Author's details

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. Another Postcard from Chattanooga, Ohio — February 24, 2017
  2. Tombstone Tuesday–Caroline (Hoffmann) Hoffmann — February 21, 2017
  3. A Chattanooga, Ohio, Postcard from Charles Egger — February 17, 2017
  4. Tombstone Tuesday–Maria (Betzel) Herzog — February 14, 2017
  5. Be My Valentine — February 10, 2017

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. Chattanooga News in the 1930s — 17 comments
  5. Remembering the Blizzard of 1978 — 17 comments

Author's posts listings

Feb 07

Tombstone Tuesday–Georg Friedrich Herzog

This is the tombstone of George Friedrich Herzog, located in row 5 of Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Chattanooga, Mercer County, Ohio. The marker is inscribed: Georg Friedrich Herzog Geb. den 26. Feb, 1825 Gest. Den 21 Juli, 1901 Alter 76 J. 4 M, 25 T. [some writing in German] I KNOW THAT MY REDEEMER LIVETH HERZOG …

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Feb 03

The Buchanans of Willshire

Here are a couple more interesting postcards from Willshire, Ohio, from the early 1900s. You can see the name Buchanan on the side of the the horse-drawn hearse below. Stephen S. Buchanan and his son Claude were both undertakers in Willshire. This is likely Stephen Buchanan driving the hearse. According to the awning on the …

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Jan 31

Tombstone Tuesday–Catharine (Kuhn) Herzog

This is the tombstone of Catharine/Katharina (Kuhn) Herzog, located in row 5 of Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Chattanooga, Mercer County, Ohio. The markers [Yes! Catharine has two grave markers!] are  inscribed: The inscription on the older stone: Catharine Wife of Fredrich HERZOG Died Dec. 9, 1871 Aged 44y, 9m, 25 d The inscription on the newer …

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Jan 27

S. Lotter’s Meat Market, Willshire, Ohio

I enjoy looking at old postcards and a while back I acquired some old postcards of Willshire, Ohio. Yesterday I scanned them onto my computer and enlarged and looked at them closely. There are people in the photos and detail on the postcards is good. Written on the postcard below is “bank and drug store …

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Jan 24

Tombstone Tuesday–Margaret Callens

This is the tombstone of Margaret Callens, located in row 5 of Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Chattanooga, Mercer County, Ohio. Her broken tombstone is nearly illegible, but it appears the inscription is: [Top is broken off] ….et …. of Tobias Callens Died Sept. 22, 1878 Aged 77 y, 10 m, 2 [?] d I looked at …

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