Monthly Archive: April 2015

Apr 28

Tombstone Tuesday–Conrad & Emma (Merkle) Heffner

This is the tombstone of Conrad and Emma (Merkle) Heffner, located in row 10 of Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Chattanooga, Mercer County, Ohio. The marker is inscribed: HEFFNER Mother Emma 1874-1950 Father Conrad 1867-1951 Conrad Heffner was born 29 April 1867 in Mercer County, Ohio, the son of George and Sophia (Martin) Heffner. He was baptized …

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Apr 24

The Old Chattanooga Barber Shop Revisited

A couple years ago I wrote about Chatt’s old barber shop, a frame building that once stood north of the Fisher Hardware, between the homes of Luther & Gladys Fisher and Carl & Marcella Schroeder. [1] Sometime around WWII the structure was moved into the woods on Schaadt Road, about ½ mile east of route …

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Apr 21

Tombstone Tuesday–Oscar A. & Hilda M. (Schumm) Schumm

This is the tombstone of Oscar A. and Hilda M. (Schumm) Schumm, located in row 7 of Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Schumm, Van Wert County, Ohio. The marker is inscribed: SCHUMM Oscar A. Oct. 31, 1890 Feb. 2, 1984 Hilda M. Sept. 12, 1883 Sept. 28, 1974 Oscar Albert Schumm was born 31 October 1890 near …

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Apr 17

Who was Jimson Johnson?

Who was Jimson Johnson? My grandpa Miller knew him when he saw him. My dad saw him only once. All of my dad’s siblings have heard of him but none have ever met him. Mr. Johnson was old enough to drive in the late 1920s and he traveled on the road between Willshire and Chatt …

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Apr 14

Tombstone Tuesday–Paul E. & Lydia B. (Schumm) Schumm

This is the tombstone of Paul E. and Lydia B. (Schumm) Schumm, located in row 6 of Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Schumm, Van Wert County, Ohio. The marker is inscribed: SCHUMM Paul E. 1888-1970 Lydia B. 1883-1967 Paul Edwin Schumm was born in Willshire Township on 31 August 1888, the son of William and Anna Maria …

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