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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–Sophie Dietrich — January 22, 2019
  2. 1937 Germann Reunion Minutes — January 18, 2019
  3. Tombstone Tuesday–Johann “Adam” Dietrich — January 15, 2019
  4. Germann Family Record, January 1939, Vol. 1, No. 1 — January 11, 2019
  5. Tombstone Tuesday–Maria E. (Germann) Dietrich — January 8, 2019

Most commented posts

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  3. Florence (Schumm) Miller (1929-2016) — 21 comments
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  5. Remembering the Blizzard of 1978 — 17 comments

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Jan 22

Tombstone Tuesday–Sophie Dietrich

This is the tombstone of Sophie Dietrich, located in row 3 of Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Schumm, Van Wert County, Ohio. The marker is inscribed: Sophie DIETRICH Dec. 25, 1866 Sept. 20 1945 Anna Maria Sophia “Sophie” Dietrich was born in Willshire Township, Van Wert County, Ohio, on 25 December 1866. She was the daughter of …

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Jan 18

1937 Germann Reunion Minutes

Last week I shared some information from the booklet, Germann Family Record, Vol. 1, No. 1, published in January 1939. I have copies of the first two issues but I do not know how many others were published. Their purpose was to provide Germann family history, information, and notifications of vital family events. This first …

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Jan 15

Tombstone Tuesday–Johann “Adam” Dietrich

This is the tombstone of Johann Adam Dietrich, located in row 4 of Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Schumm, Van Wert County, Ohio. The marker is inscribed: Johann Adam Dietrich 27 Jan. 1828 10 Feb. 1912 Alter 84 J. u. 14 T. DIETRICH Johann “Adam” Dietrich was born 27 January 1828 [1], the son of Jacob and …

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Jan 11

Germann Family Record, January 1939, Vol. 1, No. 1

While looking for some Germann family information for this past week’s Tombstone Tuesday I came across copies of two booklets, Germann Family Record, one dated January 1939 (Vol. 1, No. 1) and the other dated August 1939 (Vol. 1, No. 2), published 80 years ago this year. Velma Schumm had the originals and I made …

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Jan 08

Tombstone Tuesday–Maria E. (Germann) Dietrich

This is the tombstone of Maria E. Dietrich, located in row 5 of Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Schumm, Van Wert County, Ohio. The marker is inscribed: Hier ruhet in Gott Maria E. Ehefrau von Adam Dietrich Geb. 20 Feb 1833 Gest. 28 Nov 1888 In Alter von 55 Jahr, 9 M. 8 T. Here rests in …

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