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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. Happy Easter! — April 18, 2014
  2. Tombstone Tuesday–Oscar J. Scaer — April 15, 2014
  3. The 1969 Mercer County Grange Drill Team — April 11, 2014
  4. Tombstone Tuesday–Lydia A. Schinnerer — April 8, 2014
  5. The Farmers’ Institute — April 4, 2014

Most commented posts

  1. Genealogy Roadshow to Debut — 18 comments
  2. Remembering the Blizzard of 1978 — 17 comments
  3. Wedding Postponed Due to Snow and Cold — 16 comments
  4. Some Chattanooga Photos — 15 comments
  5. Schinnerer’s Mill — 15 comments

Author's posts listings

Apr 18

Happy Easter!

Religious themes are probably the most common type of tombstone art and around here Christian symbols are the most prevalent religious designs on the monuments. This Sunday is Easter and to celebrate of the resurrection of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ here are some of my favorite monument photos that remind me of the …

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Apr 15

Tombstone Tuesday–Oscar J. Scaer

This is the tombstone of Oscar J. Scaer, located in row 2 of Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Schumm, Van Wert County, Ohio. The marker is inscribed: Oscar J. SCAER Oct. 17, 1906 Nov. 9, 1992 Oscar Johann Scaer was the fifth child born to John and Elizabeth “Lizzie” (Schinnerer) Scaer, born 17 October 1906 in Willshire …

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Apr 11

The 1969 Mercer County Grange Drill Team

Last week I wrote about the local Farmers’ Institute meetings and that me reminded me of another rural organization that our family belonged to in the 1960s–the Chattanooga Grange. The Chattanooga Grange meetings were held at the old Parish Hall east of Chattanooga on Tama Road. In addition to the monthly meetings the Chattanooga Grange …

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Apr 08

Tombstone Tuesday–Lydia A. Schinnerer

This is the tombstone of Lydia A.  Schinnerer and her parents, located in row 4 of Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Schumm, Van Wert County, Ohio. Their marker is inscribed: SCHINNERER Henry F. 1867-1952  Louise M. 1870-1952  Lydia A. 1897-1985 I featured this tombstone a few weeks ago and wrote about Lydia’s parents Henry F. and Louise …

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Apr 04

The Farmers’ Institute

Years ago there was an event many people in our rural community looked forward to during the dreary winter months. It provided something for everyone, young and old, rural and village dweller. It was the annual Farmers’ Institute. I had never heard about this locally-held event until recently, but some of you might remember attending …

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