Tag Archive: Bavaria

Nov 04

The Müllers–Generations of Shepherds

"Shepherd in Fagaras Mountains, Romania" Photo courtesy of Darwinek, Wikimedia.

Several years ago, when I first began to research my Müller ancestors, I just assumed that it would be a rather simple process to trace my German lineage. After all, I knew that one all-important fact, the name of my immigrant ancestor’s home town. Any researcher will tell you that you can’t research across the …

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Sep 20

Tombstone Tuesday–Marie (Kessler) Mueller

Marie (Kessler) Mueller (1811-1886) St. Paul's UCC Cemetery, Mercer County, Ohio

This is the tombstone of Marie (Kessler) Mueller, located in row 1 of St. Paul’s UCC Cemetery. The cemetery is on the corner of Wabash and Oregon Roads in Liberty Township, Mercer County, Ohio. The gravestone is inscribed Marie Mueller, geb. Kesler, Ehefrau von Johann Mueller, Geb. 9 Dec 1811, Gest. 26 May 1886, Alter …

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Apr 12

Tombstone Tuesday-Margaretha Strobel Miller

Margaretha Strobel Miller (1859-1882) Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Chattanooga

This is the tombstone of Margaretha Miller, nee Strobel, the second wife of my great grandfather, Jacob Miller. This marker is in row 5 in Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Chattanooga, Ohio. The inscription on the weathered stone is now very difficult to read, but according to Mercer County Cemetery Inscriptions Volume VI, compiled by the Mercer …

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Mar 29

Tombstone Tuesday—Jacob Miller

Jacob Miller (1843-1918), Zion Lutheran Mausoleum

This is the mausoleum marker of Jacob Miller. The mausoleum is located at the west side of Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Chattanooga, Ohio. I have never been able to find Jacob’s Ohio death certificate. The only records I have of his death are the church records, the mausoleum marker, and his obituary. Jacob’s wife Christine is …

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