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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. Found Shoes, aka Concealed Shoes — June 23, 2017
  2. Tombstone Tuesday–Ferdinand & Elizabeth (Herzog) Huffmann — June 20, 2017
  3. A New Leaf On Our Family Tree — June 16, 2017
  4. Tombstone Tuesday–Heinrich Hoffmann — June 13, 2017
  5. Two Ancestral Homes in the Old Country — June 9, 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

Apr 14

A New Chapter

I am starting a new chapter in my life. I am now officially retired. My final day of work was this past Monday, April 10. It was a fun but bitter-sweet day as I said good-bye to my boss, my co-workers, and my last ten patients. I retired after nearly 44 years of what has …

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Apr 11

Tombstone Tuesday–Rolland Miller

This is the tombstone of Rolland Miller, located in row 7 of Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Chattanooga, Mercer County, Ohio. The marker is inscribed: ROLLAND Son of J. & F.E. Miller Died Aug. 11, 1913 Aged 3m, 8d Budded on earth to bloom in heaven Rolland Eugene Miller was born 3 May 1913, the first child …

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Apr 07

Some Local Indiana Obituaries, 1834-1850

Below are a few more local obituary abstracts from the book Abstracts of Obituaries in the Western Christian Advocate, 1834-1850. These obituary abstracts are from nearby localities across the state line in Indiana. The book was compiled by Margaret R. Waters, Dorothy Riker, and Doris Leistner, copyright 1988, Indiana Historical Society. The end of this post …

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Apr 04

Tombstone Tuesday–Clark Henry & Raymond Floyd McGough

This is the tombstone of brothers Clark Henry and Raymond Floyd McGough, located in row 7 of Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Chattanooga, Mercer County, Ohio. The marker is inscribed: Clark Henry Son of J. & A. McGough Died Mar. 15, 1901 Aged 4 Y.  1 M.  26 D. Raymond Floyd Son of J. & A. McGough …

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Mar 31

House Demolished Near River Henry Residence

One of my distant Schumm cousins sent me this interesting photo of a house a couple miles east of Willshire that was nearly demolished about 100 years ago. The home was near River Henry Schumm’s home on route 81 near the St. Marys River. River Henry was Carol’s great-grandfather, the father of her grandfather Herman …

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