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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. Tombstone Tuesday–Johann Pankratius Schinnerer — November 19, 2019
  2. A Visit to Harmony, PA — November 15, 2019
  3. Tombstone Tuesday–Johannes Rapp — November 12, 2019
  4. A Story for Veterans Day — November 8, 2019
  5. Tombstone Tuesday–Frederick G. & Minnie A. (Roehm) Schinnerer — November 5, 2019

Most commented posts

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  3. Florence (Schumm) Miller (1929-2016) — 21 comments
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  5. Chattanooga News in the 1930s — 17 comments

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Nov 19

Tombstone Tuesday–Johann Pankratius Schinnerer

This is the tombstone of Johann Pankratius Schinnerer, located in row 5 of Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Schumm, Van Wert County, Ohio. The marker is inscribed: JOHANNPantkraeiusSchinnerredGestorbenDen 19 July 1857Alter28 Jah 4M 10T Johann, Pantkraeius Schinnerred, died 19 July 1857, aged 28 years, 4 months, 10 days. This is a tombstone that I use as an …

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Nov 15

A Visit to Harmony, PA

A couple weeks ago we traveled to Harmony, Pennsylvania, where we stayed a couple days with my cousin Linda and had the chance to visit my Aunt Ruth, who turns 100 next month. Harmony is located in Butler County, about ½ hour north of Pittsburgh.

Nov 12

Tombstone Tuesday–Johannes Rapp

This is the sole tombstone in the Harmonist Cemetery, located in the town of Harmony, Butler County, Pennsylvania. The marker is inscribed, as translated:

Here lies and rests the body of
Johannes Rapp
Born 19 Dec 1783
Died 27 July 1812

The clay on potter’s wheel
awaits that dissolution reveals
the precious salt of new,
joyously resurrected life.

At first glance you would not recognize this area is a burial ground, the final resting place for nearly 100 people. The Harmonist Cemetery looks like a flat grassy area, enclosed by an old limestone wall. The enclosed area is roughly 80 x 140 feet.

Nov 08

A Story for Veterans Day

This coming Monday, 11 November 2019, we commemorate Veterans Day. Originally called Armistice Day, Veterans Day was created to recognize of the end of World War I. Fighting between the Allied nations and Germany ceased on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918. That date is generally regarded as the end of “the war to end all wars.”  Veterans Day was made a legal holiday in 1938. Now we take the day to honor all U.S. military veterans.

Nov 05

Tombstone Tuesday–Frederick G. & Minnie A. (Roehm) Schinnerer

This is the tombstone of Frederick G. and Minnie A. (Roehm) Schinnerer, located in row 6 of Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Schumm, Van Wert County, Ohio. The marker is inscribed:

Frederick G.

Minnie A.

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