Category: Bollenbacher

Two More 1896 Chatt-area Affidavits

I recently wrote about young John F. Bahn, the ward of Henry Trisel, who lived near Chattanooga, Ohio, in the late 1800s. Young John Bahn (1865-1876) was the son of Henry’s wife Elizabeth (Feldman) Trisel and her first husband Johann Bahn.

Old Promotional Items from Chattanooga, Ohio

In the past, Christmas was the time when businesses gave away small handy and useful items to thank their customers as well as to advertise their business. These items often included calendars, notebooks, pencils, pens, and the like. Some businesses still send out promotional items, but it doesn’t seem as many do today as in years past.

Zion Chatt’s Quartet

Here is a photo of a very handsome group, known years ago as Zion’s Quartet. In the photo, left to right are Howard Caffee, Stubby Bollenbacher, Rev. Carl Yahl, Paul McGough, and Paul’s twin sister Pauline (McGough) DeArmond. Pauline was the pianist for the quartet. Rev. Yahl was Zion Chatt’s minister from 1931-1942, so the …

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Tombstone Tuesday–Georg Johann Fisher

This is the tombstone of Georg Johann Fisher, located in row 12 of Kessler Cemetery (aka Liberty Cemetery), Mercer County, Ohio. The marker is inscribed: Georg Johann Son of John & Mary Fisher Died 26 April 1878 Age 21 days A few weeks ago, when I wrote the Tombstone Tuesday about the married couple John …

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Tombstone Tuesday–Louis C. Fisher

This is the tombstone of Louis C. Fisher, located in row 12 of Kessler Cemetery (aka Liberty Cemetery), Mercer County, Ohio. The marker is inscribed: Louis C Sohn von J.C. & M.A. Fischer Gestorben Den 5 Jul 1876 Alter 2 Jahr, 5 Mo, 28 Tag Louis C. Fisher, son of J.C. & M.A. Fischer died …

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