Category Archive: Chattanooga

Feb 22

Old Map of Chattanooga, Ohio

Regular readers of my blog posts notice that I mention a frequent occurrence here in the Bennett house—finding something that has been long forgotten while searching for another item. Fortunately these forgotten and often interesting items have a way of popping up just in time for the next blog. As I was rooting through my …

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Oct 19

Chattanooga News in the 1930s

Johnson's Garage, Chattanooga, Ohio. (1972 photo)

Old issues of hometown newspapers may contain some interesting news and human interest items about the locals. I noticed a regular “Chattanooga News” page in old issues of The Willshire Herald as I looked for obituaries in that local newspaper. I find these old issues on microfilm at the Van Wert County Library. The Willshire Herald, …

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Apr 27

Years Ago in Downtown Chattanooga, Ohio

Chattanooga, Ohio, School, 1938-39.

Last week I wrote about the residents of Chattanooga, Ohio, as they were enumerated in the 1940 census. As I was going through some of my dad’s old photos I found a couple photos of Chatt.   According to the 1940 census Walter Heffner had a grocery. When I was young Harold Bollenbacher owned the …

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Apr 21

Chattanooga Happenings–April 1940

Millers

Yesterday I listed all the inhabitants of Chattanooga, Ohio, as they were recorded in the 1940 census. After that I decided I wanted to learn more about what was going on in the village back in 1940. So I went to the Mercer County Public Library in Celina and looked through several April 1940 issues …

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Apr 20

Inhabitants of Chattanooga, Ohio, 1940

1940 Census, Chattanooga, Liberty Township, Mercer County, Ohio, ED 54-22, sheet 14A.

This past week I continued to look through the 1940 census, focusing on the nearest place I can call my home town—the unincorporated village of Chattanooga, in Mercer County, Ohio. Just who were the approximately 150 residents living there in April 1940? The 1940 census gave me that information. Chattanooga, called Chatt by the locals, …

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