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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. Tombstone Tuesday–Philipp & Margetha Emrich — November 25, 2014
  2. Saying Goodbye to Kate — November 21, 2014
  3. Tombstone Tuesday–Catherina P. Emrich — November 18, 2014
  4. Tragedy in the Oil Fields — November 14, 2014
  5. Tombstone Tuesday– John Emerich — November 11, 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. Some Chattanooga Photos — 15 comments

Author's posts listings

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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Nov 04

Tombstone Tuesday–Philip & Philipina (Fickert) Emrich

This is the tombstone of Philip and Philipina (Fickert) Emrich, located in row 8 of Kessler, aka Liberty Cemetery, Mercer County, Ohio. The marker is inscribed: EMRICH Philipina 1865-1934 Philip 1849-1896 Note that this surname is spelled several different ways in various records: Emrich, Emerich, Emrick, Emerick, and Emmerich being the most common variations. In …

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Oct 31

Happy Halloween!

Everyone likes to dress up for Trick or Treat and the students at Zion Lutheran Schumm’s parochial school were no exception. Shown below are parochial school students in 1943. Their teacher Gordon Mackenson was the only one not wearing a costume. It would be difficult to guess just who was behind those masks. Actually, one …

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Oct 28

Tombstone Tuesday–Ray A. Schott

This is the tombstone of Ray Albert Schott, located in Decatur Cemetery, Decatur, Adams County, Indiana. The marker is inscribed: SCHOTT Ray A Schott PFC US Army World War II Apr 3, 1919 – Apr 15, 1993 Our Dad   Fredrick, Linda, and Rebecca The reverse side of the monument is inscribed: SCHOTT Alice Anna (Cook) …

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Oct 24

One That Got Away–Seeking Information about Schumm

I mentioned last week that I regularly follow Ebay auctions in search of old postcards from the area. Recently there was a very interesting postcard up for auction–a picture postcard of Schumm, Ohio, as it was about 100 years ago. It was a photo of a large brick building by the railroad tracks that were …

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