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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. Fourth of July 2020 — July 3, 2020
  2. Tombstone Tuesday-Christian Whiteman — June 30, 2020
  3. Nimrod Headington Journal, 1852, part 20 — June 26, 2020
  4. Tombstone Tuesday-Frederick H. Schumm — June 23, 2020
  5. Nimrod Headington Journal, 1852, part 19 — June 19, 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. Chattanooga News in the 1930s — 17 comments

Author's posts listings

Jul 03

Fourth of July 2020

Tomorrow is the Fourth of July, also known as Independence Day, the day we have celebrated as our nation’s birthday since 1776. It has been 244 years since the Continental Congress officially adopted the Declaration of Independence, declaring that the thirteen colonies were no longer part of Great Britain, but were independent sovereign states that were part of a new nation. This Fourth of July holiday will be much different than the ones we remember in years past.

Jun 30

Tombstone Tuesday-Christian Whiteman

In honor of Independence Day, which we celebrate this weekend, today’s blog post features my Revolutionary War ancestor, Christian Whiteman.

Christian, my fifth great-grandfather, fought for American independence during the Revolutionary War.

Jun 26

Nimrod Headington Journal, 1852, part 20

In today’s blog post, Nimrod continues his search for gold in California. It is February 1853, a year since Nimrod left his home and family in Ohio. He has yet to strike it rich. In reality, Nimrod is poorer than when he started his journey.    

Jun 23

Tombstone Tuesday-Frederick H. Schumm

This is the tombstone of Frederick Herman Schumm, located in row 10 of Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Schumm, Van Wert County, Ohio. The marker is inscribed:

Frederick H.
Son of
Hugo A. & Ada A.
June 18, 1909
Nov. 20, 1924

Jun 19

Nimrod Headington Journal, 1852, part 19

Today’s blog post is the nineteenth in a series, the transcription of Nimrod Headington’s 1852 journal, Trip to California.

In his journal Nimrod Headington details his 1852 voyage from New York to San Francisco and his search for gold in California. [1] [2]

Nimrod, with several others from Knox County, Ohio, set sail from New York on 16 February 1852, traveling on the clipper ship Racehound. After 5 months at sea they docked at San Francisco on 18 July 1852.

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