Monthly Archive: March 2018

Mar 30

Some Photos of Past Zion Chatt Members

Today, some old photos of some past Zion Chatt members who I recently wrote about on a Tombstone Tuesday. A big thanks to Christy, who shared the first photo with me. The photo below is the Fred J. and Anna (Huffman) Bollenbacher family, taken about 1920. Christy is Fred and Anna’s great-granddaughter and she descends …

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Mar 27

Tombstone Tuesday–Mary LaRue Stroh

This is the tombstone of Mary LaRue Stroh, located in row 9 of Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Chattanooga, Mercer County, Ohio. The marker is inscribed: MARY LARUE DAU. OF M.F. & K.M. STROH 1937-1937 Mary LaRue Stroh was born at Otis Hospital, Celina, Mercer County, Ohio, on 26 October 1937, the daughter of Milbert Frederick and …

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Mar 23

Dear Mom & All–WWII Letters from Herb (part 20)

My dad, Herbert Miller, was trained as a replacement troop during the fall of 1944. After he arrived in Europe he was assigned to Company L, 333rd Regiment, 84th Infantry Division, known as the Railsplitters. He fought in the Battle of the Bulge in Belgium and later in parts of Luxemburg and Germany. My dad …

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Mar 20

Tombstone Tuesday–Blaine O, Opal M (Bollenbacher), & Billy D Laffin

This is the tombstone of Blaine O, Opal M (Bollenbacher), and Billie D Laffin, located in row 10 of Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Chattanooga, Mercer County, Ohio. The marker is inscribed: LAFFIN Blaine O. 1908-1988 Opal M. 1909-1998 Billy D. 1932-1953 Blaine O. Laffin was born in Mercer County, Ohio, on 2 June 1908, the son …

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Mar 16

Dear Mom & All–WWII Letters from Herb (part 19)

My dad, Herbert Miller, was trained as a replacement troop during the fall of 1944 and by the end of that same year he was in Belgium fighting in the Battle of the Bulge. He had been assigned to Company L, 333rd Regiment, 84th Infantry Division, known as the Railsplitters. My dad wrote quite a …

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