Monthly Archive: May 2017

May 30

Tombstone Tuesday–Memorial Day 2017

This past weekend, Memorial Day weekend, we visited three of the cemeteries that I write most about and while there I took some photos of some veterans’ markers with their new American flags. Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Chattanooga, Ohio: Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Schumm, Ohio: Kessler, aka Liberty Cemetery, Mercer County, Ohio: In memory of all those …

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May 26

Memorial Day Musings 2017

This coming Monday we celebrate Memorial Day, a federal holiday that was originally called Decoration Day and traditionally marks the beginning of summer. A day to remember those who died in military service for our country. Memorial Day began as a way to remember and honor both Union and Confederate soldiers who were killed in …

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May 23

Tombstone Tuesday–Andrew & Barbara (Eichler) Eichler

This is the tombstone of Andrew and Barbara (Eichler) Eichler, located in row 3 of Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Chattanooga, Mercer County, Ohio. The marker they share is inscribed on each side: Andrew Eichler Died Sept. 5, 1894 Aged 76 Y  3 D Barbara Wife of A. Eichler Died Aug. 10, 1898 Aged 73 Y  3 …

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May 19

Two Christina Miller Family Photos, c1920 & c1933

Here are two old Miller photos, photos of my great-grandmother Christina (Rueck) Miller with some of her descendants. Christina (1858-1945) is in both photos and perhaps these were taken at a family reunion or some time when part of the family had gathered together. Unfortunately the photos were not labeled. Not even the date was …

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May 16

Tombstone Tuesday–Peter Eichler

This is the tombstone of Peter Eichler, located in row 7 of Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Chattanooga, Mercer County, Ohio. The marker is inscribed: Peter Son of A. & B. Eichler Died Dec. 19, 1900 Aged 31 Y, 5 M, 12 D Peter Eichler was born 7 Jul 1869 in Madison Township, Butler County, Ohio, the …

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