2015 archive

Sitting on Santa’s Lap–It’s a Family Thing

In our family it sometimes takes a while to warm up to someone, especially if that person is Santa Claus. This is the time of year when children stand in line to meet Santa, sit on his lap, and tell him what they want for Christmas. We all remember how exciting it was to see …

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Tombstone Tuesday–Elizabeth Wilhelmine (Hiller) Huffman

This is the tombstone of Elizabeth Wilhelmine (Hiller) Huffman, located in row 8 of Kessler Cemetery, Mercer County, Ohio. The marker is inscribed: Elizabeth Wilhelmine Wife of Frederick Huffman Died Oct. 9, 1895 Aged 20y. & 18d. Elizabeth Wilhelmina Hiller was born 21 September 1875 in Jefferson Township, Adams County, Indiana, to Jacob and Martha …

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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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Tombstone Tuesday–Heinrich C. Hiller

This is the tombstone of Heinrich Conrad Hiller, located in row 8 of Kessler Cemetery, Mercer County, Ohio. Rows are numbered starting at the east side of the cemetery. The marker, which has fallen off its base, is inscribed: Heinrich C. Sohn von J. und M. Hiller Gest. Den 21, Apr. 1905 Alter 33J, 7M, …

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Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving from Karen’s Chatt!