Tag Archive: Rev. Reuben V. Smith

Oct 09

The Ministers of Zion Lutheran Church, Chattanooga, Ohio (7-11)

This is the second installment of short biographies of the ministers of Zion Lutheran Church, Chattanooga, Ohio. The information for these biographies is from the ELCA Archives at Trinity Seminary, Columbus, Ohio, and from my personal research. The next five ministers of Zion, Chatt, ministers 7-11: Carl G. Reichert was born 16 November 1807 in …

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Oct 21

Recollections of Chattanooga, Ohio

Rev. Reuben Valentine Smith at the dedication of Zion's cornerstone, 1916.

The following narrative was written by Rev. Reuben Valentine Smith in 1955. It is his personal account of his experiences as a pastor at Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, Chattanooga, Ohio, from 1899-1905. How I Came to Chattanooga It is my belief that Providence directs our lives and that God rules His Church, although the human factors by which His Will …

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