Monthly Archive: July 2015

Jul 31

More DNA Test Results

Yesterday I received some preliminary results from my latest DNA test. About a month ago I sent a saliva sample to 23andMe and the results are back already. The initial results are easy to understand and, as always, are interesting. The test results from 23andMe gave me some new information as well as reiterating some …

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Jul 28

Tombstone Tuesday–Infant Son of H.J. & L.B. Cordier

This is the tombstone of the infant son of Henry J. and Louisa B. (Deitsch) Cordier, located in row 1 of Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Chattanooga, Mercer County, Ohio. The marker is inscribed: INFANT Son of H.J. & L.B. CORDIER Died April 9 1888 Aged 1 day There are a few tombstones in Zion’s cemetery for …

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Jul 24

Louis Schumm’s Aermotor Windmill

I enjoy seeing old farm windmills, so it is a treat to have an old photo that shows a windmill. And even better when my ancestors are in the photo, too. This is an interesting family photo of what was probably a big event for the Louis Schumm family in 1901–the raising of a big, …

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Jul 21

Tombstone Tuesday–Ida R. Heffner

This is the tombstone of Ida R. Heffner, located in row 7 of Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Chattanooga, Mercer County, Ohio. The marker is inscribed: Ida R. Heffner Apr. 14, 1880 Sept. 5, 1880 Ida was the first child born to George Heinrich and Lucinda (Karch) Heffner, born in Jefferson Township, Mercer County, Ohio, on 14 …

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Jul 17

Summer is for Baseball

Warning. This blog post has nothing at all to do with genealogy. I try to be well-rounded and I do have a few other interests beside genealogy. Baseball happens to be one of them. Specifically, watching Cincinnati Reds baseball. I don’t play baseball. I have never been that athletic and I am too old at …

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