February 2017 archive

Be My Valentine

Be My Valentine– a popular sentiment on cards this time of year. Tuesday is Valentine’s Day. A day to show your love by sending cards, flowers, candy [you can never go wrong with chocolate], and having a romantic dinner. Our ancestors celebrated Valentine’s Day, too, and they had some beautiful cards years ago. Here are …

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Tombstone Tuesday–Georg Friedrich Herzog

This is the tombstone of George Friedrich Herzog, located in row 5 of Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Chattanooga, Mercer County, Ohio. The marker is inscribed: Georg Friedrich Herzog Geb. den 26. Feb, 1825 Gest. Den 21 Juli, 1901 Alter 76 J. 4 M, 25 T. [some writing in German] I KNOW THAT MY REDEEMER LIVETH HERZOG …

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The Buchanans of Willshire

Here are a couple more interesting postcards from Willshire, Ohio, from the early 1900s. You can see the name Buchanan on the side of the the horse-drawn hearse below. Stephen S. Buchanan and his son Claude were both undertakers in Willshire. This is likely Stephen Buchanan driving the hearse. According to the awning on the …

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