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.

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Tombstone Tuesday–Wilhelm A. Scaer

This is the tombstone of Wilhelm A. Scaer. It is located in row 3 of Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Schumm, Van Wert County, Ohio. The inscription on the stone is Wilhelm A. Scaer, Geb. den 23 Juli 1897, Gest. den 26 Nov 1906. Geb. [geboren] is German for born and Gest. [gestorben] is German for died. …

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We Are For The Birds

Joe and I enjoy watching and feeding the birds here. We could not keep from turning into avid bird watchers after we moved into our home in the woods years ago. Colorful birds would fly past our windows and our curiosity got the best of us. We had to find out what those birds were. …

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Tombstone Tuesday–Mary Bryan

This is the tombstone of Mary (Huey) Bryan, located in Pingry Cemetery, Bear Creek Township, Jay County, Indiana. The tombstone is very weathered, but the inscription appears to be: “Mary, Wife of Peter Bryan, died 10 Nov 1864, aged 65y, 10m.” Her tombstone is broken and the rest of the inscription is gone. Mary and …

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The Peter Bryan Family–Pennsylvania>Ohio>Indiana

The saga of Peter Bryan and his family continues. Peter was featured in my last Tombstone Tuesday blog and was my 4th great-grandfather. Peter Bryan (1796-1854) and his wife Mary (Huey) Bryan (1799-1864) indicated that they were both born in Pennsylvania when they were enumerated in the 1850 census. (source: 1850 US Census, Monroe, Allen, …

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Tombstone Tuesday–Peter Bryan

This is the tombstone of Peter Bryan, located in Pingry Cemetery, Bear Creek Township, Jay County, Indiana. The tombstone is inscribed, “Peter Bryan, died Aug 14, 1854, age 57y, 11m, 17d.” Peter was the father of John Bryan, who was featured in my last Tombstone Tuesday blog. Peter is also my 4th great-grandfather. Peter was …

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