Category: Zion Lutheran Chattanooga

Zion Lutheran Church, Chattanooga, Celebrates Its 160th Anniversary (1855-2015)

It was established a mere 160 years ago and is still active to this day. This coming Sunday, 27 September 2015, we will celebrate Zion Chatt’s 160th anniversary during a celebratory worship service at 10:30 with a carry-in dinner to follow. All are welcome to attend, visit, and reminisce. And eat! Zion Evangelical Church was …

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Zion Chatt’s Mid-Summer Mystery, Part 1

Carrie W. Friedell is buried in row 1 of Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Chattanooga, Ohio, but her burial is not recorded in Zion Chatt’s records and there is no mention of her or of any Friedell in the church records. [1] Who was Carrie W. Friedell, born in 1873 and died in 1965, and what is …

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Tombstone Tuesday–Eliza

This is the tombstone of Eliza, located at the far end of row 1 of Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Chattanooga, Mercer County, Ohio. The marker is inscribed: ELIZA Wife of Franklin Edo [?] Died Aged 30 ys. 4 mo. 18 da. Unfortunately, this stone is broken at a very important place, eradicating Eliza’s date of death. …

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Tombstone Tuesday–Clarence S. Brandt

This is the tombstone of Clarence Samuel Brandt, located in row 1 of Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Mercer County, Ohio. The marker is inscribed: BRANDT Clarence. S. 1883-1920 Text: Ps. 16.6 Clarence Samuel Brandt was born 11 Jun 1883 in Mercer County, Ohio, the son of Lewis and Margaretha (Heffner) Brandt. His father was born in …

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Tombstone Tuesday–Orah M. Heffner

This is the tombstone of Orah Mathilde Heffner, buried in row 4 of Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Mercer County, Ohio. The marker is inscribed: Orah M. Dau. of Wm & C. Heffner Nov. 3, 1896 Jan. 31 1899 Orah Mathilde Heffner was born 3 November 1896, the second of three daughters born to William and Elizabeth …

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