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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–Margaret Callens — January 24, 2017
  2. Photos from the “Germann Collection” — January 20, 2017
  3. Tombstone Tuesday–Mary E. Lotter — January 17, 2017
  4. Offering Envelopes, Old and New — January 13, 2017
  5. Tombstone Tuesday–Johann Christopher Michael Lotter — January 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. Remembering the Blizzard of 1978 — 17 comments
  5. Chattanooga News in the 1930s — 17 comments

Author's posts listings

Jan 06

Driving Grandma

It is hard to imagine not driving–not getting into your car and driving whenever and wherever you want. But that was the case with both of my grandmothers. Neither one could drive. At least neither one ever had a driver’s license or drove an automobile. My grandmothers, Gertrude (Brewster) Miller and Hilda (Scaer) Schumm, always …

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Jan 03

Tombstone Tuesday–John Peter Lotter

This is the tombstone of John Peter Lotter, located in row 5 of Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Chattanooga, Mercer County, Ohio. The marker is inscribed: John P. Lotter Died Mar 29 1891 Aged 55Y  5M  22D According to Zion Chatt’s records John Peter Lotter was born 8 October 1835 in Zweifelsheim, Bavaria. He was likely the …

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Dec 30

Happy New Year! But Who Is Sylvester?

Years ago we used this small 1935 hymnal for our Sunday School opening service. The hymns are arranged by the church season and there are five hymns for saying goodbye to the old year and welcoming in the New Year–a season named Sylvester and New Year in this hymn book. I always wondered–just who was …

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Dec 27

Tombstone Tuesday–Anna Lotter

This is the tombstone of Anna Lotter located in row 5 of Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Chattanooga, Mercer County, Ohio. The marker is inscribed: Hier ruhet Anna Lotter Gest. 26 Mar 1890 Alter 82 Jahr 7 Mo. U. 5 T “Here rests Anna Lotter, died 26 March 1890, age 82 years, 7 months, and 5 days.” …

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Dec 23

Merry Christmas from Karen’s Chatt!

Merry Christmas from Karen’s Chatt! I love old postcards and below are a couple old Christmas post cards that were given to Wilbert Germann. The first is dated 1911 and the other two did not have a postmark. They were probably delivered in person about the same time. I am doing some last-minute Christmas decorating …

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