Monthly Archive: March 2013

Mar 29

Lutheran Records on

This past week a large number of Lutheran church records were made available and searchable on, a division of released about 1,000 rolls of microfilmed church records, acquired through a partnership with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. This means that about 4.6 million individual Lutheran records are now available on-line. This …

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Mar 26

Tombstone Tuesday–Friedrich Becher

This is the tombstone of Friedrich Becher, located in row 3 of Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Chattanooga, Mercer County, Ohio. His tombstone is located between the markers of his wife Margaretha and their son John. It is broken and unreadable. According to Zion’s Family Register in the old church record book, Friedrich Becher was born 9 …

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Mar 22

The Sewing Circle is Smaller

Zion Chatt’s sewing circle is smaller these days. Catherine (Leininger) Miller, one of Zion’s faithful sewers, passed away last week. Catherine liked to knot the comforts sewn by Zion’s Women of the Church, tying knots with heavy thread to bind the layers of fabric together. Catherine Miller, at the age of 90, was the oldest female …

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Mar 19

Tombstone Tuesday–Margaretha Becher

This is the tombstone of Margaretha Becher, located in row 3 of Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Chattanooga, Mercer County, Ohio. All that is readable of the broken marker is: Margaretha. The Mercer County Chapter OGS read and transcribed the tombstones in Zion’s Cemetery in 1990. Their transcription of this stone indicates that it belongs to Margaretha …

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Mar 15

Rev. August Affeld, Pastor at Zion Chatt 1896-1899

I recently received an e-mail from Danielle, who was seeking information about her great-grandfather, Rev. August Affeld. He was a Lutheran minister who served at Zion Chatt from late 1896-1899. She contacted me after she saw his picture in a 1897 confirmation photo that I posted here a few weeks ago. That photo is the …

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