Monthly Archive: January 2013

Jan 29

Tombstone Tuesday–Adam J. Pflueger

This is the tombstone of Adam J. Pflueger, located in row 11 of Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Schumm, Van Wert County, Ohio. The marker is inscribed: Adam J. Pflueger 1862-1919 PFLUEGER According to the records of Zion Lutheran Church, Schumm, Adam Jakob Pflüger was born 10 May 1862 to Michael and Catharine [Brandt] Pflüger. Adam was …

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Jan 25

Remembering the Blizzard of 1978

Today is the 35th anniversary of The Great Blizzard of 1978. A storm we will never forget. They say it wasn’t just a blizzard back in ‘78. It was a severe blizzard. The National Weather Service defines a “severe blizzard” as a storm with winds of 45 miles per hour or greater; a great density …

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Jan 22

Tombstone Tuesday–G. Wesley & Minnie A. Kallenberger

This is the tombstone of G. Wesley and Minnie A. Kallenberger, located in row 9 of Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Chattanooga, Mercer County, Ohio. The marker is inscribed: KALLENBERGER G. Wesley 1906-1992 Minnie A. 1906-1943  Obituaries: Mother of Three Died Tuesday Forenoon Funeral services will be held at 2:30 o’clock (EST) this Thursday afternoon from the …

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Jan 18

Wild Cat School Souvenir Booklet

Among some old items from the Chattanooga area that my dad gave me is the School Souvenir Booklet of Jacob M. Miller. The booklet was given to Jacob during the 1897-1898 school year by his teacher, John H. Kable. Wild Cat School was located on the southeast corner of State Routes 49 and 707, a mile …

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Jan 15

Tombstone Tuesday–Christian Hartzog

This is the tombstone of Christian Hartzog, located in row 2 of Hileman/Smith/Hartzog/Alspaugh Cemetery, Willshire Township, Van Wert County, Ohio.  The marker is inscribed: Christian Hartzog Died Oct. 8, 1874 Aged 75 y, 10 m, 10 d Christian’s date of birth was 28 November 1798, as calculated from his tombstone. According to census enumerations he was …

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