The Chattanooga Mausoleum, built about 1915, is located on the west edge of Zion Lutheran Cemetery and is the final resting place for nearly 40 former area residents. It was organized and managed by the Chattanooga Mausoleum Association, comprised of those that established the mausoleum and their successors. Originally H.C. Baker was the president of the association and S.A. Bollenbacher was the secretary. The Mausoleum Association sold burial compartments and issued a certificate when a compartment was sold.
I have been in the mausoleum a couple times but unfortunately I did not photograph every compartment. Some bodies have been moved to other locations and it appears that some were laid to rest there without an inscription on their compartment, making it difficult to determine who is still interred there.
Find A Grave.com shows that 40 individuals are entombed in the mausoleum. Mercer County Cemetery Inscriptions Vol. VI, 1990, lists 41 mausoleum interments. In 1989 members from the Mercer Chapter OGS read and recorded the information for the book and were aided by Harold Bollenbacher, who unlocked the mausoleum doors and helped with the readings.
I used several sources to try to determine who was once laid to rest there and who may still be entombed there: Zion Chatt church records, Mercer County Cemetery Inscriptions Vol. VI, Find A Grave.com, and death records on FamilySearch.org.
Below are the names of those who are interred or who were supposedly interred in the mausoleum at one time, as well as some additional information. * denotes a member of Zion Chatt or if their death and burial was recorded in Zion Chatt’s records.
Luetta L. Baker (13 Oct 1902-24 Oct 1932); d/o Theodore & Mary H. (Bollenbacher) Baker*
Mary H. Baker (8 Mar 1875-19 Nov 1961); d/o Adam & Christina (Koch) Bollenbacher; w/o Theodore*
Theodore W. Baker (5 Aug 1875-14 Dec 1932); s/o Henry A. & Mary A. (Manche) Baker; h/o Mary H. (Bollenbacher)*
John A. Baumgartner (1864-30 Oct 1917); s/o John & (Amstutz) Baumgartner; h/o Christina (Kable)
Christina Baumgartner (1867-13 Sep 1939); d/o Fred & (Koch) Kable; w/o John A.
Oscar Samuel LeRoy Becher (1 Dec 1900-2 Nov 1922); s/o Jacob & Maria (Kettering) Becher*
John Jacob Bollenbacher (5 Nov 1853-25 Jul 1930); s/o George & Anna Barbara (Albrecht) Bollenbacher*
Vernon R. Bollenbacher (Dec 1907-May 1930); s/o Charles & Mary (Bauer) Bollenbacher; moved to North Grove beside his parents
George E. Bollenbacher (7 Apr 1867-20 Oct 1932); s/o George & Anna Barbara (Albrecht) Bollenbacher*
Carrie A. Bollenbacher (1876-2 Oct 1917)
Bertha Bollenbacher (3 Aug 1897-3 Jun 1977); d/o Jacob & Mary (Kessler) Huffman; w/o Samuel A.*
Samuel Abraham Bollenbacher (22 Jul 1872-2 Apr 1945); s/o George & Anna Barbara (Albrecht) Bollenbacher; h/o Bertha
Sarah Roseann Huffman (Mother) (Feb 1854-1947); nee Dodge; w/o George F.*
George F. Huffman (Father) (Jun 1853-20 Jan 1937); s/o Ferdinand & Elizabeth (Hartzog) Huffman; h/o Sarah (Dodge)*
William Jacob Kessler (1 Feb 1866-1957); s/o Christian & Mary (Koch) Kessler; h/o Caroline (Bollenbacher)*
Caroline Kessler (18 Dec 1868-25 Sep 1941); d/o Charles & Catherine (Baker) Bollenbacher; w/o William J.*
Mary Elizabeth Koch (24 Mar 1880-27 Nov 1973); nee Fisher; w/o John
John Koch (14 Feb 1876-19 Sep 1952); s/o Anton & Margaret (Menchhofer) Koch; h/o Mary E. Fisher
Margaret Koch (28 May 1846-22 Apr 1931); d/o John & Catherine (Pflughandt) Menchhofer; w/o Anton
Anton Koch (28 Apr 1847-16 May 1930); s/o John & Anna Mary (Schear) Koch; h/o Margaret (Menchhofer)
Huldah M. Koch (6 Jun 1883-2 Oct 1979); d/o Charles & Catherine (Becker) Bollenbacher; w/o George A.
George Adam Koch (1 Dec 1877-16 Oct 1954); s/o Anton & Margaret (Menchhofer) Koch; h/o Hulda (Bollenbacher)
Salena Laudahn (Mar 1861-1917)
John H. Laudahn (28 Apr 1857-1940)
Margaret Linn (1847-1924); d/o John & Maria (Kessler) Miller; w/o Philip; moved to Swamp College*
Philip Linn (1841-1920); s/o Philip Daniel & Gertrude Louise (Fuchs) Linn; h/o Margaret (Miller); moved to Swamp College*
Caroline B. Linn (3 Sep 1852-26 Feb 1924); d/o John & Catherine (Pflughandt) Menchhofer; w/o Peter
Peter Linn (4 Mar 1859-19 Feb 1925); s/o Philip Daniel & Gertrude Louise (Fuchs) Linn; h/o Caroline (Menchhofer)
Mary Linn (24 May 1857-25 May 1927); nee Fenning w/o Gottfried
Gottfried Linn (23 Sep 1856-18 Feb 1936); h/o Mary (Fenning)
Margaret P. Linn (31 Mar 1902-6 Jan 1947); d/o John & Caroline (Alt) Fickert; w/o Clarence
Clarence Linn (16 Jun 1900-19 Jun 1980); s/o Gottfried & Mary (Fenning) Linn; h/o Margaret (Fickert)
Jacob Miler (1843-15 Jun 1918); s/o Johann & Maria (Kessler) Miller; h/o Christena (Rueck)*
Christena Miller (1858-14 Jun 1945); d/o Jacob & Marie Regina (Gross) Rueck; w/o Jacob*
Owen U. Sapp (Sep 1864-1915); s/o Lewis & Mary Sapp; w/o Della (Showalter)
Della S. Sapp (May 1866-1934); nee Showalter; w/o Owen U.
Joseph J. Schmidt (1895-1916); s/o Jos C. & Mary (Sachreder) Schmidt; h/o Hulda C. Allmandinger
Hulda C. Schmidt (27 Aug 1894-24 Oct 1935); d/o John W. & Anna (Bollenbacher) Allmandinger; w/o Joseph J.
Merrel G. Shindeldecker (1895-1962); s/o Frank & Olive E. Shindeldecker
Mary Ann Stetler (2 Oct 1941)
Lawrence G. Westerberg (22 Jun 1914-26 Jan 1953) (Mason); s/o Ernest & Laura (Anderson) Westerberg; h/o Enid (Caffee)*
Also supposedly laid to rest in the mausoleum, per Zion’s records and their death certificates:
Viola Laurina Kable (8 Jan 1910-11 Nov 1921) age 11 years, 10 months, 13 days; d/o Henry & Viola (Baumgardner) Kable* 
Walter Elmer Kable (16 Aug 1907-24 Nov 1921), age 14 years, 1 month, 6 days; s/o Henry & Viola (Baumgardner) Kable* 
Mary Kathleen Carr (20 Nov 1921-25 Jan 1922, 2 months, 4 days; d/o JH & Leona (Baker) Carr* 
Once buried in the mausoleum but moved:
Vernon R. Bollenbacher (Dec 1907-May 1930); moved to North Grove with parents
Margaret Linn (1847-1924); moved to Swamp College
Philip Linn (1841-1920); moved to Swamp College
There are two additional vault inscriptions that are not listed in Mercer County’s cemetery book: Stella May Height (1890-1960) and George I. Height (1864-1959). Two compartments bear their names and the couple may have been interred in the mausoleum at one time but moved. Find a Grave.com indicates they are buried in Ridge Cemetery, Middle Point, Ohio.
Comparing the above information to the mausoleum certificate stubs I wrote about last week, the following people received a certificate but do not appear to be entombed in mausoleum:
Henry Baker (2 compartments)
John Fahncke (2 compartments)
Henry Fahncke (2 compartments)
Michael Branstetter (2 compartments)
John Spinner (2 compartments)
C.L. Bollenbacher (2 compartments)
John H. Kable (2 compartments) [these two compartments were likely used for his two children]
Last week someone asked how the caskets were raised to the upper compartments in the mausoleum. I did not know but I think I may have found the answer in the photo below. The device to raise them appears to be at the back of the mausoleum.
No members of the Chattanooga Mausoleum Association are alive today and there are no funds available to maintain the building. The Liberty Township trustees took possession of the Chattanooga Mausoleum in the summer of 2013.
 “Ohio Deaths, 1908-1953,” database with images, FamilySearch.org (https://familysearch.org : accessed 22 Oct 2015), Lawrenca V Kable, 11 Nov 1921; citing Liberty Township, Mercer, Ohio; from FHL microfilm 1991858.
 “Ohio Deaths, 1908-1953,” database with images, FamilySearch.org (https://familysearch.org : accessed 22 Oct 2015), Walter Elmer Kable, 24 Nov 1921; citing Liberty Township, Mercer, Ohio; from FHL microfilm 1991858.
 “Ohio Deaths, 1908-1953,” database with images, FamilySearch.org (https://familysearch.org : accessed 22 Oct 2015), Mary Kathleen Carr, 25 Jan 1922; citing Black Creek Township, Mercer, Ohio; from FHL microfilm 1991911.