Category Archive: Merkle

Apr 27

More About Area Hucksters

Last week’s photo of Spitler Grocery’s huckster truck sparked quite a bit of interest and I enjoyed reading all the comments and hearing everyone’s memories about hucksters. A couple people even sent me some photos. I thank everyone for sharing and today I am posting a couple of those photos that were sent to me. …

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Jun 28

Tombstone Tuesday–Joseph & Lucinda (Kantner) Merkle

This is the tombstone of Joseph and Lucinda Merkle, located in row 1 of Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Chattanooga, Mercer County, Ohio. The marker is inscribed: Joseph 1835-1901 Lucinda His Wife 1843-1919 MERKLE Several census enumerations indicate that Joseph was born in Germany but none of the documents I have looked at on-line indicate who his …

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May 26

Tombstone Tuesday–Jacob J. Heffner

This is the tombstone of Jacob J.Heffner, located in row 3 of Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Chattanooga, Mercer County, Ohio. The marker is inscribed: Jacob J. Heffner Sept. 1, 1861 Dec. 18, 1899 In Memory Of Our Father Jacob Joseph Heffner was born 1 September 1861 in Blackcreek Township, Mercer County, Ohio. He was the 8th …

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Apr 28

Tombstone Tuesday–Conrad & Emma (Merkle) Heffner

This is the tombstone of Conrad and Emma (Merkle) Heffner, located in row 10 of Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Chattanooga, Mercer County, Ohio. The marker is inscribed: HEFFNER Mother Emma 1874-1950 Father Conrad 1867-1951 Conrad Heffner was born 29 April 1867 in Mercer County, Ohio, the son of George and Sophia (Martin) Heffner. He was baptized …

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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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