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Name: Karen Bennett
Date registered: May 16, 2011
URL: http://www.karenmillerbennett.com


Greetings from the Chattanooga, Ohio, area. Yes, Ohio has its very own Chattanooga, aka Chatt, a small village in west-central Ohio, near the Indiana border. I have been doing family history research for over 20 years and am a Board-Certified genealogist, certified by the Board for Certification of Genealogists®. My main genealogical interests are family research, cemetery research, and historical and genealogical research of the Chatt area, with a focus on two area Lutheran Churches, both named Zion Lutheran, one in Chatt and the other in Schumm, Ohio. Family names I am researching include Miller, Schumm, Brewster, Rueck, Reid, Headington, Huey, Bryan, Whiteman, Schinnerer, Scaer, Breuninger, Bennett, and a few others. I belong to several lineage societies, including the Daughters of the American Revolution, U.S. Daughters of 1812, First Families of Ohio, and First Families of Mercer and Van Wert Counties. I am also a retired dental hygienist and our church organist. I hope you enjoy Karen's Chatt.

Latest posts

  1. Stripping the Bed — July 20, 2018
  2. Tombstone Tuesday–George & Mary E. (Gunsett) Weinmann — July 17, 2018
  3. Schumm Parochial School Dynamited in 1918 — July 13, 2018
  4. Tombstone Tuesday–Edward G. Weinman — July 10, 2018
  5. Dear Mom & All–WWII Letters from Herb (part 24) — July 6, 2018

Most commented posts

  1. Haunted Mercer County? — 28 comments
  2. The Old Willshire Hotel — 25 comments
  3. Florence (Schumm) Miller (1929-2016) — 21 comments
  4. Genealogy Roadshow to Debut — 18 comments
  5. Chattanooga News in the 1930s — 17 comments

Author's posts listings

Jul 20

Stripping the Bed

I really like quilts. All quilts. But my particular favorites are antique quilts. And I am fortunate to have a few very special antique quilts that were made by my grandma Schumm, my great-grandma Miller, my mother, and a great-grandaunt. A couple knowledgeable quilt people have told me one of the best ways to store …

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Jul 17

Tombstone Tuesday–George & Mary E. (Gunsett) Weinmann

This is the tombstone of George and Mary Elizabeth (Gunsett) Weinmann, located in row 2 of Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Schumm, Van Wert County, Ohio. The marker is inscribed: WEINMANN George 1859-1958 Mary E. 1860-1947 John “George” Weinmann was born 18 September 1859 in Germany, the son of Johann George Sr (1829-1907) and Katharine (Karcher) (1832-1907) …

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Jul 13

Schumm Parochial School Dynamited in 1918

One hundred years ago our country was involved in World War I, united with our allies fighting against Germany and its allies in Europe. While our soldiers were fighting the Germans overseas, back here at home anti-German sentiment was directed at German-Americans. Some of that occurred in Ohio. Some even occurred in our community. During …

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Jul 10

Tombstone Tuesday–Edward G. Weinman

This is the tombstone of Edward George Weinman, located in row 7 of Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Schumm, Van Wert County, Ohio. The marker is inscribed: EDWARD G. WEINMAN Oct. 4, 1903 Oct. 3, 1971 Edward George Weinman was born 4 October 1903, the son of George and Maria (Gunsett) Weinman. [1] Edward was baptized at …

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Jul 06

Dear Mom & All–WWII Letters from Herb (part 24)

My dad, Herbert Miller, was trained as a replacement troop during the fall of 1944, arrived in Europe in December of that same year, and was assigned to Company L, 333rd Regiment, 84th Infantry Division. The 84th was known as the Railsplitters. He fought in the Battle of the Bulge in Belgium and later in …

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