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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. Dear Mom & All–WWII Letters from Herb (part 2) — October 20, 2017
  2. Tombstone Tuesday–Infant Sons of J & M Bollenbacher — October 17, 2017
  3. Dear Mom & All–WWII Letters from Herb — October 13, 2017
  4. Tombstone Tuesday–Mildred B. Bollenbacher — October 10, 2017
  5. Schumm Elevator Burned, 1972 — October 6, 2017

Most commented posts

  1. Haunted Mercer County? — 28 comments
  2. Florence (Schumm) Miller (1929-2016) — 21 comments
  3. Genealogy Roadshow to Debut — 18 comments
  4. Remembering the Blizzard of 1978 — 17 comments
  5. Chattanooga News in the 1930s — 17 comments

Author's posts listings

Oct 20

Dear Mom & All–WWII Letters from Herb (part 2)

Continuing on with the letters my dad wrote home during his induction and basic training. My dad, Herbert Miller, was 18 years old in 1944 when he volunteered for the draft. He had just graduated from Willshire High School when he spent 2 days at Fort Hayes, Columbus, Ohio, for his pre-induction physical. He arrived …

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Oct 17

Tombstone Tuesday–Infant Sons of J & M Bollenbacher

These are the tombstones of two infant sons of J. & M. Bollenbacher, located in row 10 of Kessler Cemetery, Liberty Township, Mercer County, Ohio. The markers are inscribed: INFANT Son of J. & M. Bollenbacher Born Nov. 24, 1888 Died Nov. 24, 1888 INFANT Son of J. & M. Bollenbacher Born Oct. 1, 1893 …

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Oct 13

Dear Mom & All–WWII Letters from Herb

A few weeks ago I purchased a book, Home Front to Battlefront, An Ohio Teenager in World War II, by Frank Lavin. Frank’s father Carl Lavin was from Canton, Ohio, and was a high school senior when Pearl Harbor was attacked. When Carl turned 18 he enlisted in the Army and eventually was part of …

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Oct 10

Tombstone Tuesday–Mildred B. Bollenbacher

This is the tombstone of Mildred B. Bollenbacher, located in row 9 of Kessler Cemetery, Liberty Township, Mercer County, Ohio. The marker is inscribed: Mildred B. Dau of Abe & Amanda Bollenbacher Died Dec. 7, 1914 Aged 6y, 6m, 3d Our Darling Mildred B. Bollenbacher was born 4 June 1908, as calculated from her tombstone …

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Oct 06

Schumm Elevator Burned, 1972

The year was 1972 and there was a big fire in the little village of Schumm, Ohio. Recently I wrote a couple blog posts about the Willshire Grain & Supply elevators that were located in Willshire, Wren, and Schumm for several decades, from the1940s to the early 1980s. My mom worked as a bookkeeper at …

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