Category: Zion Lutheran Chattanooga

Dr. B.F. Edgington, Physician in Chattanooga, Ohio

Ok. I admit it. I am still haunted by the mystery surrounding Carrie (Edgington) Eichhorn Friedell and her mother Eliza (Bobo) Edgington. Regular readers will recall those names and that I devoted four blog posts last summer to these two women who are buried in Zion Chatt’s cemetery. [See Zion Chatt’s Mid-Summer Mystery, Parts 1-4, …

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Restorations to Zion Chatt’s Cemetery, 2015

Keeping a 150-year-old cemetery in good condition can be a challenge. Occasionally repairs to tombstones that are leaning or broken need to be made and recently several markers in Zion Chatt’s Cemetery had a face-lift, thanks to Kevin Foster of FOSCO Services, Monroe, Indiana. Zion’s Church Council initiated and followed through with the restoration project. …

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The Ministers of Zion Lutheran, Chattanooga, Ohio (12-14)

This is the third installment of short biographies of the ministers of Zion Chatt since its establishment 160 years ago. The information is from the ELCA Archives at Trinity Seminary, Columbus, Ohio, and from my personal research. Paul Charles Herman Brockhaus was born in Marion, Wisconsin, on 18 October 1880. Both of his parents were born …

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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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The Ministers of Zion Lutheran Church, Chattanooga, Ohio (1-6)

Last week Zion Lutheran Church at Chattanooga, Ohio, celebrated its 160th anniversary with a special church service and dinner afterward. During those 160 years Zion has had nearly 30 ministers. Ten years ago, for Zion’s 150th anniversary, I compiled short biographies of Zion’s ministers. The information for these biographies came from the ELCA Archives at …

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