Tag Archive: Zion Lutheran Chattanooga

Apr 02

Tombstone Tuesday–John & Friedericka Becher

This is the tombstone of John and Friedericka Becher, located in row 6 of Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Chattanooga, Mercer County, Ohio. The marker is inscribed: BECHER Father John F. 1864-1927  Mother Friedericka 1862-1951 According to the church records of Zion Lutheran, Chattanooga, Johann Friedrich Becher was born 14 March 1864 in Mercer County, the sixth …

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Mar 29

Lutheran Records on Archives.com

This past week a large number of Lutheran church records were made available and searchable on Archives.com, a division of Ancestry.com. Archives.com released about 1,000 rolls of microfilmed church records, acquired through a partnership with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. This means that about 4.6 million individual Lutheran records are now available on-line. This …

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Mar 26

Tombstone Tuesday–Friedrich Becher

This is the tombstone of Friedrich Becher, located in row 3 of Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Chattanooga, Mercer County, Ohio. His tombstone is located between the markers of his wife Margaretha and their son John. It is broken and unreadable. According to Zion’s Family Register in the old church record book, Friedrich Becher was born 9 …

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Mar 22

The Sewing Circle is Smaller

Zion Chatt’s sewing circle is smaller these days. Catherine (Leininger) Miller, one of Zion’s faithful sewers, passed away last week. Catherine liked to knot the comforts sewn by Zion’s Women of the Church, tying knots with heavy thread to bind the layers of fabric together. Catherine Miller, at the age of 90, was the oldest female …

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Mar 19

Tombstone Tuesday–Margaretha Becher

This is the tombstone of Margaretha Becher, located in row 3 of Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Chattanooga, Mercer County, Ohio. All that is readable of the broken marker is: Margaretha. The Mercer County Chapter OGS read and transcribed the tombstones in Zion’s Cemetery in 1990. Their transcription of this stone indicates that it belongs to Margaretha …

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