription on the weathered stone is now very …

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Apr 08

Spring Cleaning

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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 (Kirn) Heintz, located in row 5 of Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Chattanooga, Mercer County, Ohio. Her tombstone is the oldest known tombstone in Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Chattanooga, Ohio.The marker is inscribed: AGATHA Ehefrau Pr. G. Heintz Storb Feb. 2, 1868 Alter 24 J, 5 M, 2 T According to Zion’s …

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Apr 01

1916 Mercer County Directory

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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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