Tag Archive: Chattanooga

Oct 04

Livin’ the Dream in Chatt

They have been “Livin’ the Dream” in Chattanooga, Ohio, for the past 37 years, but now Barney and Twila Lehman will find new ways to follow their dreams. For nearly 4 decades the couple owned and operated the Chatt Bar but in May of this year they sold the popular local establishment. Last Saturday my …

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Sep 27

The Music Men of Chatt

It is a little country village said to have been established before 1840. Located in the center of mid-west farm land, just a mile from the Indiana State Line, it has only one street and that is the state highway that runs through the middle of town. It has been home to a number of …

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May 16

Chattanooga News, June 1927

Local newspapers reported news about Chattanooga, Ohio, in the first half of the 20th century. The Willshire Herald printed a Chattanooga column during the 1930s and 40s and I recently discovered that The Rockford Press also had a frequent column about the Chattanooga residents, or as I like to call them, the Chattanoogians. The newsy …

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Apr 19

The Scrapbook

It is interesting to see how the paths of people’s lives cross, through the generations, particularly in a small community. I discussed using the FAN concept for family history research at a beginning genealogy workshop a few weeks ago. FAN is an acronym for friends, associates and neighbors. You can often add information and maybe even …

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Apr 12

Shave and a Haircut…Two Bits

  If you look closely through the trees and the undergrowth, into this woods on Schaadt Road near Chattanooga, Ohio, you can barely see an old frame building. You can see it when the trees are bare but it will be nearly hidden by the middle of summer. This old structure used to be the …

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