Category Archive: Zion Lutheran

Feb 10

For Whom the Bell Tolls

Zion Lutheran Bell Tower, Chattanooga, Ohio

This is the bell tower of Zion Lutheran Church, Chattanooga. Nowadays we hear the church bell ring on Sunday mornings, but many years ago church bells rang every day and played an important part in the daily lives of the people of the church and the community. When my great-great-grandfather Louis Breuninger came to America from …

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Apr 05

Tombstone Tuesday—Agatha Heintz

Agatha Heintz (1842-1868), Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Chattanooga

This is the tombstone of Agatha Heintz, nee Kirn. Her tombstone is the oldest known tombstone in Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Chattanooga, Ohio. It is located in row 5. According to Zion’s church records, she was born in Bruenbach, Wuerttemberg.  (Book 1:116, 118) Agatha was the wife of Zion’s second pastor, George Heintz, who served at …

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Mar 18

Dropping Pennies

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Years ago, when I was a child in Sunday School, we used to sing a song when the offering was taken up. The song was Dropping Pennies, and it went like this: Hear the pennies dropping Listen while they fall. Every one for Jesus He shall have them all. Chorus: Dropping, dropping, dropping, dropping Hear …

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