Monthly Archive: August 2015

Aug 28

Zion Chatt’s Mid-Summer Mystery, Part 1

Carrie W. Friedell is buried in row 1 of Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Chattanooga, Ohio, but her burial is not recorded in Zion Chatt’s records and there is no mention of her or of any Friedell in the church records. [1] Who was Carrie W. Friedell, born in 1873 and died in 1965, and what is …

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Aug 25

Tombstone Tuesday–Carrie W. Friedell

This is the tombstone of Carrie W. Friedell, located in row 1 of Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Chattanooga, Mercer County, Ohio. The marker is inscribed: Carrie W. Friedell 1873-1965 This surname is not at all familiar to me. Just who was Carrie W. Friedell and what is her connection to Zion Lutheran Chatt, or to Mercer …

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Aug 21

Fisher Hardware 10th Anniversary & Dedicatory Celebration, 1947

Who doesn’t remember one of Chatt’s larger businesses, Fisher Hardware and Implement Store. Bothers Luther and John Fisher owned and operated the hardware store which was also a John Deere sales and service center. The business was established April 1937 and in April 1947 the brothers hosted a 10-year celebration along with the dedication of …

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Aug 18

Tombstone Tuesday–Nora A. (Fennig) Becher

This is the tombstone of Nora A. Becher, located in row 1 of Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Chattanooga, Mercer County, Ohio. The marker is inscribed: BECHER Nora A. Wife of Fred W. Becher July 7, 1882-Sep 2, 1915 We’ll Meet Again Nora Arminte Fennig was born 7 July 1882, the daughter of H.J. and Anna (Locker) …

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Aug 14

Amalia (Backhaus) Schumm (1859-1948)

This is another photo from what I call The German Collection, a group of family photos that sisters Edna and Viola Germann once had. I am in the process of scanning the collection and fortunately many of the photos are labeled. This photo is labeled “Aunt Amelia Schumm, La Porte, Indiana.” Amalia K. (Backhaus) Schumm, …

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