Category Archive: Wendel

Dec 20

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.

Sep 08

Wendel Motor Sales, Chattanooga, Ohio

A few weeks ago someone asked me about the history of Wendel’s Garage/Motor Sales in Chattanooga, Ohio. I remember the Wendel Brothers car dealership very well. We called it Wendel’s Garage and the business was located across from the Chatt Restaurant/Bar. The building is currently occupied by the Chatt Fire Department. I remember that it …

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Jun 09

Tombstone Tuesday–Orah M. Heffner

This is the tombstone of Orah Mathilde Heffner, buried in row 4 of Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Mercer County, Ohio. The marker is inscribed: Orah M. Dau. of Wm & C. Heffner Nov. 3, 1896 Jan. 31 1899 Orah Mathilde Heffner was born 3 November 1896, the second of three daughters born to William and Elizabeth …

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