Monthly Archive: May 2016

May 13

Autographs of My Soldier Buddies

Here is an old autograph book that my dad had when he was in Germany during World War II. It appears that his sister Em and her husband Norval gave it to him for Christmas in 1945. The handwriting inside the front and back covers is not my dad’s handwriting and I assume that my …

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May 10

Tombstone Tuesday–John L. & Caroline (Deitsch) Strabel

This is the tombstone of John L. and Caroline (Deitsch) Strabel, located in row 6 of Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Chattanooga, Mercer County, Ohio. The marker is inscribed: STRABEL John L. 1850-1906 Caroline 1856-1945 We Shall Meet Again Johann “John” Leonhard Strabel was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, on 6 January 1850 to Peter and Dora (Herbolzheimer) …

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May 06

Garage Treasures

Unlike the dainty hankies, aprons, and nylons I found in the house, the garage stuff that Joe is going through is rough, worn, and dare I say, dirty. I have acquired a new appreciation for acetone, which cuts the sticky grime coating on some of the items that were stashed away out there for decades. …

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May 03

Tombstone Tuesday–Georg Strable

This is the tombstone of Georg Strable, located in row 5 of Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Chattanooga, Mercer County, Ohio. The marker is inscribed: Georg Sohn von Peter und Dora Strable Gest von Marz 22, 1883 Alter von 22 Y und 5 T Translation: Georg, son of Peter and Dora Strable, died 22 March 1883, aged …

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