Monthly Archive: October 2013

Oct 11

First Auto Made and Crashed in Ohio City

Last Monday’s episode of the new PBS series Genealogy Roadshow featured a short clip with audience member Jennifer Weed and professional genealogist Josh Taylor. Weed’s great-grandfather John William Lambert made the first gasoline-powered automobile in the U.S. and she wanted to know if he had had a feud with Henry Ford. Josh Taylor confirmed that …

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Oct 08

Tombstone Tuesday–Infant Daughter of E & A Kessler

This is the tombstone of the infant daughter of E. & A. Kessler, located in Kessler Cemetery, Liberty Township, Mercer County, Ohio. The marker is inscribed: Infant Dau of E. & A. Kessler Died Sept. 19, 1905 There is no record of this baby girl’s birth or death in the records of Zion Lutheran Chatt. …

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Oct 04

Livin’ the Dream in Chatt

They have been “Livin’ the Dream” in Chattanooga, Ohio, for the past 37 years, but now Barney and Twila Lehman will find new ways to follow their dreams. For nearly 4 decades the couple owned and operated the Chatt Bar but in May of this year they sold the popular local establishment. Last Saturday my …

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Oct 01

Tombstone Tuesday–Jakob Kessler

This is the tombstone of Jakob Kessler, located in Kessler Cemetery, Liberty Township, Mercer County, Ohio. The marker is inscribed: Jakob Kessler Geb. 1 Maerz 1858 Gest. 27 Juli 1892 Alter 34 J. 4 M. 26 T. Translation: Jakob Kessler, born 1 March 1858, died 27 July 1892, aged 34 years, 4 months, 26 days. …

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