Monthly Archive: May 2016

May 31

Tombstone Tuesday–John A. Grauberger

This is the tombstone of John A. Grauberger, located in row 3 of Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Chattanooga, Mercer County, Ohio. The marker is inscribed: GRAUBERGER John A. Feb. 18, 1860 July 13, 1939 “John” Andrew Grauberger was born in Ohio on 18 February 1860 to George Adam and Anna Marie (Schaefer) Grauberger. John’s father was …

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May 27

Memorial Day 2016

This coming Monday we celebrate Memorial Day, a federal holiday originally called Decoration Day. Some people still refer to it as Decoration Day and this holiday traditionally marks the beginning of summer. Memorial Day began as a way to remember and honor both Union and Confederate soldiers who were killed in battle during the Civil …

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May 24

Tombstone Tuesday–George A. & Anna M. (Schaefer) Grauberger

This is the tombstone of George Adam and Anna Marie (Schaefer) Grauberger, located in row 3 of Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Chattanooga, Mercer County, Ohio. The marker is inscribed: GRAUBERGER George A. July 31, 1824 Apr. 2, 1902 Anna M. Feb. 18, 1833 July 9, 1922 George Adam Grauberger was born in Neidhardwinden, Mittelfranken, Kingdom of …

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May 20

Wolfe & Schumm, Schumm, Ohio

Here is an old wooden box that I recently acquired, likely a mailing box destined for Wolfe & Schumm, Schumm, Ohio. If that was the actual shipping information I have to wonder how the box ever got to its intended destination, the little village of Schumm. Just who was Wolfe & Schumm? I had to …

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May 17

Tombstone Tuesday–Michael & Elizabeth (Grauberger) Stroebel

This is the tombstone of Michael and Elizabeth Stroebel, located in row 3 of Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Chattanooga, Mercer County, Ohio. The marker is inscribed: STROEBEL Michael Aug. 4, 1863 Mar. 9, 1930 Elisabeth Nov. 18, 1863 Jan. 22, 1938 This surname is spelled several different ways in various records. Spellings include Strabel, Strable, Strobel …

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