Monthly Archive: June 2015

Jun 30

Tombstone Tuesday–Frankie B. Heffner

This is the tombstone of Frankie B. Heffner, located in row 3 of Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Chattanooga, Mercer County, Ohio. The marker is inscribed: Frankie B. Son of J.C. & M.C. Heffner Died Oct. 2, 1888 Aged 3 Y 6 M 19 D Franklin Benjamin Heffner was born 14 March 1885, the son of John …

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Jun 26

Becker or Baker?

This year marks the 160th anniversary of Zion Lutheran Church in Chatt. The other day I came across this nice photo of the Henry and Mary (Manche) Baker family. Their families were some of the earliest members of Zion Chatt and Zion’s old records contain quite a bit of information about both the Becker and …

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Jun 23

Tombstone Tuesday–Mary (Tester) Heffner

This is the tombstone of Mary (Tester) Heffner, located in row 6 of Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Chattanooga, Mercer County, Ohio. The marker is inscribed: Mary Wife of John Haeffner Born Aug. 20 1860 Died Mar. 21 1895 Aged 34 Y, 7 M, 1 D Maria “Mary” Catharina Tester was born 20 August 1860 in Ohio, …

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Jun 19

My Mitochondrial DNA

A while back I wrote about the Y-DNA test one of my male Brewster cousins took to determine if we were descended from the Mayflower Brewsters. Unfortunately that test indicated that we do not descend from Elder William Brewster. The test results were rather interesting, though, so last year I decided to have my DNA …

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Jun 16

Tombstone Tuesday–Clarence S. Brandt

This is the tombstone of Clarence Samuel Brandt, located in row 1 of Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Mercer County, Ohio. The marker is inscribed: BRANDT Clarence. S. 1883-1920 Text: Ps. 16.6 Clarence Samuel Brandt was born 11 Jun 1883 in Mercer County, Ohio, the son of Lewis and Margaretha (Heffner) Brandt. His father was born in …

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