Monthly Archive: February 2017

Feb 28

Tombstone Tuesday–Katharina Elisabeth Byer

This is the tombstone of Katherina Byer, located in row 6 of Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Chattanooga, Mercer County, Ohio. The marker is inscribed: Hier ruhet Katharina E Tochter von Jasper n. Sophia Byer Gest. 19 Jan 1888 Alter 17 Y, 10 M, 21 T Translation: Here lies Katharina E, daughter of Casper and Sophia Byer, …

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Feb 24

Another Postcard from Chattanooga, Ohio

Here is another vintage postcard from my small collection of Chattanooga, Ohio, postcards. This postcard has a Dutch flair with a little girl in wooden shoes and Dutch hat, holding a lady bug. I think of Chatt as a German community. A Dutch community, not so much. It is postmarked from Geneva, 5 November 1913. …

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Feb 21

Tombstone Tuesday–Caroline (Hoffmann) Hoffmann

This is the tombstone of Caroline (Hoffmann) Hoffmann, located in row 6 of Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Chattanooga, Mercer County, Ohio. The marker is inscribed: Caroline Hoffmann Born Oct. 16, 1823 Died July 18, 1912 Aged 88 y, 9 m, 2 d According to Zion Chatt’s Familienbuch Caroline Hoffmann was born 16 October 1823 in Fechingen, …

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Feb 17

A Chattanooga, Ohio, Postcard from Charles Egger

I do not run across many postcards from Chattanooga, Ohio, but I recently found this one, postmarked 25 June 1912 from Rockford. It is addressed to J.S. Egger, Hornick, Iowa. The sender, Charles, was writing to his father J.S. Egger: June 25-12 Rockford, O Dear Pa, Will I got the Draft yesterday I am well …

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Feb 14

Tombstone Tuesday–Maria (Betzel) Herzog

This is the tombstone of Maria (Betzel) Herzog, located in row 5 of Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Chattanooga, Mercer County, Ohio. The marker is inscribed: Maria Ehefrau den G. Friedrich Herzog Gest. 2 Mai, 1903 Ater 74 J  11 M  16 T HERZOG Translation: Maria, wife of G. Friedrich Herzog, died 2 May 1903, aged 74 …

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