Category Archive: Zion Lutheran Chattanooga

Sep 09

The Page Pipe Organ at Zion Chatt

Last week I wrote about the 100th anniversary of the building of Zion Lutheran Church in Chattanooga, Ohio, the current brick building that was built in 1916 and dedicated in 1917. There is one item inside the church that I am very familiar with—the Page pipe organ. I have played on it nearly every week …

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Sep 02

Zion Lutheran Church Building in Chatt a Century Old

Last year Zion Lutheran Church in Chattanooga, Ohio, celebrated its 160th anniversary. This year, although no celebration is planned, we recognize that fact that the current church building was built 100 years ago. The congregation of Zion Chatt was formed in 1855 and for the first five years members worshiped in their homes. In 1860 …

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Feb 05

The Ministers of Zion Chatt, Rev. Jacob Albrecht (#16)

This is another short biography of one of Zion Chatt’s ministers. The information is from the ELCA Archives at Trinity Seminary, Columbus, Ohio, and from my personal research. Jacob Emanuel Albrecht, Zion Chatt’s 16th minister, was born 26 August 1875, near Canton, Ohio. He was the ninth child born to Henry and Philipena (Schneider) Albrecht. …

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Dec 04

Dr. B.F. Edgington, Physician in Chattanooga, Ohio

Ok. I admit it. I am still haunted by the mystery surrounding Carrie (Edgington) Eichhorn Friedell and her mother Eliza (Bobo) Edgington. Regular readers will recall those names and that I devoted four blog posts last summer to these two women who are buried in Zion Chatt’s cemetery. [See Zion Chatt’s Mid-Summer Mystery, Parts 1-4, …

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Nov 20

Restorations to Zion Chatt’s Cemetery, 2015

Keeping a 150-year-old cemetery in good condition can be a challenge. Occasionally repairs to tombstones that are leaning or broken need to be made and recently several markers in Zion Chatt’s Cemetery had a face-lift, thanks to Kevin Foster of FOSCO Services, Monroe, Indiana. Zion’s Church Council initiated and followed through with the restoration project. …

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