Karen

Author's details

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

Biography

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. Tombstone Tuesday–La Von Becher — July 26, 2016
  2. The Pickle Jar — July 22, 2016
  3. Tombstone Tuesday–John H. & Rosa C. (Bollenbacher) Becher — July 19, 2016
  4. Max W. Friddle/Friedell Revisited — July 15, 2016
  5. Tombstone Tuesday–Jacob & Mary (Kettering) Becher — July 12, 2016

Most commented posts

  1. Haunted Mercer County? — 26 comments
  2. Florence (Schumm) Miller (1929-2016) — 21 comments
  3. Genealogy Roadshow to Debut — 18 comments
  4. Remembering the Blizzard of 1978 — 17 comments
  5. Chattanooga News in the 1930s — 17 comments

Author's posts listings

Jul 26

Tombstone Tuesday–La Von Becher

This is the tombstone of La Von Eugene Becher, located in row 9 of Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Chattanooga, Mercer County, Ohio. The marker is inscribed: Our Son La Von 1913-1932 At Rest BECHER La Von Eugene was born 14 December 1913 in Adams County, Indiana, the son of John H. and Rosa C. (Bollenbacher) Becher. …

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Jul 22

The Pickle Jar

What a crock! For decades crocks like this were used by our ancestors for preserving, fermenting, pickling, and storing food. Their use started to decline in about 1913 with the advent of home refrigerators, although they were still used for several more decades. Today stoneware crocks are popular to collect and have a simple rustic …

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Jul 19

Tombstone Tuesday–John H. & Rosa C. (Bollenbacher) Becher

This is the tombstone of John H. and Rosa C. (Bollenbacher) Becher, located in row 10 of Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Chattanooga, Mercer County, Ohio. The marker is inscribed: BECHER Rosa C. 1886-1962 John H. 1883-1950 John Henry Becher was born in Blackcreek Township, Mercer County, Ohio, on 7 October 1883, the first child born to …

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Jul 15

Max W. Friddle/Friedell Revisited

Ancestry.com’s recent partnership with the Indiana Archives and Records Administration has been a real boon to my research. That partnership made nearly 17 million Indiana birth, death, and marriage records digitally accessible on Ancestry.com. The available records include Indiana marriage records from 1958-2005, Indiana death records from 1900-2011, and Indiana birth certificates from 1907-1940. Wa-hoo! …

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Jul 12

Tombstone Tuesday–Jacob & Mary (Kettering) Becher

This is the tombstone of Jacob and Mary Becher, located in row 3 of Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Chattanooga, Mercer County, Ohio. The marker is inscribed: Jacob Becher 1859-1916 Mary Becher 1860-1923 BECHER According to Zion Chatt’s Familienbuch, Jacob Becher was born 8 May 1859 in Mercer County, Ohio, the third of ten children born to …

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