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. Zion Chatt’s Mid-Summer Mystery, Part 1 — August 28, 2015
  2. Tombstone Tuesday–Carrie W. Friedell — August 25, 2015
  3. Fisher Hardware 10th Anniversary & Dedicatory Celebration, 1947 — August 21, 2015
  4. Tombstone Tuesday–Nora A. (Fennig) Becher — August 18, 2015
  5. Amalia (Backhaus) Schumm (1859-1948) — August 14, 2015

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. Chattanooga News in the 1930s — 17 comments
  5. Wedding Postponed Due to Snow and Cold — 16 comments

Author's posts listings

Aug 11

Tombstone Tuesday–Eliza

This is the tombstone of Eliza, located at the far end of row 1 of Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Chattanooga, Mercer County, Ohio. The marker is inscribed: ELIZA Wife of Franklin Edo [?] Died Aged 30 ys. 4 mo. 18 da. Unfortunately, this stone is broken at a very important place, eradicating Eliza’s date of death. …

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Aug 07

The 1948 Tornado

A few weeks ago John Vining posed an interesting question, wondering if a tornado touched down about three miles south of Willshire, in Mercer County, on 19 March 1948, before moving northeastward into Van Wert County. This tornado was part of a storm system that went through Ohio City, Landeck, and Columbus Grove, killing three …

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Aug 04

Tombstone Tuesday–William H. Cordier

This is the tombstone of William H. Cordier, located in row 1 of Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Mercer County, Ohio. The marker is inscribed: William H. Son of H.J. & L. B. Cordier Died Sept 24, 1894 Aged 4 M. 28 D. CORDIER William was the son of Henry J. and Louisa Barbara (Deitsch) Cordier and …

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Jul 31

More DNA Test Results

Yesterday I received some preliminary results from my latest DNA test. About a month ago I sent a saliva sample to 23andMe and the results are back already. The initial results are easy to understand and, as always, are interesting. The test results from 23andMe gave me some new information as well as reiterating some …

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Jul 28

Tombstone Tuesday–Infant Son of H.J. & L.B. Cordier

This is the tombstone of the infant son of Henry J. and Louisa B. (Deitsch) Cordier, located in row 1 of Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Chattanooga, Mercer County, Ohio. The marker is inscribed: INFANT Son of H.J. & L.B. CORDIER Died April 9 1888 Aged 1 day There are a few tombstones in Zion’s cemetery for …

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