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. Two Christina Miller Family Photos, c1920 & c1933 — May 19, 2017
  2. Tombstone Tuesday–Peter Eichler — May 16, 2017
  3. Mothers in My Family Through the Years — May 12, 2017
  4. Tombstone Tuesday–Infant Daughter of Mr. & Mrs. E.J. Schwarck — May 9, 2017
  5. Charles Phillip White (1924-2017) — May 5, 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. Chattanooga News in the 1930s — 17 comments
  5. Remembering the Blizzard of 1978 — 17 comments

Author's posts listings

Mar 28

Tombstone Tuesday–M. Zeilinger

This is the tombstone of M. Zeilinger, located in row 7 of Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Chattanooga, Mercer County, Ohio. The marker is inscribed: M Zeilinger That’s it. Any other information that was once carved into this small marble stone has weathered away long ago. The broken marker is laying face up on the ground in …

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Mar 24

More Local Obituary Abstracts, 1834-1850

Last week I posted some local obituary abstracts from the book Abstracts of Obituaries in the Western Christian Advocate, 1834-1850, compiled by Margaret R. Waters, Dorothy Riker, and Doris Leistner, copyright 1988, Indiana Historical Society. More information about this compilation is at the end of this post. Below are a few more local obituaries from …

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Mar 21

Tombstone Tuesday–Anna M. Wick

This is the tombstone of Anna M. Wick, located in row 7 of Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Chattanooga, Mercer County, Ohio. The marker is inscribed: Our Darling Anna M. Daut. Of S.S. & A.C. Wick Died Aug. 25, 1879 Aged 2 Yrs, 9 Mo, 3 d. Anna’s tombstone is rather easy to spot. It is located …

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Mar 17

Some Local Obituary Abstracts, 1834-1850

I was doing a little spring cleaning and trying to reorganize my office when I came across a book that I forgot I had, Abstracts of Obituaries in the Western Christian Advocate, 1834-1850. It was compiled by Margaret R. Waters, Dorothy Riker, and Doris Leistner, copyright 1988, Indiana Historical Society. It took a lot of …

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Mar 14

Tombstone Tuesday–Johann Brinkmann

This is the tombstone of Johann Brinkmann, located in row 7 of Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Chattanooga, Mercer County, Ohio. The marker is inscribed: Hier Ruht in Gott Johann Brinkmann Geb. 26 Juli 1879 Gest. 13 Oct 1894 Alter 15 Jahr 2 Mon 17 Tag Translation: Here rests in God Johann Brinkmann, born 26 July 1879, …

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