Tag: Zion Lutheran Church Chattanooga

Architect Designs Building in Chatt, 1904

What building did an architect design in Chattanooga, Ohio, around the turn of the century (1900)?

Offering Envelopes, Old and New

The late Don Caffee used to have an amusing little saying about church. He said, “Whenever two or more are gathered, there will be an offering.” This little quip, called a Donism by his son, is fairly accurate. At the end of every year Zion Chatt’s members get their offering envelopes for the new year …

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The Page Pipe Organ at Zion Chatt

Last week I wrote about the 100th anniversary of the building of Zion Lutheran Church in Chattanooga, Ohio, the current brick building that was built in 1916 and dedicated in 1917. There is one item inside the church that I am very familiar with—the Page pipe organ. I have played on it nearly every week …

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Tombstone Tuesday–Joseph & Lucinda (Kantner) Merkle

This is the tombstone of Joseph and Lucinda Merkle, located in row 1 of Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Chattanooga, Mercer County, Ohio. The marker is inscribed: Joseph 1835-1901 Lucinda His Wife 1843-1919 MERKLE Several census enumerations indicate that Joseph was born in Germany but none of the documents I have looked at on-line indicate who his …

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The Ministers of Zion Chatt, Rev. Jacob Albrecht (#16)

This is another short biography of one of Zion Chatt’s ministers. The information is from the ELCA Archives at Trinity Seminary, Columbus, Ohio, and from my personal research. Jacob Emanuel Albrecht, Zion Chatt’s 16th minister, was born 26 August 1875, near Canton, Ohio. He was the ninth child born to Henry and Philipena (Schneider) Albrecht. …

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