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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. Old Advertising Items from Willshire Grain & Supply — September 22, 2017
  2. Tombstone Tuesday–Jacob & Margaret (Huffman) Bollenbacher — September 19, 2017
  3. Willshire Grain & Supply — September 15, 2017
  4. Tombstone Tuesday–Samuel A. Bollenbacher — September 12, 2017
  5. Wendel Motor Sales, Chattanooga, Ohio — September 8, 2017

Most commented posts

  1. Haunted Mercer County? — 26 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

Aug 01

Tombstone Tuesday–Emma V. Huffman

This is the tombstone of Emma V. Huffman, located in row 7 of Kessler Cemetery, aka Liberty Cemetery, Liberty Township, Mercer County, Ohio. The marker is inscribed: Emma V Dau of G.F. & S. Huffman Died Dec. 25, 1903 Aged 19 Y.  9 M. 6 D. Emma was the second child born to George Ferdinand …

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Jul 28

Sarah (Breuninger) Schumm’s German-American Cookbook, 1892

While looking through some of those old German books that once belonged to my Schumm ancestors I found a very old cookbook that belonged to my great-grandmother Sarah (Breuninger) Schumm (1861-1921). She was the wife of Louis Schumm and mother of my grandfather Cornelius Schumm. This book is titled Das Deutsch-Amerikanische Kochbuch, Illustrirt, (The German-American …

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Jul 25

Tombstone Tuesday–Sarah R. (Dodge) Huffman

This is the mausoleum marker of Sarah Rosanna (Dodge) Huffman, located in the Chattanooga Mausoleum, Liberty Township, Mercer County, Ohio. The vault is inscribed: Mother Sarah R. Huffman 1854-1947 According to Zion Chatt’s records Sarah Rosanna/Roseann/Rose Ann Dodge was born 12 February 1858, while her death certificate gives her date of birth as 12 February …

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Jul 21

Farmers Mutual Aid Association of Van Wert County, part 2

Last week I posted four of six postcards from The Farmers Mutual Aid Association of Van Wert County, Ohio, that were sent to my great-grandfather Louis J. Schumm. Last week’s postcards were dated from 1889-1893. Today I am posting the other two postcards that Louis had stashed away in an old book. These two are …

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Jul 18

Tombstone Tuesday–George F. Huffman

This is the mausoleum marker of George F. Huffman, located in the Chattanooga Mausoleum, Mercer County, Ohio. The vault is inscribed: Father George F. Huffman 1853-1937 George Ferdinand Huffman was born in Liberty Township, Mercer County, Ohio, on 29 June 1853 according to Zion’s Familienbuch. He was the son of Ferdinand and Elizabeth (Hartzog/Herzog) Hoffman. …

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