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–Richard Carl Andrews — January 16, 2018
  2. Dear Mom & All–WWII Letters from Herb (part 13) — January 12, 2018
  3. Tombstone Tuesday–Caroll Hoehamer — January 9, 2018
  4. Dear Mom & All–WWII Letters from Herb (part 12) — January 5, 2018
  5. Happy New Year! — January 1, 2018

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

Jan 16

Tombstone Tuesday–Richard Carl Andrews

This is the tombstone of Richard Carl Andrews, located in row 8 of Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Chattanooga, Mercer County, Ohio. The marker is inscribed: Richard Carl ANDREWS May 1931-Jan 1939 Richard Carl Andrews was born at home in Elkhart, Indiana, on 16 May 1931, the son of Victor Earl Jr (1906-1977) and Beatrice Alice (1908-1977) …

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Jan 12

Dear Mom & All–WWII Letters from Herb (part 13)

Last week’s blog post ended with the letter my dad, Private Herbert Miller, wrote home to his sister Em on 31 December 1944 from somewhere in Belgium. What a way to spend New Year’s Eve. My dad had been home with his family on furlough in November 1944 and left by the end of the …

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Jan 09

Tombstone Tuesday–Caroll Hoehamer

This is the tombstone of Caroll Hoehamer, located in row 8 of Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Chattanooga, Mercer County, Ohio. The marker is inscribed: Caroll Hoehamer Dec. 6, 1935 Caroll Joan Hoehamer was the infant daughter of William Andreas Hoehamer Jr (1909-1978) and his wife Alice Luella (Deitsch) Hoehamer (1908-1997). Zion Chatt’s baptism records indicate that …

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Jan 05

Dear Mom & All–WWII Letters from Herb (part 12)

Seventy-four years ago Belgium and the surrounding countries experienced one of the worst winters they ever had. Seventy-four years ago my dad, Herbert Miller, was there, somewhere in Belgium, in the frigid cold and in the deep snow, fighting with the Railsplitters in the Battle of the Bulge. My dad told me that he did …

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Jan 01

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year from Karen’s Chatt!

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