Monthly Archive: November 2012

Nov 30

Plate Charger

Thanksgiving 2012 with chargers

Charger is a word used for many things. A charger can be: A San Diego football player A Dodge car A battery charger The fictional Transformer named Charger A Prototype light attack and observation aircraft (Convair Charger) An Australian rugby team (Gold Coast Chargers) A medieval war horse A  British term for a clip used …

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Nov 27

Tombstone Tuesday–Margra E. & John Kallenberger

Margra & John Kallenberger, Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Chattanooga, Mercer County, Ohio.

This is the tombstone of John and Margra Kallenberger, located in row 7 of Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Chattanooga, Mercer County, Ohio. The marker is inscribed: KALLENBERGER Margra E. 1910-1983 John 1910-1995 According to the records of Zion Lutheran Church, Chattanooga, Johann Andres Kallenberger was born 5 October 1910 to Michael and Maggie (Rueck Miller) Kallenberger. …

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Nov 23

My Genealogy Wish List

Goals

I hope all of you had a nice Thanksgiving Day with your families. We have so much to be thankful for. We had a nice dinner with my mom, our son and his very soon-to-be bride. It was our first Thanksgiving without my dad and we miss him. The Bennett Thanksgiving dinner will be tomorrow. …

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Nov 20

Tombstone Tuesday–Magdalene and Henry Schumm

Henry & Magdalene Schumm, Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Schumm, Ohio

This is the tombstone of Magdalene and Henry Schumm, located in row 11 of Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Schumm, Van Wert County, Ohio. The marker is inscribed: SCHUMM Magdalene 1865-1946 Henry 1844-1922 Henry Schumm was known as “River Henry” to people in the Willshire area because his farm bordered the St. Marys River east of Willshire. …

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Nov 16

1918 Letter from Regina to Christine Rueck Miller

Jacob and Regina (Rueck) Rueck. Regina wrote the letter below in 1918.

One of the best things about blogging about family and local history is being contacted by distant relatives, old  acquaintances, former area inhabitants and others researching the same surnames. Recently I was contacted by another Rueck researcher, Onno Rueck, from Switzerland. Onno seems to have an extensive database of Ruecks from all around the world but we …

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