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. Spitler Grocery Huckster Truck, Willshire, Ohio — April 20, 2018
  2. Tombstone Tuesday–Mark Steven Warner — April 17, 2018
  3. The Old Willshire Hotel — April 13, 2018
  4. Tombstone Tuesday–J Adam & Minnie C (Koch) Fisher — April 10, 2018
  5. A 1935 Schumm Postmark — April 6, 2018

Most commented posts

  1. Haunted Mercer County? — 28 comments
  2. Florence (Schumm) Miller (1929-2016) — 21 comments
  3. The Old Willshire Hotel — 19 comments
  4. Genealogy Roadshow to Debut — 18 comments
  5. Chattanooga News in the 1930s — 17 comments

Author's posts listings

Feb 27

Tombstone Tuesday–Luther C. Bollenbacher

This is the tombstone of Luther Carl Bollenbacher, located in row 9 of Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Chattanooga, Mercer County, Ohio. The marker is inscribed: Luther Carl “Bun” Bollenbacher was born in Chattanooga, Ohio, on 31 December 1915, the son of Fred and Anna (Huffman) Bollenbacher. In about 1916 Fred and Anna Bollenbacher and their 5 …

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Feb 23

Dear Mom & All–WWII Letters from Herb (part 17)

My dad, Herbert Miller, was trained as a replacement troop during the fall of 1944 and by the end of that same year he was in Belgium fighting in the Battle of the Bulge. He had been assigned to Company L, 333rd Regiment, 84th Infantry Division, known as the Railsplitters. I continue with the letters …

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Feb 20

Tombstone Tuesday–John Martin and Emma (Bollenbacher) Bollenbacher

This is the tombstone of John Martin and Emma (Bollenbacher) Bollenbacher, located in row 9 of Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Chattanooga, Mercer County, Ohio. The marker is inscribed: BOLLENBACHER Emma 1878-1934 John M. 1879-1958 John Martin Bollenbacher was born 27 July 1879 in Liberty Township, Mercer County, Ohio, the son of Jacob (Jr) and Helena “Lena” …

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Feb 16

A Wounded Soldier and the 23rd Psalm

During WWII my dad, Herbert Miller, was assigned to the 333rd Infantry Regiment of the 84th Division. The 84th was known as the Railsplitters. You can see the Railsplitter pins on his lapels in the photo below. My dad was proud to be a Railsplitter and over the years purchased many books about the Railsplitters …

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Feb 13

Tombstone Tuesday–Victor F. & I. Chloe (Douglas) Bollenbacher

This is the tombstone of Victor and Chloe (Douglas) Bollenbacher, located in row 5 of Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Chattanooga, Mercer County, Ohio. The marker is inscribed: BOLLENBACHER I Chloe 1905-1998 Victor F. 1903-1985 Victor F. Bollenbacher was born in Adams County, Indiana, on 8 September 1903, the son of John Martin and Emma (Bollenbacher) Bollenbacher. …

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