Monthly Archive: May 2013

May 31

Johann Christian Pflueger

All in all, I was fairly successful in researching the Pflueger branch of my family, thanks in part to the records of Zion Lutheran Schumm. Those records told me the most important thing I needed to know in order to research an ancestor back in Germany—his town of origin. Those church records told me that …

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May 28

Tombstone Tuesday–J. Christian Pflueger

This is the tombstone of J. Christian Pflueger, located in row 9 of Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Schumm, Van Wert County, Ohio. The marker is inscribed: Hier ruht in Gott J. Christian Pflueger geb. den 12 Mai 1781 gest. den 28 Mar 1877 Alter 95 Jahre, 10 Mo, 16 Ta “Here rests in God, J. Christian …

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May 24

Memorial Day 2013

Memorial Day, originally known as Decoration Day, traditionally marks the beginning of summer. But the true meaning of the holiday is much more than that. Memorial Day dates back to the Civil War and began as a way to remember and honor both Union and Confederate soldiers who were killed in battle. Memorial Day was officially …

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May 21

Tombstone Tuesday–Michael G. Pflueger

This is the tombstone of Michael G. Pflueger, located in row 6 of Greenbriar Cemetery, Willshire Township, Van Wert County, Ohio. The marker is inscribed: Michael G. Pflueger Died 1 Jul 1903 Aged 79 y, 1 m, 13 d Gone but not forgotten There is also a flagstaff near his marker that is inscribed: GAR …

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May 16

Chattanooga News, June 1927

Local newspapers reported news about Chattanooga, Ohio, in the first half of the 20th century. The Willshire Herald printed a Chattanooga column during the 1930s and 40s and I recently discovered that The Rockford Press also had a frequent column about the Chattanooga residents, or as I like to call them, the Chattanoogians. The newsy …

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