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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Memorial Day 2024

Monday we celebrate Memorial Day, the day we honor the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military.

Tombstone Tuesday–Footstones

We are all familiar with tombstones, the permanent memorials that mark the final resting places of our loved ones. What we don’t see as often in cemeteries in this part of the country are footstones.

More Chattanooga Residents

A few more Chattanooga and Chatt-area residents from the past:

Tombstone Tuesday-Chi Rho Symbol

This is the Chi Rho symbol, a Christian symbol for the Greek word ΧΡΙΣΤΟΣ, Christos, which means Christ.

Mothers and Daughters

Happy Mother’s Day! Here are some photos of mothers and daughters and grandmothers in my family…