Tag Archive: Chattanooga

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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Jan 18

Wild Cat School Souvenir Booklet

Among some old items from the Chattanooga area that my dad gave me is the School Souvenir Booklet of Jacob M. Miller. The booklet was given to Jacob during the 1897-1898 school year by his teacher, John H. Kable. Wild Cat School was located on the southeast corner of State Routes 49 and 707, a mile …

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Oct 19

Chattanooga News in the 1930s

Johnson's Garage, Chattanooga, Ohio. (1972 photo)

Old issues of hometown newspapers may contain some interesting news and human interest items about the locals. I noticed a regular “Chattanooga News” page in old issues of The Willshire Herald as I looked for obituaries in that local newspaper. I find these old issues on microfilm at the Van Wert County Library. The Willshire Herald, …

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May 01

Tombstone Tuesday–Albert “Bruno” & May R. Betzel

Alfred "Bruno" Betzel, North Grove Cemetery, Celina, Mercer County, Ohio.

  This is the tombstone of Bruno and May R. Betzel, located in row 5, Ward 11, North Grove Cemetery, Celina, Mercer County, Ohio. The marker is inscribed BETZEL, Albert “Bruno” 1894-1965, May R. 1895-1978. Christian Friedrich Albert Betzel was born 6 December 1894 in Chattanooga, Liberty Township, Mercer County, Ohio. He was baptized at …

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