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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. Linthal, France, Honors WWI Fallen Americans — November 16, 2018
  2. Tombstone Tuesday–Iris Blanch Schumm — November 13, 2018
  3. Veterans Day 2018 — November 9, 2018
  4. Tombstone Tuesday–Michael G. Pflueger (revisited) — November 6, 2018
  5. Herbert Miller–WWII Memories & Bronze Star — November 2, 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. Remembering the Blizzard of 1978 — 17 comments

Author's posts listings

Nov 16

Linthal, France, Honors WWI Fallen Americans

This past week, on 11 November, marked the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day, the official end of WWI. In last week’s blog post I mentioned Private August Froning, a soldier from Mercer County, Ohio, who was killed in action in the Vosges Mountains, near Linthal, France, during WWI. Froning and Venedocia native Private Glenn Homer …

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Nov 13

Tombstone Tuesday–Iris Blanch Schumm

This is the tombstone of Iris Blanch Schumm, located in row 1 of Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Schumm, Van Wert County, Ohio. The marker is inscribed: Iris Blanch Dau of G. & S. SCHUMM Died 24 Aug. 1884 Aged 1 Y, 4 M, 22 D Suffer the little children to come unto me, and forbid them …

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Nov 09

Veterans Day 2018

This coming Sunday, 11 November, we commemorate Veterans Day. Originally called Armistice Day, Veterans Day was created to recognize of the end of World War I. Fighting between the Allied nations and Germany ceased on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918. That date is generally regarded as the end of “the war to end all wars.” One …

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Nov 06

Tombstone Tuesday–Michael G. Pflueger (revisited)

In 2013 I wrote a Tombstone Tuesday post featuring the tombstone of Michael G. Pflueger, located in row 6 of Greenbriar Cemetery, Willshire Township, Van Wert County, Ohio. [1] At that time, five years ago, Michael’s grave marker had fallen over. We stopped by Greenbriar Cemetery a few weeks ago and the first thing I …

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Nov 02

Herbert Miller–WWII Memories & Bronze Star

I have finished transcribing and posting my dad’s WWII letters, a task I began a little over a year ago. Although I did not post his letters on every Friday’s blog post, there were at least 30 blog posts of letters. I started transcribing and posting them about a month before Veterans Day 2017 and …

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