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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. Dear Mom & All–WWII Letters from Herb (part 2) — October 20, 2017
  2. Tombstone Tuesday–Infant Sons of J & M Bollenbacher — October 17, 2017
  3. Dear Mom & All–WWII Letters from Herb — October 13, 2017
  4. Tombstone Tuesday–Mildred B. Bollenbacher — October 10, 2017
  5. Schumm Elevator Burned, 1972 — October 6, 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

Sep 15

Willshire Grain & Supply

When harvest time comes around I always remember how busy my mom, Florence (Schumm) Miller, was during the fall harvest as Willshire Grain & Supply’s bookkeeper. She often put in extra hours during what was probably the busiest time of the year for both her and the farmers. Anyone who knew my mother remembers that …

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Sep 12

Tombstone Tuesday–Samuel A. Bollenbacher

This is the mausoleum marker of Samuel Abraham Bollenbacher, located in the Chattanooga Mausoleum, Liberty Township, Mercer County, Ohio. His vault is inscribed: Samuel A. BOLLENBACHER Born—1872 Died–1945 Samuel Abraham Bollenbacher was born 22 July 1872 in Liberty Township, Mercer County, Ohio, the son of George (1830-1912) and Anna Barbara (Albrecht) Bollenbacher (1836-1913). [1] In …

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Sep 08

Wendel Motor Sales, Chattanooga, Ohio

A few weeks ago someone asked me about the history of Wendel’s Garage/Motor Sales in Chattanooga, Ohio. I remember the Wendel Brothers car dealership very well. We called it Wendel’s Garage and the business was located across from the Chatt Restaurant/Bar. The building is currently occupied by the Chatt Fire Department. I remember that it …

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Sep 05

Tombstone Tuesday–Bertha (Huffman) Bollenbacher

This is the mausoleum marker of Bertha (Huffman) Bollenbacher, located in the Chattanooga Mausoleum, Liberty Township, Mercer County, Ohio. Her vault is inscribed: BERTHA BOLLENBACHER 1897-1977 Bertha Margaretha Huffman was born 3 August 1897, the daughter of Jacob and Mary (Kessler) Huffman. She was baptized by Rev. August Affeld on 29 August 1897 at Zion …

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Sep 01

The Battle of the Bulge Association

This past Memorial Day, while we were looking through the wonderful display of local veterans’ military uniforms and memorabilia that Aleta Weiss organizes every year at Willshire Home Furnishings, I noticed that one of the WWII veterans had a framed Battle of the Bulge Association certificate. I had never heard of this organization but it …

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