Tag Archive: Mercer County Ohio

Jul 15

Morrison Photography, Chattanooga, Ohio

Unidentified photo by Morrison, Chattanooga, Ohio

I am not sure how I acquired this photo nor do I know who the gentleman in the photo is. There is nothing written on the back of the photo to identify him. I do not know when the photo was taken either. Basically, I don’t know a whole lot about this photo. However, there …

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Jul 12

Tombstone Tuesday–George & Anna B. Bollenbacher

George & Anna B. Bollenbacher, Liberty (aka Kessler) Cemetery, Liberty Township, Mercer County, Ohio

This is the tombstone of George and Anna B. Bollenbacher. It is inscribed, George Bollenbacher, 1830-1912; Anna B. his wife, 1836-1913. This beautiful monument is located in Liberty Cemetery, also known as Kessler Cemetery, on Oregon Road, Liberty Township, Mercer County, Ohio. The cemetery is about ½ mile from the Indiana state line and about …

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Apr 01

1916 Mercer County Directory

1916-Mercer-County-Ohio

A few years ago I purchased a 1916 Farm Journal Illustrated Directory of Mercer County, Ohio, on Ebay. It was published by the Wilmer Atkinson Company, publishers of the Farm Journal, from Washington Square, Philadelphia. It contains 208 pages, an alphabetical list of the people living in Mercer County with some information about them, advertisements, …

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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, located in the Chattanooga Mausoleum, at the west side of Zion Lutheran Cemetery. The marker is inscribed: JACOB MILLER 1843-1918 I have not been able to locate Jacob’s Ohio death certificate. The only records of his death that I have are the church records, the mausoleum marker, …

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Mar 25

Working the Land

Carl Miller, Jacob’s son, planting corn

Most of my ancestors were farmers. They were among those who cleared and worked the land, a difficult but rewarding job that played an important part in the growth of our country. Johann “Jacob” Miller, my great grandfather, emigrated from Bavaria in 1871. On the ship’s passenger list Jacob stated that he was a farmer …

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