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-Martin Geisler — April 7, 2020
  2. Nimrod Headington Journal, 1852, part 9 — April 3, 2020
  3. Tombstone Tuesday–Conrad Baals — March 31, 2020
  4. Photos Colorized by MyHeritage.com — March 27, 2020
  5. Tombstone Tuesday-Anna (Geisler) Baals — March 24, 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. Chattanooga News in the 1930s — 17 comments

Author's posts listings

Apr 07

Tombstone Tuesday-Martin Geisler

This is the tombstone of Martin Geisler, located in row 5 of Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Schumm, Van Wert County, Ohio. The marker is inscribed:

Hier ruhet in Gott
Martin Geissler
Gestorben
2 September 1852
Alter von 52 Jahren

Apr 03

Nimrod Headington Journal, 1852, part 9

Trip to California, Nimrod Headington’s journal, details his 1852 journey by ship, sailing from New York to San Francisco, to pan for gold. [1] [2]

This is the ninth in a series of blog posts, the transcription of Nimrod Headington’s 1852 journal.

Mar 31

Tombstone Tuesday–Conrad Baals

This is the tombstone of Conrad Baals, located in row 5 of Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Schumm, Van Wert County, Ohio. The marker is inscribed:

In memory of
CONRAD BAALS
Died
Mar 7, 1889
Aged
71 Y, 7 M, 12 D
BAALS

Mar 27

Photos Colorized by MyHeritage.com

Today I am taking a break from Nimrod Headington’s accounts of his voyage from New York to San Francisco in 1852.

The past couple weeks have been trying times for all, as we are all asked to do our part and stay at home to help stop the spread of the COVID-19 virus. Joe and I are doing fine here.

Mar 24

Tombstone Tuesday-Anna (Geisler) Baals

This is the tombstone of Anna (Geisler) Baals, located in row 11 of Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Schumm, Van Wert County, Ohio. The marker is inscribed:

Anna Baals
1828-1925

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