Monthly Archive: October 2017

Oct 31

Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween from Karen’s Chatt! This is our Halloween display in our back yard. It should come as no surprise that it is a little cemetery! This is what the little cemetery looks like at night: I wish all of you a Happy Halloween!  

Oct 27

Dear Mom & All–WWII Letters from Herb (part 3)

This is the next installment of the letters my dad wrote home during his WWII service and during his training time leading up to the war. My dad, Herbert Miller, was 18 years old in 1944 when he volunteered for the draft. He graduated from Willshire High School the spring before and worked on the …

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Oct 24

Tombstone Tuesday–Ferdinand & Barbara (Schott) Huffman

This is the tombstone of Ferdinand and Barbara (Schott) Huffman, located in row 7 of Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Chattanooga, Ohio. The marker is inscribed: HUFFMAN Mother BARBARA 1847-1929 Father FERDINAND 1847-1929 Ferdinand Huffman [spelled Hoffmann in Zion’s Familienbuch] was born in Fechingen, Rhein-Prussia, on 4 January 1847 to Jacob and Carolina (Hoffmann) Hoffmann. According to …

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Oct 20

Dear Mom & All–WWII Letters from Herb (part 2)

Continuing on with the letters my dad wrote home during his induction and basic training. My dad, Herbert Miller, was 18 years old in 1944 when he volunteered for the draft. He had graduated from Willshire High School the year before. He spent 2 days at Fort Hayes, Columbus, Ohio, for his pre-induction physical in …

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Oct 17

Tombstone Tuesday–Infant Sons of J & M Bollenbacher

These are the tombstones of two infant sons of J. & M. Bollenbacher, located in row 10 of Kessler Cemetery, Liberty Township, Mercer County, Ohio. The markers are inscribed: INFANT Son of J. & M. Bollenbacher Born Nov. 24, 1888 Died Nov. 24, 1888 INFANT Son of J. & M. Bollenbacher Born Oct. 1, 1893 …

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