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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. Tombstone Tuesday–Andrew & Barbara (Eichler) Eichler — May 23, 2017
  2. Two Christina Miller Family Photos, c1920 & c1933 — May 19, 2017
  3. Tombstone Tuesday–Peter Eichler — May 16, 2017
  4. Mothers in My Family Through the Years — May 12, 2017
  5. Tombstone Tuesday–Infant Daughter of Mr. & Mrs. E.J. Schwarck — May 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

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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Mar 10

Springtime–Flowers and Memories

Spring is less than two weeks away. Although this has been a fairly mild winter everyone is always ready for spring this time of year. One sure sign of the upcoming spring season is the arrival of seed and plant catalogs. We received over a dozen catalogs this year, many more than we usually do. …

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Mar 07

Tombstone Tuesday–Jacob & Gertrude (Miller) Deitsch

This is the tombstone of Jacob and Gertrude (Miller) Deitsch, located in row 6 of Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Chattanooga, Mercer County, Ohio. The marker is inscribed: DEITSCH Gertrude Deitsch Died July 13, 1902 Aged 75 Y 8 M  21 D Jacob Deitsch Died June 20, 1891 Aged 67 Y 1 M   17 D According to …

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Mar 03

Dr. G.R. Hagerman, Physician and Surgeon in Chattanooga, Ohio

Very recently I found yet another envelope with a Chattanooga, Ohio, postmark, dated 2 September 1896. When I received the envelope I was pleasantly surprised to see that it came with a letter! The letter and envelope were written on the personal business stationery of Dr. George R. Hagerman, physician and surgeon in Chattanooga, Ohio. …

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Feb 28

Tombstone Tuesday–Katharina Elisabeth Byer

This is the tombstone of Katherina Byer, located in row 6 of Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Chattanooga, Mercer County, Ohio. The marker is inscribed: Hier ruhet Katharina E Tochter von Jasper n. Sophia Byer Gest. 19 Jan 1888 Alter 17 Y, 10 M, 21 T Translation: Here lies Katharina E, daughter of Casper and Sophia Byer, …

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