Karen

Author's details

Name: Karen Bennett
Date registered: May 16, 2011
URL: http://www.karenmillerbennett.com

Biography

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. Found Shoes, aka Concealed Shoes — June 23, 2017
  2. Tombstone Tuesday–Ferdinand & Elizabeth (Herzog) Huffmann — June 20, 2017
  3. A New Leaf On Our Family Tree — June 16, 2017
  4. Tombstone Tuesday–Heinrich Hoffmann — June 13, 2017
  5. Two Ancestral Homes in the Old Country — June 9, 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 06

Tombstone Tuesday–Infant Daughter of Charles E. & Mary P. (Andrews) Pickering

This is the tombstone of the infant daughter of C.E. & M.P. Pickering, located in row 6 of Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Chattanooga, Mercer County, Ohio. The marker is inscribed: INFANT Dau. of C.E. & M.P. PICKERING Born & Died Oct. 14, 1915 The church records indicate that “Baby Pickering” died of weakness on 8 November …

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Jun 02

Who Was Ida Brewster?

In last week’s blog post I mentioned the water problems we had in our basement after receiving 5 inches of rain in a very short period of time the Wednesday night before. Our sump pump did not fail. Ironically it went out just three days before and Joe installed a new one. No, the rain …

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May 30

Tombstone Tuesday–Memorial Day 2017

This past weekend, Memorial Day weekend, we visited three of the cemeteries that I write most about and while there I took some photos of some veterans’ markers with their new American flags. Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Chattanooga, Ohio: Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Schumm, Ohio: Kessler, aka Liberty Cemetery, Mercer County, Ohio: In memory of all those …

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May 26

Memorial Day Musings 2017

This coming Monday we celebrate Memorial Day, a federal holiday that was originally called Decoration Day and traditionally marks the beginning of summer. A day to remember those who died in military service for our country. Memorial Day began as a way to remember and honor both Union and Confederate soldiers who were killed in …

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May 23

Tombstone Tuesday–Andrew & Barbara (Eichler) Eichler

This is the tombstone of Andrew and Barbara (Eichler) Eichler, located in row 3 of Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Chattanooga, Mercer County, Ohio. The marker they share is inscribed on each side: Andrew Eichler Died Sept. 5, 1894 Aged 76 Y  3 D Barbara Wife of A. Eichler Died Aug. 10, 1898 Aged 73 Y  3 …

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