Karen

Author's details

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. Tombstone Tuesday–Carolina E. Fisher — May 22, 2018
  2. Dear Mom & All–WWII Letters from Herb (part 21) — May 18, 2018
  3. Tombstone Tuesday–Christian & Mary A. (Bollenbacher) Fisher — May 15, 2018
  4. Flowers for Mother’s Day, 1945 — May 11, 2018
  5. Tombstone Tuesday–Otto and Margery (Schott) Bollenbacher — May 8, 2018

Most commented posts

  1. Haunted Mercer County? — 28 comments
  2. The Old Willshire Hotel — 25 comments
  3. Florence (Schumm) Miller (1929-2016) — 21 comments
  4. Genealogy Roadshow to Debut — 18 comments
  5. Remembering the Blizzard of 1978 — 17 comments

Author's posts listings

Mar 13

Tombstone Tuesday–Clarence R. Bollenbacher

This is the tombstone of Clarence R. Bollenbacher, located in row 7 of Kessler Cemetery, Mercer County, Ohio. The marker is inscribed: Clarence R. Son of F.J. & A. B. BOLLENBACHER Died 23 Aug 1904 Aged 1 y, 9 m, 21 d Clarence R. Bollenbacher was born in Liberty Township, Mercer County, Ohio, on 3 …

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Mar 09

Dear Mom & All–WWII Letters from Herb (part 18)

My dad, Herbert Miller, was trained as a replacement troop during the fall of 1944 and by the end of that same year he was in Belgium fighting in the Battle of the Bulge. He had been assigned to Company L, 333rd Regiment, 84th Infantry Division, known as the Railsplitters. I continue with the letters …

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Mar 06

Tombstone Tuesday–Fred J. & Anna (Huffman) Bollenbacher

This is the tombstone of Fred J. and Anna (Huffman) Bollenbacher, located in row 9 of Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Chattanooga, Mercer County, Ohio. The marker is inscribed: Anna 1879-1986 Fred J. 1874-1938 BOLLENBACHER Fredrick Jacob “Fred” Bollenbacher was born in Liberty Township, Mercer County, Ohio, on 7 February 1874, the son of Jacob (1937-1915) and …

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Mar 02

1908 German Lutheran Mission Feast, Schumm, Ohio

Below is a nice picture postcard of the 1908 German Lutheran Mission Feast in Schumm, Ohio. The postcard is postmarked Schumm, Ohio, 13 October 1908. There are young and old alike gathered and everyone is certainly dressed in their Sunday best—the ladies in beautiful long flowing white dresses and the gents in their suits, ties, …

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Feb 27

Tombstone Tuesday–Luther C. Bollenbacher

This is the tombstone of Luther Carl Bollenbacher, located in row 9 of Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Chattanooga, Mercer County, Ohio. The marker is inscribed: Luther Carl “Bun” Bollenbacher was born in Chattanooga, Ohio, on 31 December 1915, the son of Fred and Anna (Huffman) Bollenbacher. In about 1916 Fred and Anna Bollenbacher and their 5 …

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