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–Barbara Anna (Pflueger) Schumm Buechner

This is the tombstone of Barbara Anna Buechner, nee Pflueger, located in row 4 of Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Schumm, Van Wert County, Ohio.The marker is inscribed: Barbara A. 28 Dec. 1822 13 Nov. 1908 Alter 85 J, 10 M, 15 T BUECHNER Barbara Anna was the seventh of twelve children born to Johann Christian and …

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Our Century Families of Ohio

A couple of weeks ago we were in Columbus for the 50th Annual Ohio Genealogical Society Conference. Thursday evening Joe, Jeff and I attended the Century Families of Ohio banquet and afterward the three of us were inducted into the new lineage society. Century Families of Ohio (CFO) is the newest OGS lineage society and we …

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Tombstone Tuesday-Margaretha (Strobel) Miller

This is the tombstone of Margaretha Miller, nee Strobel, located in row 5 of Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Chattanooga, Mercer County, Ohio. The marker is inscribed: Strobel/Miller Margaretha d/o Johann Strobel & w/o Jacob Miller Died 21 Apr 1882 Aged 23 Y, 3 M, 15 D   The inscription on the weathered stone is now very …

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Spring Cleaning

I am not one for spring cleaning. Our house gets a weekly once over and I usually give it a good cleaning before our family reunion weekend in July, when my cousin stays with us, and around the holidays, when the house is redecorated in fine holiday décor. I used to do spring cleaning, but …

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Tombstone Tuesday—Agatha Heintz

This is the tombstone of Agatha (Kirn) Heintz, located in row 5 of Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Chattanooga, Mercer County, Ohio. Her tombstone is the oldest known tombstone in Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Chattanooga, Ohio.The marker is inscribed: AGATHA Ehefrau Pr. G. Heintz Storb Feb. 2, 1868 Alter 24 J, 5 M, 2 T According to Zion’s …

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