December 2013 archive

Happy New Year!

Wishing everyone a Happy, Healthy, and Prosperous 2014, from Karen’s Chatt! Below are some New Year’s wishes from Chattanooga businesses 80 years ago: Happy New Year!    

Early Chattanooga Telephone Service

Last week I showed some newspaper ads of Chattanooga businesses in 1933. My friend Miriam noticed that several of the businesses had telephone numbers from a couple different telephone companies and she wondered why they did this. I do not know for certain but I came up with a couple good ideas. Over the years …

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Merry Christmas

Wishing blessings to you and your family this Christmas, as we celebrate the birth of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Merry Christmas from Karen’s Chatt.

Chattanooga, Christmas 1933

Heffner & Heffner Grocery, Andrews Garage, Lehman’s Home Restaurant, Egger’s Grocery, Dr. Metcalf, Johnson’s Garage, Smith & Sons Hardware, Wendel’s Motor Sales, Schroeder’s Barber Shop, Vining Stock Yard,. Do any of these businesses sound familiar? They were business establishments in Chattanooga, Ohio, back in 1933. They all had advertisements and Christmas greetings in the 1933 …

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Tombstone Tuesday–J. J. Schumm

This is the tombstone of Johann Jacob Schumm, located in row 5 of Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Schumm, Van Wert County, Ohio. All that is legible on the marker is J. J. Schumm. Johann “Jacob” was the sixth child born to Johann Georg and Ann Maria (Fisher) Schumm. Jacob was born 26 Sep 1815 in Rupppertshofen, …

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