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. Scar Memorial Plaque — June 14, 2019
  2. Tombstone Tuesday-Anthony “Tony” Stegmeier — June 11, 2019
  3. A Letter Concerning a Gravestone — June 7, 2019
  4. Tombstone Tuesday–Karl G. Stegmeier — June 4, 2019
  5. Willshire School News, January 1949 — May 31, 2019

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

May 28

Tombstone Tuesday for Memorial Day

Today, some Memorial Day cemetery photos.

May 24

Memorial Day 2019

This coming Monday is Memorial Day. It was originally called Decoration Day, the name my mom always used. It is a federal holiday that traditionally marks the beginning of summer.

May 21

Tombstone Tuesday–Friedrich J. Stegmeier

This is the tombstone of Friedrich J. Stegmeier, located in row 2 of Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Schumm, Van Wert County, Ohio. The marker is inscribed:

May 17

New Book about 1872 Secaur Murder

Just in time for summer reading, a newly published book about the events surrounding the murder of 13-year-old Liberty Township resident, Mary Secaur. Many from this area of Mercer County, Ohio, have heard and read about these events that occurred just east of Chattanooga, Ohio, in June 1872.

May 14

Tombstone Tuesday–William G. Hoffer, Ora, Gretchen

This is the tombstone of William G. Hoffer, his wife Ora M. (Morehead), and daughter Gretchen Hoffer, located in section 3, row 11, Willshire Cemetery, Willshire, Van Wert County, Ohio. The marker is inscribed:

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