January 2016 archive

A Chattanooga, Ohio, Postmark

We know that Chattanooga, Ohio, once had its very own post office. At one time the post office was in the frame building that stood just south of where the Chatt Bar is today. At that time the Chattanooga Post Office was in Egger’s Grocery. Semon Egger also had a mortuary in the upstairs part …

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Tombstone Tuesday–Jacob Edward Hiller

This is the tombstone of Jacob Edward Hiller, located in row 8 of Kessler Cemetery, Mercer County, Ohio. The marker is inscribed: Hier Ruhet in Gott Jacob Edward Hiller Son of Jacob [?] Hiller Geb. 20 Sept. 1878 Gest. 10 Sept. 1895 Alt 16 Jahr, 11 Monat Und 20 Tag Translation: Here rests in God, …

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Schinnerer and Schumm Cousins

Last fall Paul asked members of the “I’m a Schinnerer” Facebook group if someone would show him and his wife around the Schumm area while they were here from California, visiting family in Columbus, Ohio. While he was “in the area” he wanted to see Schumm and the farm where his great-great-grandfather Martin Schinnerer lived …

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Thank You!

Thank you for all the condolence messages sent to Karen’s Chatt after the death of my mother. They are comforting and are greatly appreciated.      

Florence (Schumm) Miller (1929-2016)

This is not the post originally planned for today. I will post that one next week. Instead, today’s post is a photo tribute to my mother, Florence Elizabeth (Schumm) Miller, who passed away from a sudden illness yesterday.