Monthly Archive: October 2013

Oct 29

Tombstone Tuesday–James M. & Emma Duff

This is the tombstone of James M. and Emma Duff, located in Kessler Cemetery, Liberty Township, Mercer County, Ohio. The marker is inscribed: DUFF Emma 1857-1946 James M. 1856-1935 James Madison Duff was born 5 March 1856 near Columbus, Ohio, to William and Eliza (Lazaliet) Duff.  He married Emma Mason 25 January 1879. Emma was …

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Oct 25

Haunted Mercer County?

When you think of haunted places in Ohio, northern Mercer County is probably not the first place that comes to mind. But this area seems to be a hotbed of paranormal activity according to the Internet and some other sources. They identify several haunted places very near here. Legendary places where people claim they have witnessed paranormal …

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Oct 22

Tombstone Tuesday–Jacob W. & Rosa D. Duff

This is the tombstone of Jacob W. and Rosa D. Duff, located in Kessler Cemetery, Liberty Township, Mercer County, Ohio. The marker is inscribed: Duff Rosa D. Dec. 27, 1886 Apr. 2, 1965 Jacob W. Feb. 13, 1882 Mar. 2, 1948 If you look closely at this tombstone you will notice that a barber pole …

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Oct 18

A Collection of Ball Caps

Men folk of all ages in these parts like to wear ball caps. Nearly every male I know wears a ball cap from time to time, if not most of the time. Joe, Jeff, farmers, laborers, males young and old wear ball caps. My dad always wore a ball cap and my grandpa Miller wore …

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Oct 15

Tombstone Tuesday–Edward Rudolph & Almeda (Heffner) Kessler

This week’s Tombstone Tuesday photo looks a little different. Different because the subjects of this week’s post have no tombstone. I have been writing about the Kessler family that settled near Chattanooga, Ohio, in the mid-1800s and the trail has led me to this Kessler couple who has no tombstone. But sources indicate that they …

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