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


I am a Certified Genealogist, registrar of the Lima Chapter NSDAR, and a Registered Dental Hygienist. I am a past trustee, officer, and committee chair of The Ohio Genealogical Society. My particular interests are lineage societies, cemetery research, German research, and technology. Look for a variety of blog subjects, from genealogy to my other interests of reading, music, gardening, and bird watching.

Latest posts

  1. The Ministers of Zion Chatt, Rev. Jacob Albrecht (#16) — February 5, 2016
  2. Tombstone Tuesday–George Hiller — February 2, 2016
  3. A Chattanooga, Ohio, Postmark — January 29, 2016
  4. Tombstone Tuesday–Jacob Edward Hiller — January 26, 2016
  5. Schinnerer and Schumm Cousins — January 22, 2016

Most commented posts

  1. Haunted Mercer County? — 26 comments
  2. Genealogy Roadshow to Debut — 18 comments
  3. Florence (Schumm) Miller (1929-2016) — 18 comments
  4. Chattanooga News in the 1930s — 17 comments
  5. Remembering the Blizzard of 1978 — 17 comments

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Feb 05

The Ministers of Zion Chatt, Rev. Jacob Albrecht (#16)

This is another short biography of one of Zion Chatt’s ministers. The information is from the ELCA Archives at Trinity Seminary, Columbus, Ohio, and from my personal research. Jacob Emanuel Albrecht, Zion Chatt’s 16th minister, was born 26 August 1875, near Canton, Ohio. He was the ninth child born to Henry and Philipena (Schneider) Albrecht. …

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Feb 02

Tombstone Tuesday–George Hiller

This is the tombstone of George Hiller, located in row 6 of Kessler Cemetery, Liberty Township, Mercer County, Ohio. The marker is inscribed: George Hiller 1846-1932 According to Zion Chatt’s records Johann “George” Hiller was born 15 November 1846 in Hamilton County, Ohio, the second child of John and Mary M. (Müller) Hiller. His parents …

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Jan 29

A Chattanooga, Ohio, Postmark

We know that Chattanooga, Ohio, once had its very own post office. At one time the post office was in the frame building that stood just south of where the Chatt Bar is today. At that time the Chattanooga Post Office was in Egger’s Grocery. Semon Egger also had a mortuary in the upstairs part …

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Jan 26

Tombstone Tuesday–Jacob Edward Hiller

This is the tombstone of Jacob Edward Hiller, located in row 8 of Kessler Cemetery, Mercer County, Ohio. The marker is inscribed: Hier Ruhet in Gott Jacob Edward Hiller Son of Jacob [?] Hiller Geb. 20 Sept. 1878 Gest. 10 Sept. 1895 Alt 16 Jahr, 11 Monat Und 20 Tag Translation: Here rests in God, …

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Jan 22

Schinnerer and Schumm Cousins

Last fall Paul asked members of the “I’m a Schinnerer” Facebook group if someone would show him and his wife around the Schumm area while they were here from California, visiting family in Columbus, Ohio. While he was “in the area” he wanted to see Schumm and the farm where his great-great-grandfather Martin Schinnerer lived …

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