September 2022 archive

Take Weekly Baths

Take Weekly Baths. That was the headline in Aurora, Illinois, in September 1910, which made me think about bathing practices years ago. We don’t think twice about taking a daily bath or shower these days. We take hot running water for granted and have nice, even luxurious, bathtubs and showers.

Tombstone Tuesday-2 Railroad Acronyms

Today I am highlighting two tombstone symbols that are acronyms of railroad organizations. These inscriptions are on two tombstones at Woodlawn Cemetery, Ohio City, and are the only two inscriptions I have seen that are related to the railroad.

Some Local News of 1910

Some more area news from the Celina Democrat in 1910.
Chattanooga-Miss Bertha Carver, the blind girl of near Salem, Ind., whose wonderful voice has won for her the name of “The Blind Soloist,”

Tombstone Tuesday-John A. & Louisa C. (Lillich) Buechner

This is the tombstone of John A. Buechner and Louisa C. (Lillich) Buechner, located in row 11 of Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Schumm, Van Wert County, Ohio. The marker is inscribed:

Louisa C.

John A.

More Local News from 1910

I am still looking through old newspapers, specifically the Celina Democrat in 1910. This newspaper is online, is easy to view from home, and has some interesting information for our part of the county as well as all of Mercer County. Perhaps you will recognize some of the names mentioned here.