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Name: Karen Bennett
Date registered: May 16, 2011
URL: http://www.karenmillerbennett.com


I am a Certified Genealogist, registrar of the Lima Chapter NSDAR, and a Registered Dental Hygienist. I am a past trustee, officer, and committee chair of The Ohio Genealogical Society. My particular interests are lineage societies, cemetery research, German research, and technology. Look for a variety of blog subjects, from genealogy to my other interests of reading, music, gardening, and bird watching.

Latest posts

  1. Saying Goodbye to Kate — November 21, 2014
  2. Tombstone Tuesday–Catherina P. Emrich — November 18, 2014
  3. Tragedy in the Oil Fields — November 14, 2014
  4. Tombstone Tuesday– John Emerich — November 11, 2014
  5. I Voted in Honor of a Veteran — November 7, 2014

Most commented posts

  1. Haunted Mercer County? — 26 comments
  2. Genealogy Roadshow to Debut — 18 comments
  3. Remembering the Blizzard of 1978 — 17 comments
  4. Wedding Postponed Due to Snow and Cold — 16 comments
  5. Chattanooga News in the 1930s — 15 comments

Author's posts listings

Nov 21

Saying Goodbye to Kate

Last week the Schumm family sadly said goodbye to one of their own. Anna Katherine “Kate” (Schumm) Bischoff passed away on 12 November 2014 in Arizona, at the age of 97. Kate was born near Rockford on 19 March 1917 to Philip Frederick Martin and Leona Barbara (Schumm) Schumm. She had three sisters–Marie, Emma and …

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Nov 18

Tombstone Tuesday–Catherina P. Emrich

This is the tombstone of Catherina P. Emrich, located in row 8 of Kessler/Liberty Cemetery, Mercer County, Ohio. The marker is inscribed: Hier ruhet Catherina P. Tochter von P. u. P. Emrich Gest. 18 Juli 1890 Alter 7 mo. U. 17 tag. Here rests Catherina P, daughter of P. and P. Emrich, died 18 July …

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Nov 14

Tragedy in the Oil Fields

Like a few other young farm men from the Midwest, two of my great-uncles went out west to work in the oil fields in the early 1900s. There was an oil boom in the western states at that time and young men were seeking adventure and a way to make their fortune. Jobs were plentiful …

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Nov 11

Tombstone Tuesday– John Emerich

This is the tombstone of John Emerich, located in row 8 of Kessler/Liberty Cemetery, Mercer County, Ohio. The marker is inscribed: EMERICH John Emerich Died July 10, 1910 Aged 22y, 5m, 1d John Friedrich Emerich was born 9 February 1888 in Liberty Township, Mercer County, Ohio, the third child born to Philip and Philimina (Fickert) …

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Nov 07

I Voted in Honor of a Veteran

One week separates two important events this year—Election Day and Veterans Day. Although Election Day has passed there is a program here in Ohio that is still worth mentioning. Ohio’s Secretary of State Jon Husted has created a program linking the two events, where we can honor our veterans while encouraging people to vote at …

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