Category Archive: Chattanooga

Apr 24

The Old Chattanooga Barber Shop Revisited

A couple years ago I wrote about Chatt’s old barber shop, a frame building that once stood north of the Fisher Hardware, between the homes of Luther & Gladys Fisher and Carl & Marcella Schroeder. [1] Sometime around WWII the structure was moved into the woods on Schaadt Road, about ½ mile east of route …

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Nov 28

This & That from The Willshire Herald

One of my favorite pastimes is looking through old issues of The Willshire Herald on microfilm at the Van Wert County Library. Below are some interesting articles that I recently found. Sustains Injured Hand John Scaer, farmer residing on route 2, Willshire, had the misfortune of cutting four fingers and the thumb off the left …

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Aug 29

Day Books and Hucksters

The last couple weeks I have been writing about some old ledger books from Chattanooga’s general stores, from 1913-1923. The oldest ledger was from Merkle & Egger’s store and the other two ledgers were from Vining & Dull’s store. The books had been stored in the attic of the Glenn Miller home in Chatt for …

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Aug 22

Chattanooga General Store Ledgers, 1917-1923

Last week I posted the index of the 1913-14 Chatt General Store Ledger. The general store was run by Leo Merkle & Semon Egger at that time. Thanks to Jerry Miller, I have a total of seven books from Chatt’s general stores–three ledgers and four day books. This week I transcribed the indexes from the …

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Aug 15

Chattanooga General Store Ledger, 1913-14

Who was shopping in Chatt back in 1913? And what were they buying? A while back I was given a few books that give just that information. Last year Jerry Miller gave me some old ledger and day books that had been stored in his mother’s attic. These old books had been in Glen and …

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