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


I am a Certified Genealogist, registrar of the Lima Chapter NSDAR, and a Registered Dental Hygienist. I am a past trustee, officer, and committee chair of The Ohio Genealogical Society. My particular interests are lineage societies, cemetery research, German research, and technology. Look for a variety of blog subjects, from genealogy to my other interests of reading, music, gardening, and bird watching.

Latest posts

  1. The Ministers of Zion Lutheran Church, Chattanooga, Ohio (1-5) — October 2, 2015
  2. Tombstone Tuesday–Michael Allmandinger — September 29, 2015
  3. Zion Lutheran Church, Chattanooga, Celebrates Its 160th Anniversary (1855-2015) — September 25, 2015
  4. Tombstone Tuesday–Harriet “Eliza” (Bobo) Edgington — September 22, 2015
  5. Zion Chatt’s Mid-Summer Mystery, Part 4. The Conclusion and My Ah-ha Moment — September 18, 2015

Most commented posts

  1. Haunted Mercer County? — 26 comments
  2. Genealogy Roadshow to Debut — 18 comments
  3. Remembering the Blizzard of 1978 — 17 comments
  4. Chattanooga News in the 1930s — 17 comments
  5. Wedding Postponed Due to Snow and Cold — 16 comments

Author's posts listings

Aug 28

Zion Chatt’s Mid-Summer Mystery, Part 1

Carrie W. Friedell is buried in row 1 of Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Chattanooga, Ohio, but her burial is not recorded in Zion Chatt’s records and there is no mention of her or of any Friedell in the church records. [1] Who was Carrie W. Friedell, born in 1873 and died in 1965, and what is …

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Aug 25

Tombstone Tuesday–Carrie W. Friedell

This is the tombstone of Carrie W. Friedell, located in row 1 of Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Chattanooga, Mercer County, Ohio. The marker is inscribed: Carrie W. Friedell 1873-1965 This surname is not at all familiar to me. Just who was Carrie W. Friedell and what is her connection to Zion Lutheran Chatt, or to Mercer …

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Aug 21

Fisher Hardware 10th Anniversary & Dedicatory Celebration, 1947

Who doesn’t remember one of Chatt’s larger businesses, Fisher Hardware and Implement Store. Bothers Luther and John Fisher owned and operated the hardware store which was also a John Deere sales and service center. The business was established April 1937 and in April 1947 the brothers hosted a 10-year celebration along with the dedication of …

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Aug 18

Tombstone Tuesday–Nora A. (Fennig) Becher

This is the tombstone of Nora A. Becher, located in row 1 of Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Chattanooga, Mercer County, Ohio. The marker is inscribed: BECHER Nora A. Wife of Fred W. Becher July 7, 1882-Sep 2, 1915 We’ll Meet Again Nora Arminte Fennig was born 7 July 1882, the daughter of H.J. and Anna (Locker) …

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Aug 14

Amalia (Backhaus) Schumm (1859-1948)

This is another photo from what I call The German Collection, a group of family photos that sisters Edna and Viola Germann once had. I am in the process of scanning the collection and fortunately many of the photos are labeled. This photo is labeled “Aunt Amelia Schumm, La Porte, Indiana.” Amalia K. (Backhaus) Schumm, …

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