Karen

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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. Dear Mom & All–WWII Letters from Herb (part 10) — December 15, 2017
  2. Tombstone Tuesday–Laura B. (Schott) Swander — December 12, 2017
  3. Dear Mom & All–WWII Letters from Herb (part 9) — December 8, 2017
  4. Tombstone Tuesday–Otto A. & Eva R. (Wise) Brandt — December 5, 2017
  5. Dear Mom & All–WWII Letters from Herb (part 8) — December 1, 2017

Most commented posts

  1. Haunted Mercer County? — 28 comments
  2. Florence (Schumm) Miller (1929-2016) — 21 comments
  3. Genealogy Roadshow to Debut — 18 comments
  4. Remembering the Blizzard of 1978 — 17 comments
  5. Chattanooga News in the 1930s — 17 comments

Author's posts listings

Nov 28

Tombstone Tuesday–Wilbur Clarence Brandt

This is the tombstone of Wilbur Clarence Brandt, located in row 8 of Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Chattanooga, Mercer County, Ohio. The marker is inscribed: Wilbur C, Son Of O.A. & E.R Brandt Died Nov. 8, 1914 Aged 5 Y. 1 M.  25 D. Wilbur Clarence Brandt was born 14 September 1909 in Blackcreek Township, Mercer …

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Nov 24

Dear Mom & All–WWII Letters from Herb (part 7)

Here are some more letters that my dad, Herbert Miller, wrote home during his basic training at Fort McClellan, Alabama, during the summer of 1944. During that time he was in Company A, 12th Battalion, 8th Regiment. He mentions some of his siblings in the letters: Ruth, Em, Helen, Kenny, and Vernie. Helen was dating …

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Nov 21

Tombstone Tuesday–George Pfeifer

This is the tombstone of George Pfeifer, located in row 9 of Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Chattanooga, Ohio. The marker is inscribed: Father George Pfeifer 1868-1945 George Pfeifer was born 8 September 1868 in Moulton, Auglaize County, Ohio, [1] the son of Christopher and Fredericka (Kneisel) Pfeifer. [2] [3] Although George’s marriage record indicates his mother’s …

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Nov 17

Dear Mom & All–WWII Letters from Herb (part 6)

I continue with the letters my dad wrote home during his basic training at Fort McClellan, Alabama. It was late in the summer of 1944 and at that time he was in Company A, 12th Battalion, 8th Regiment. Postmarked Fort McClellan, AL, 20 Aug 1944, 11:30 p.m., to Mr. & Mrs. Carl Miller, RR#1 Willshire, …

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Nov 14

Tombstone Tuesday–Barbara (Kuehm) Pfeifer

This is the tombstone of Barbara Pfeifer, located in row 7 of Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Chattanooga, Mercer County, Ohio. The marker is inscribed: Barbara Pfeifer 1870-1928 Barbara Kuehm was born in Schillersdorf, Alsace-Lorraine, on 27 February 1870, the daughter of Michael and Elizabeth (Miller) Kuehm, sometimes spelled Kuhm. Barbara’s parents were also born in Alsace-Lorraine …

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