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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–Elizabeth Huffman — June 27, 2017
  2. Found Shoes, aka Concealed Shoes — June 23, 2017
  3. Tombstone Tuesday–Ferdinand & Elizabeth (Herzog) Huffmann — June 20, 2017
  4. A New Leaf On Our Family Tree — June 16, 2017
  5. Tombstone Tuesday–Heinrich Hoffmann — June 13, 2017

Most commented posts

  1. Haunted Mercer County? — 26 comments
  2. Florence (Schumm) Miller (1929-2016) — 21 comments
  3. Genealogy Roadshow to Debut — 18 comments
  4. Chattanooga News in the 1930s — 17 comments
  5. Remembering the Blizzard of 1978 — 17 comments

Author's posts listings

Jun 27

Tombstone Tuesday–Elizabeth Huffman

This is the tombstone of Elizabeth Huffman, located in row 3 of Kessler Cemetery, Liberty Township, Mercer County, Ohio. The marker is inscribed: HUFFMAN Elizabeth 1859-1951 Elizabeth Huffman and her twin brother Philip were born 24 December 1859 in Mercer County, Ohio, to Ferdinand and Elizabeth (Herzog) Huffman. Some sources show that her mother’s maiden …

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Jun 23

Found Shoes, aka Concealed Shoes

We were in an antique store in Shipshewana, Indiana, a couple weeks ago where we had a nice conversation with the owner. He had a little workshop in the back of the store and he was working on a pair of shoes. He was very knowledgeable about shoes and I mentioned the old boots I …

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Jun 20

Tombstone Tuesday–Ferdinand & Elizabeth (Herzog) Huffmann

This is the tombstone of Ferdinand and Elizabeth (Herzog) Huffmann, located in row 5 of Kessler, aka Liberty Cemetery, Liberty Township, Mercer County, Ohio. The marker is inscribed: Hier ruht Ferdinand Huffmann Geb. 7 Mar 1830 Gest. 24 Apr 1908 Elizabeth Ehefrau von Ferdinand Huffmann Geb. 26 Aug 1834 Gest. 9 Nov 1917 HUFFMANN “Here …

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Jun 16

A New Leaf On Our Family Tree

Our family just got a little bigger this past week. We have a new leaf on the family tree–another grandchild, a grandson this time. I am very happy to announce the birth of James Ryan Bennett, who weighed in at 8 pounds, 12 ounces, and is 22 inches long. James weighed almost as much as …

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Jun 13

Tombstone Tuesday–Heinrich Hoffmann

This is the tombstone of Heinrich Hoffmann, located in row 8 of Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Chattanooga, Mercer County, Ohio. The marker is inscribed: HEINRICH Sohn of Ferd & Elisabeth HOFFMANN Gest. 2 Febr 1873 Alter 8 m. 20 t. “Heinrich, son of Ferd & Elisabeth Hoffmann, died 2 February 1873, aged 8 months, 20 days.” …

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