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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–Andrew & Barbara (Eichler) Eichler — May 23, 2017
  2. Two Christina Miller Family Photos, c1920 & c1933 — May 19, 2017
  3. Tombstone Tuesday–Peter Eichler — May 16, 2017
  4. Mothers in My Family Through the Years — May 12, 2017
  5. Tombstone Tuesday–Infant Daughter of Mr. & Mrs. E.J. Schwarck — May 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

May 05

Charles Phillip White (1924-2017)

Zion Chatt lost another longtime member last week and he was laid to rest in Zion’s cemetery this past Monday. Charles “Phillip” White was a dear and longtime friend. I knew Phillip and his late wife Helen Jean (Hileman) as long as I can remember. I spent a lot of time on my Miller grandparents’ …

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May 02

Tombstone Tuesday–Louis Edwin Schwarck

This is the tombstone of Louis Edwin Schwarck, located in row 7 of Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Chattanooga, Mercer County, Ohio. The marker is inscribed: LOUIS EDWIN Son of Mr. & Mrs. E.J. Schwarck June 18, 1922   Mar. 10, 1923 Louis Edwin Schwarck was born in Blackcreek Township, Mercer County, Ohio, on 18 June 1922, the …

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Apr 28

Schlemmer School–Public School District 7, Monroe Twp, Allen Co, Indiana

About a year ago I wrote about my Grandma Schumm’s 1900 and 1902 school souvenir books from the one-room school she attended– Schlemmer School, District 7 Public School, Monroe Township, Allen County, Indiana. [1] Thanks to Kristy K for providing me with a photo of Schlemmer School. Kristy is the great-granddaughter of Peter Shie, who …

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Apr 25

Tombstone Tuesday–Infant Son of Wm. & M.E. Hoehamer

This is the tombstone of the infant son of William A. and Maggie E. (Kallenberger) Hoehamer, located in row 7 of Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Chattanooga, Mercer County, Ohio. The marker is inscribed: Infant Son of Wm. & M.E. Hoehamer Died Feb. 14, 1913 This tombstone is located in the children’s section of Zion’s Cemetery. This …

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Apr 21

Born in the 1800s

Last weekend we watched a classic movie that we have seen several times before. Driving Miss Daisy is one of those moves that you can watch over and over. Great cast, great acting, and a great story. It is set in the late 1940s and we calculated from things said in the movie that Miss …

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