Karen

Author's details

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. Tombstone Tuesday–Christian Roehm — June 19, 2018
  2. Dear Mom & All–WWII Letters from Herb (part 23) — June 15, 2018
  3. Tombstone Tuesday–Eva M.K. Sauer — June 12, 2018
  4. Dear Mom & All–WWII Letters from Herb (part 22) — June 8, 2018
  5. Tombstone Tuesday–Georg Johann Fisher — June 5, 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 27

More About Area Hucksters

Last week’s photo of Spitler Grocery’s huckster truck sparked quite a bit of interest and I enjoyed reading all the comments and hearing everyone’s memories about hucksters. A couple people even sent me some photos. I thank everyone for sharing and today I am posting a couple of those photos that were sent to me. …

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Apr 24

Tombstone Tuesday–Eda E. (Hoehamer) Shindeldecker

This is the tombstone of Eda Elizabeth (Hoehamer) Shindeldecker, located in row 9 of Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Chattanooga, Mercer County, Ohio. The marker is inscribed: Eda E. Shindeldecker 1901-1932 Edie “Eda” Elizabeth Hoehamer was born in Blackcreek Township, Mercer County, Ohio, on 3 September 1901, the daughter of William and Margaret E. “Maggie” (Kallenberger) Hoehamer. …

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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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