Last week I wrote about the residents of Chattanooga, Ohio, as they were enumerated in the 1940 census. As I was going through some of my dad’s old photos I found a couple photos of Chatt.
According to the 1940 census Walter Heffner had a grocery. When I was young Harold Bollenbacher owned the grocery next to the Fire Department. My friend Karen and I always enjoyed stopping at Bollenbacher’s Grocery for a soda or an ice cream bar while riding our bikes through town in the summer.
The Fire Department is now across the street, where Wendel Brothers Pontiac dealership was located.
This photo of Ivan Johnson’s garage was taken in 1972.
Chattanooga also had a school back then but the 1938-39 school year was its last. Those in the school photo: Row 1 from left: Eldon Stetler, Ralph Schaadt, Tommy Schaadt, Robert Hunzinger, Paul Duff, Kenneth Bransteter, Richard Andress, Victor Andress, Alfred Schott. Row 2: Pauline Egger, Donna Andress, Betty Ruth Bransteter Carr, Phyllis Raudenbush Nash, Wanda Lou Carr Gilliland, Donald Mayes, Charles Myers, Roger Bollenbacher, Richard Bollenbacher, Eugene Baker. Row 3: Robert Carr, Dale Schott, Robert Deitsch, Anna Lee Schott, Helen Jean Hileman White, Vera Mae Andress, Romania Zumbrick Linn, Dorothy Jean Leininger Hellwarth, Donald McCoy. Row 4: Norval Weitz, Donald Deitsch, Hilda Koch, teacher, Dale Baumgartner.
It is that time of year–conference time once again. This Saturday I will head off to Fort Wayne to attend the Indiana Genealogical Society’s Annual Conference at the Allen County Public Library. Their featured speaker is Debra Mieszala. Debra is a Certified Genealogist specializing in forensic genealogy, 20th century research and the Midwest. She will present four sessions. Several other speakers will also talk about Family Search, Ancestry.com and writing a book using Family Tree Maker and MS Word. The topics all look interesting and I still need to decide which ones I want to attend. I may even be able to squeeze in a little time for some research at the library during the lunch hour.