Monthly Archive: March 2014

Mar 28

Chatt Merchants vs. Willshire, Baseball 1933

It has been one long, cold, snowy winter. Although the calendar tells us that it is spring, it still feels more like winter. However, there are other indications that warmer weather is on its way. Most of the snow is gone and it only snowed one day this past week. Temperatures have been in the …

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Mar 25

Tombstone Tuesday–Charles & Catherine E. Bollenbacher

This is the tombstone of Charles and Catherine E. (Becker) Bollenbacher, located in row 6 of Kessler Cemetery [aka Liberty Cemetery], Liberty Township, Mercer County, Ohio. The marker is inscribed: Charles 1845-1923 Catherine E. 1845-1917 Their Record is on High BOLLENBACHER Charles was the youngest son born to George and Henrietta (Alt) Bollenbacher. He was …

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Mar 21

A Wild Man in the Woods

The news of this incident, which occurred near Chattanooga, Ohio, made it all the way to Cincinnati in 1886. Dateline Decatur, Indiana. A Wild Man in the Woods Special Dispatch to the Enquirer Decatur, Ind., July 9 [1886]—The citizens of Chattanooga, Ohio, and vicinity are very much excited over the appearance of a crazy or …

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Mar 18

Tombstone Tuesday–Charles F. and Hannah M. (Schumm) Germann

This is the tombstone of Charles F. and Hannah M. (Schumm) Germann, located in row 2 of Evangelical Protestant Cemetery, Harrison Township, Van Wert County, Ohio. The marker is inscribed: GERMANN Charles F. 1849-1932  Hannah M. 1853-1926 Karl Fredrick “Charles” Germann was born 22 February 1849 in Harrison Township, Van Wert County, Ohio, to immigrants …

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Mar 14

The Schumm’s Indian Connection

Some of my favorite record sources are the deed books at the Recorder’s Office. I enjoy searching through these books which often contain more than just land deeds. And I never know what I might find in them. I have found wills, affidavits, leases, maps, family relationship information, power of attorney, bills of sale, and …

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