2017 archive

A Chattanooga, Ohio, Postcard from Charles Egger

I do not run across many postcards from Chattanooga, Ohio, but I recently found this one, postmarked 25 June 1912 from Rockford. It is addressed to J.S. Egger, Hornick, Iowa. The sender, Charles, was writing to his father J.S. Egger: June 25-12 Rockford, O Dear Pa, Will I got the Draft yesterday I am well …

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Tombstone Tuesday–Maria (Betzel) Herzog

This is the tombstone of Maria (Betzel) Herzog, located in row 5 of Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Chattanooga, Mercer County, Ohio. The marker is inscribed: Maria Ehefrau den G. Friedrich Herzog Gest. 2 Mai, 1903 Ater 74 J  11 M  16 T HERZOG Translation: Maria, wife of G. Friedrich Herzog, died 2 May 1903, aged 74 …

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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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