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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. Memorial Day 2016 — May 27, 2016
  2. Tombstone Tuesday–George A. & Anna M. (Schaefer) Grauberger — May 24, 2016
  3. Wolfe & Schumm, Schumm, Ohio — May 20, 2016
  4. Tombstone Tuesday–Michael & Elizabeth (Grauberger) Stroebel — May 17, 2016
  5. Autographs of My Soldier Buddies — May 13, 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

May 27

Memorial Day 2016

This coming Monday we celebrate Memorial Day, a federal holiday originally called Decoration Day. Some people still refer to it as Decoration Day and this holiday traditionally marks the beginning of summer. Memorial Day began as a way to remember and honor both Union and Confederate soldiers who were killed in battle during the Civil …

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May 24

Tombstone Tuesday–George A. & Anna M. (Schaefer) Grauberger

This is the tombstone of George Adam and Anna Marie (Schaefer) Grauberger, located in row 3 of Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Chattanooga, Mercer County, Ohio. The marker is inscribed: GRAUBERGER George A. July 31, 1824 Apr. 2, 1902 Anna M. Feb. 18, 1833 July 9, 1922 George Adam Grauberger was born in Neidhardwinden, Mittelfranken, Kingdom of …

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May 20

Wolfe & Schumm, Schumm, Ohio

Here is an old wooden box that I recently acquired, likely a mailing box destined for Wolfe & Schumm, Schumm, Ohio. If that was the actual shipping information I have to wonder how the box ever got to its intended destination, the little village of Schumm. Just who was Wolfe & Schumm? I had to …

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May 17

Tombstone Tuesday–Michael & Elizabeth (Grauberger) Stroebel

This is the tombstone of Michael and Elizabeth Stroebel, located in row 3 of Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Chattanooga, Mercer County, Ohio. The marker is inscribed: STROEBEL Michael Aug. 4, 1863 Mar. 9, 1930 Elisabeth Nov. 18, 1863 Jan. 22, 1938 This surname is spelled several different ways in various records. Spellings include Strabel, Strable, Strobel …

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May 13

Autographs of My Soldier Buddies

Here is an old autograph book that my dad had when he was in Germany during World War II. It appears that his sister Em and her husband Norval gave it to him for Christmas in 1945. The handwriting inside the front and back covers is not my dad’s handwriting and I assume that my …

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