Karen Bennett

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.

Most commented posts

  1. Haunted Mercer County? — 28 comments
  2. The Old Willshire Hotel — 27 comments
  3. Florence (Schumm) Miller (1929-2016) — 21 comments
  4. Genealogy Roadshow to Debut — 18 comments
  5. Spitler Grocery Huckster Truck, Willshire, Ohio — 18 comments

Author's posts

Tombstone Tuesday-Christoph Kreiselmeyer

This is the tombstone of Christoph Kreiselmeyer, located in row 7 of Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Schumm, Van Wert County, Ohio. The marker is inscribed:
Christoph
Kreiselmeyer
Gest. den 28 Dec
1900
Alter 79Y
3M 7T

Grove School No.8, Black Creek Township

Today, a nice old photo of students standing outside Grove School, Black Creek Township, Mercer County, Ohio. The photo was taken about 1933 and was sent to me by a reader, Linda.

Tombstone Tuesday-Susanna (Schwab) Kreiselmeyer

This is the tombstone of Susanna (Schwab) Kreiselmeyer, located in row 5 of Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Schumm, Van Wert County, Ohio. The marker is inscribed:

Susanna
Ehefrau
Christoph
Kreiselmeyer
Geboren
16 Jan 1831
Gestorben
13 Juni 1894
Alter 63y 4m 28t

Hopewell Township Postmasters

I continue with area postmaster lists and information about their small post offices, most of which no longer exist. Many of these post offices have names I had never heard of and were located in little hamlets that no longer exist. I find it is interesting to locate these places on a current map. Occasionally an old building that was once a general store still remains at a crossroad where there was once a little village.

Too Big for My Britches!

I’ve gotten too big for my britches!
This old saying seems appropriate after another week of website woes.