Monthly Archive: February 2013

Feb 26

Tombstone Tuesday–Odas “Hod” Becher

This is the tombstone of Odas ”Hod” Becher, located in row 5 of Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Chattanooga, Mercer County, Ohio. The marker is inscribed: “Hod” ODAS BECHER 1901-1971 According to the church records of Zion Lutheran Chatt, Odas LeRoy Becher was born 16 December 1901 to Georg W. and Maria (Schlenker) Becher. He was baptized 12 …

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Feb 22

Old Map of Chattanooga, Ohio

Regular readers of my blog posts notice that I mention a frequent occurrence here in the Bennett house—finding something that has been long forgotten while searching for another item. Fortunately these forgotten and often interesting items have a way of popping up just in time for the next blog. As I was rooting through my …

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Feb 19

Tombstone Tuesday–Abraham Pflueger

This is the tombstone of Abraham Pflueger, located in row 11 of Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Schumm, Van Wert County, Ohio. The marker is inscribed: Abraham Pflueger 1853-1936 According to Abraham Pflüger’s death and burial record at Zion Lutheran Schumm, Abraham was born 5 March 1852 in Willshire Township, Van Wert County.  He died 5 June …

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Feb 17

Breaker, Breaker One-nine

Breaker, breaker one-nine. How ‘bout ya, Good Buddy? Got your ears on? What’s your handle? Where’s your 20? Over. Those were phrases heard around our house back in the early 60s. They were slang terms used by people that owned a Citizens’ Band radio, or CB radio for short. Yes, my dad had had a …

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Feb 12

Tombstone Tuesday–Elizabeth Pflueger

This is the tombstone of Elizabeth Pflueger, located in row 10 of Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Schumm, Van Wert County, Ohio. The marker is inscribed: Elizabeth Ehefrau Von A. Pflueger 1857-1913 PFLUEGER Translation: Elizabeth, wife of A. Pflueger, 1857-1913. According to the records of Zion Lutheran Church, Schumm, Rosina Elisabetha Hofmann was born 23 February 1857 in …

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