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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. Dear Mom & All–WWII Letters from Herb (part 2) — October 20, 2017
  2. Tombstone Tuesday–Infant Sons of J & M Bollenbacher — October 17, 2017
  3. Dear Mom & All–WWII Letters from Herb — October 13, 2017
  4. Tombstone Tuesday–Mildred B. Bollenbacher — October 10, 2017
  5. Schumm Elevator Burned, 1972 — October 6, 2017

Most commented posts

  1. Haunted Mercer County? — 28 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 11

From an Old Negative to a Digital Photo

A few weeks ago I found an old negative, 2¼ x 3¼ inches, among some old papers. I could tell there were three people and a tractor in the photo. In the past I have sent negatives away to have them digitized but I wondered if I could do this one myself. I decided to …

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Aug 08

Tombstone Tuesday–Clarence Huffman

This is the tombstone of Clarence Huffman, located in row 7 of Kessler Cemetery, Liberty Township, Mercer County, Ohio. The small heart-shaped marker, embellished with fern leaves, is inscribed: CLARENCE Son of G.F. & Sarah HUFFMAN Died Apr. 5, 1900 Aged 11 D. Our darling baby Clarence was the last child born to George Ferdinand …

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Aug 04

Summer Reading

Retirement is good. It gives me the time to do things I have been putting off because I didn’t have the time. That’s the way it is supposed to work–having the extra time for things like reading. I love to read but somehow I got out of the habit of reading the last few years. …

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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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