Tag: Zion Lutheran Chattanooga

Tombstone Tuesday–Anna Barbara (Bollenbacher) Allmandinger

This is the tombstone of Anna Barbara (Bollenbacher) Allmandinger, located in row 6 of Kessler [aka Liberty] Cemetery, Mercer County, Ohio. The marker is inscribed: Anna B. Allmandinger 1864-1922 Wife of John W. Anna Barbara Bollenbacher was born in 1864 according to her tombstone. She was the daughter of George and Anna Barbara (Albrecht) Bollenbacher. …

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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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Tombstone Tuesday–Michael Allmandinger

This is the tombstone of Michael Allmandinger, located in row 1 of Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Chattanooga, Mercer County, Ohio. The marker is inscribed: Michael Allmandinger Gestorben Den 9 Dec 1883 Alter 25 Jahr, 8 Tag Translation: Michael Allmandinger, died 9 Dec 1883, aged 25 years, 8 days. Michael was the son of Lewis and Rosina …

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Tombstone Tuesday–Harriet “Eliza” (Bobo) Edgington

This is the tombstone of Harriet Eliza (Bobo) Edgington, located in row 1 of Zion Lutheran cemetery, Chattanooga, Mercer County, Ohio. This marker is broken and a section is missing, but what can be read is inscribed: ELIZA Wife of FRANKLIN EDG…[broken stone] Died [broken stone] Aged 30 ys. 4 mo. 18 da. I wrote …

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