Monthly Archive: December 2017

Dec 12

Tombstone Tuesday–Laura B. (Schott) Swander

This is the tombstone of Laura B. (Schott) Swander, located in row 10 of Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Chattanooga, Mercer County, Ohio. The marker is inscribed: Laura B. Swander 1888-1943 Lorina “Laura” Barbara Schott was born in or near Chattanooga, Ohio, on 23 July 1888, the daughter of Michael (1855-1940) and Margaretha (Kühm) (1855-1942) Schott. Her …

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Dec 08

Dear Mom & All–WWII Letters from Herb (part 9)

Below are some more letters that my dad, Herbert Miller, wrote home while he was at his basic training at Fort McClellan, Alabama. It was the fall of 1944 and he was in Company A, 12th Battalion, 8th Regiment there. He was nearly finished with his basic training and in these letters my dad mentions …

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Dec 05

Tombstone Tuesday–Otto A. & Eva R. (Wise) Brandt

This is the tombstone of Otto Arthur and Eva Rose (Wise) Brandt, located in row 10 of Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Chattanooga, Mercer County, Ohio. The marker is inscribed: BRANDT Eva R. 1879-1958 Rev. 3:20 Otto A. 1874-1952 Genesis 5:24 Otto Arthur Brandt was born 3 February 1874 in Blackcreek Township, Mercer County, Ohio, the son …

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Dec 01

Dear Mom & All–WWII Letters from Herb (part 8)

Below are some more letters that my dad, Herbert Miller, wrote home during his basic training at Fort McClellan, Alabama. It was the summer of 1944 and he was in Company A, 12th Battalion, 8th Regiment there. His sister Helen was dating Paul “Red” Linn at the time and Red ended up serving in the …

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