Tag Archive: Mercer County Ohio

May 23

Military Honor Roll, Mercer County, Ohio

To commemorate Memorial Day this year I am participating in the Honor Roll Project, started by Heather Wilkinson Rojo in 2010. Her project is an effort to compile photographs and transcriptions of military honor rolls from across the country. The transcriptions will make the names available on Internet search engines for family, researchers, and others. …

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Mar 07

Friedrich Schinnerer’s Property

During the 19th century Germans immigrated to America for many reasons. Among the most common reasons were the economic opportunities and the availability of farm land in America. Both of these things were an important part of my great-great-grandfather’s life. After emigrating from Bavaria in June of 1849 Friedrich Schinnerer settled down and lived 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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Sep 06

Tombstone Tuesday–Winfield Scott Brewster

BREWSTER, Winfield Scott, Effie Jane, Charles Augustus, Kessler/Liberty Cemetery, Mercer County, Ohio

This is the tombstone of Winfield Scott Brewster, his wife Effie Jane (Searight) Brewster, and their son Charles Augustus Brewster.  The tombstone is located in row 7 of Kessler Cemetery (aka Liberty Cemetery) in Liberty Township, Mercer County, Ohio. The flat marker is inscribed BREWSTER, Winfield Scott, 1847-1926, Effie Jane, 1856-1928, and Charles Agustus, 1884-1951. …

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Aug 19

Black Creek’s Black Gold

Pumpjack in Indiana about 4 miles from Chattanooga (2011)

Black gold, devil’s tar, earth oil, flowing gold, fossil oil, rock oil–these were all terms for what we now call petroleum or crude oil that were used in the early part of the 20th century.  Ohio led the nation in oil production for several years around the turn of the century and Mercer County helped make …

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