Category Archive: Zion Lutheran Chattanooga

Jun 16

Tombstone Tuesday–Clarence S. Brandt

This is the tombstone of Clarence Samuel Brandt, located in row 1 of Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Mercer County, Ohio. The marker is inscribed: BRANDT Clarence. S. 1883-1920 Text: Ps. 16.6 Clarence Samuel Brandt was born 11 Jun 1883 in Mercer County, Ohio, the son of Lewis and Margaretha (Heffner) Brandt. His father was born in …

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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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Jun 02

Tombstone Tuesday–William & Elizabeth (Wendel) Heffner

This is the tombstone of William and Elizabeth (Wendel) Heffner, located in row 1 of Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Chattanooga, Mercer County, Ohio. The marker is inscribed: HEFFNER Elizabeth 1870-1965 William 1871-1920 Carl William Heffner was born 18 August 1871 in Blackcreek Township, Mercer County, Ohio, to Conrad and Margaret (Miller) Heffner. He was baptized 24 …

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Feb 13

J.D. Gackenheimer–Zion Chatt’s First Minister

This week’s Tombstone Tuesday mentioned that George Heffner and Sophia Martin were married by Rev. J.D. Gackenheimer in 1851. Rev. Gackenheimer was a pioneer minister in this area and he was the first minister at Zion Lutheran Church, Chattanooga. Rev. Gackenheimer performed the Heffner/Martin marriage four years before Zion Chatt was formed in 1855 and …

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Mar 15

Rev. August Affeld, Pastor at Zion Chatt 1896-1899

I recently received an e-mail from Danielle, who was seeking information about her great-grandfather, Rev. August Affeld. He was a Lutheran minister who served at Zion Chatt from late 1896-1899. She contacted me after she saw his picture in a 1897 confirmation photo that I posted here a few weeks ago. That photo is the …

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