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. Memorial Day 2018 — May 25, 2018
  2. Tombstone Tuesday–Carolina E. Fisher — May 22, 2018
  3. Dear Mom & All–WWII Letters from Herb (part 21) — May 18, 2018
  4. Tombstone Tuesday–Christian & Mary A. (Bollenbacher) Fisher — May 15, 2018
  5. Flowers for Mother’s Day, 1945 — May 11, 2018

Most commented posts

  1. Haunted Mercer County? — 28 comments
  2. The Old Willshire Hotel — 25 comments
  3. Florence (Schumm) Miller (1929-2016) — 21 comments
  4. Genealogy Roadshow to Debut — 18 comments
  5. Remembering the Blizzard of 1978 — 17 comments

Author's posts listings

Apr 20

Spitler Grocery Huckster Truck, Willshire, Ohio

Today, a photo of a huckster truck [1] from Spitler Grocery in Willshire, Ohio. I do not know when the photo was taken nor who was driving the truck. The driver may have been a Spitler or he may have worked for the Spitlers. Does he look familiar to anyone? Our best guess on the …

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Apr 17

Tombstone Tuesday–Mark Steven Warner

This is the tombstone of Mark Steven Warner, located in row 7 of Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Chattanooga, Mercer County, Ohio. The marker is inscribed: Mark Steven Warner Sept. 2, 1968 According to Zion Chatt’s records Mark Steven Warner was stillborn on 2 September 1968, born to Howard and Sandra Jayne (Stroh) Warner. Mark Steven was …

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Apr 13

The Old Willshire Hotel

I vaguely remember the old Willshire Hotel. It was located on the east side of Willshire’s main street, State Route 49, in the general area of where Blackcreek Peddler is located today. Actually, I believe it stood in the exact same location. Below is a nice picture postcard of the old Willshire Hotel. Below is …

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Apr 10

Tombstone Tuesday–J Adam & Minnie C (Koch) Fisher

This is the tombstone of Adam John and Minnie Christina (Koch) Fisher, located in row 10 of Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Chattanooga, Mercer County, Ohio. The marker is inscribed: FISHER Minnie C. 1884-1973 J. Adam 1878-1949 Adam John Fisher was born in Mercer County, Ohio, on 5 April 1878 to John Christain and Mary Ann (Bollenbacher) …

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Apr 06

A 1935 Schumm Postmark

I recently acquired an old envelope with an original Schumm, Ohio, postmark. I already had a copy of an envelope with a Schumm postmark, but not an original postmark. Until now. George Weinman would have been the postmaster at Schumm when this letter was sent in 1935. This was probably sent by the George Merinar …

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