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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–Eleanore A.M. Roehm — March 3, 2015
  2. My First and Second Grades at Willshire Public School — February 27, 2015
  3. Tombstone Tuesday–George A. Roehm — February 24, 2015
  4. Organizing My Book List with Book Catalogue App — February 20, 2015
  5. Tombstone Tuesday–Gertrude (Heffner) Roehm — February 17, 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

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Feb 13

J.D. Gackenheimer–Zion Chatt’s First Minister

This week’s Tombstone Tuesday mentioned that George Heffner and Sophia Martin were married by Rev. J.D. Gackenheimer in 1851. Rev. Gackenheimer was a pioneer minister in this area and he was the first minister at Zion Lutheran Church, Chattanooga. Rev. Gackenheimer performed the Heffner/Martin marriage four years before Zion Chatt was formed in 1855 and …

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Feb 10

Tombstone Tuesday–George & Sophia (Martin) Heffner

This is the tombstone of George and Sophia (Martin) Heffner, located in row 3 of Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Chattanooga, Mercer County, Ohio. The marker is inscribed: George Heffner Died Sept. 27, 1898 Aged 69 y’rs. 10M’s. 2D’s. Sophia Wife of Geo. Heffner Died Feb. 14, 1892 Aged 65Y’rs. 5M’s. 17D’s. HEFFNER George Heffner was born …

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Feb 06

Jacob Rueck Was Not a Revolutionist

Late Jacob Rueck Not Revolutionist. That 1918 Portland, Oregon, newspaper headline caught my attention as I was searching on GenealogyBank.com. Could the article be referring to my great-great-grandfather Jacob Rueck? He lived near Portland, Oregon. What in the world was this article from the Oregonian about? Jacob Rueck had died 23 January 1918, about two …

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Feb 03

Tombstone Tuesday–Vernon & Carmella (Bury) Heffner

This is the tombstone of Vernon and Carmella (Bury) Heffner, located in row 5 of Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Chattanooga, Mercer County, Ohio. The marker is inscribed: HEFFNER Carmella 1911-1978 Vernon 1905-1987 Vernon Hugo Heffner was born in Chattanooga on 13 August 1905 to Fredrick and Anna (Merkle) Heffner. He was baptized 3 September 1905 and his …

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Jan 30

Von Bierbach nach Chattanooga

Von Bierbach nach Chattanooga. That is the title of the newspaper story that appeared in last week’s edition of the Saarbrücker Zeitung, the “Saarbrücker Newspaper.” “From Bierbach to Chattanooga” And yes, the article refers to our Chattanooga, Ohio. It is the story of my immigrant ancestor after he settled in Mercer County, Ohio, in 1871. …

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