Karen

Author's details

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

Biography

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. Tombstone Tuesday-Pvt. Edgar F. Schumm — September 29, 2020
  2. Jasper Byer Affidavit, 1896 — September 25, 2020
  3. Tombstone Tuesday-Amanda (Reidenbach) Schumm — September 22, 2020
  4. Who Was Henry Trisel’s Adopted Son? — September 18, 2020
  5. Tombstone Tuesday-Ernst C. Roehm — September 15, 2020

Most commented posts

  1. Haunted Mercer County? — 28 comments
  2. The Old Willshire Hotel — 27 comments
  3. Florence (Schumm) Miller (1929-2016) — 21 comments
  4. Genealogy Roadshow to Debut — 18 comments
  5. Willshire Public School — 17 comments

Author's posts listings

Sep 29

Tombstone Tuesday-Pvt. Edgar F. Schumm

This is the tombstone of Edgar F. Schumm, located in row 3 of Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Schumm, Van Wert County, Ohio. The marker is inscribed:

1914-1944
PVT. Edgar F. Schumm
Died in battle at Montigny,
France

Sep 25

Jasper Byer Affidavit, 1896

Last week I identified the last name of Henry Trisel’s young ward, John F. Bahn, the son of Henry’s wife Elizabeth (Feldman) Trisel and her first husband Johann Bahn. Johann Bahn served in the Civil War and perished in the Sultana explosion on his way home from the war in April 1865.

Sep 22

Tombstone Tuesday-Amanda (Reidenbach) Schumm

This is the tombstone of Amanda (Reidenbach) Schumm, located in row 10 of Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Schumm, Van Wert County, Ohio. The marker is inscribed:

Amanda
Wife of
L.W. Schumm
1889-1916
Test. Psalm 116:15
SCHUMM

Sep 18

Who Was Henry Trisel’s Adopted Son?

A few years ago I wrote a Tombstone Tuesday blog post about John F, the adopted son of Henry Trisel. The young boy’s grave marker is located in the center section of Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Chattanooga, Ohio, in the children’s section of the cemetery. I wondered who the boy John really was.

Sep 15

Tombstone Tuesday-Ernst C. Roehm

This is the tombstone of Ernst C. Roehm, located in row 10 of Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Schumm, Van Wert County, Ohio. The marker is inscribed:

Ernst C.
Sohn von
F. u. H. Roehm
18 Apr. 1913
22 Jan. 1918

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