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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. Black Creek Township’s Lone Post Office — December 4, 2020
  2. Tombstone Tuesday-Andrew & Friedericke (Gutheil) Roehm — December 1, 2020
  3. Happy Thanksgiving! — November 26, 2020
  4. Tombstone Tuesday-Henry P. & Rosa I. (Roehm) Reidenbach — November 24, 2020
  5. Thanksgiving Dinner Memories — November 20, 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. Spitler Grocery Huckster Truck, Willshire, Ohio — 18 comments

Author's posts listings

Dec 04

Black Creek Township’s Lone Post Office

A few weeks ago I wrote about the Chattanooga, Ohio, Post Office and included a list of the postmasters appointed to serve there around the turn of the century.  

There were several other post offices in the area but not all were located in a town or village.

Dec 01

Tombstone Tuesday-Andrew & Friedericke (Gutheil) Roehm

This is the tombstone of Andreas and Friedericke (Gutheil) Roehm, located in row 8 of Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Schumm, Van Wert County, Ohio. The marker is inscribed:

Feb. 12, 1814
Jan. 4, 1902

Nov 26

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving from Karen’s Chatt!

Sending blessings from our house to yours.

Nov 24

Tombstone Tuesday-Henry P. & Rosa I. (Roehm) Reidenbach

This is the tombstone of Henry P. and Rosa I. (Roehm) Reidenbach, located in row 3 of Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Schumm, Van Wert County, Ohio. The marker is inscribed:
Henry P.
He Shall Never See Death
Rosa I.
Be Thou Faithful Unto Death

Nov 20

Thanksgiving Dinner Memories

Thanksgiving Day is right around the corner and I have been reminiscing about the Thanksgiving dinners we used to have with my parents. Since my parents are no longer with us those memories are very special.

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