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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. Memorial Day Celebration 2015, Willshire, Ohio — May 21, 2015
  2. Tombstone Tuesday–Conrad & Margaret (Miller) Heffner — May 19, 2015
  3. Bollenbacher Grocery, Chattanooga, Ohio — May 15, 2015
  4. Tombstone Tuesday–Kind von W. A. & A. Koch — May 12, 2015
  5. Flowers for Mother’s Day — May 8, 2015

Most commented posts

  1. Haunted Mercer County? — 26 comments
  2. Genealogy Roadshow to Debut — 18 comments
  3. Chattanooga News in the 1930s — 17 comments
  4. Remembering the Blizzard of 1978 — 17 comments
  5. Wedding Postponed Due to Snow and Cold — 16 comments

Author's posts listings

Apr 17

Who was Jimson Johnson?

Who was Jimson Johnson? My grandpa Miller knew him when he saw him. My dad saw him only once. All of my dad’s siblings have heard of him but none have ever met him. Mr. Johnson was old enough to drive in the late 1920s and he traveled on the road between Willshire and Chatt …

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Apr 14

Tombstone Tuesday–Paul E. & Lydia B. (Schumm) Schumm

This is the tombstone of Paul E. and Lydia B. (Schumm) Schumm, located in row 6 of Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Schumm, Van Wert County, Ohio. The marker is inscribed: SCHUMM Paul E. 1888-1970 Lydia B. 1883-1967 Paul Edwin Schumm was born in Willshire Township on 31 August 1888, the son of William and Anna Maria …

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Apr 10

2015 OGS Conference, Columbus, Ohio

Greetings from Columbus, Ohio! I am here to attend the 2015 Ohio Genealogical Conference, “Ohio, Your Genealogical Cornerstone.” The society’s 54th annual conference is being held 8-11 April at the Sheraton at Capitol Square. Miriam, my genealogy friend and traveling companion, and I have been here since Wednesday evening. Wednesday was quite a busy day. …

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Apr 07

Tombstone Tuesday–Hugo H. & Amalia M. (Schumm) Schumm

This is the tombstone of Hugo H. and Amalia M. (Schumm) Schumm, located in row 3 of Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Schumm, Van Wert County, Ohio. The marker is inscribed: SCHUMM Hugo H. 1876-1955 Amalia M. 1880-1946 Johann Heinrich “Hugo” Schumm was born 28 August 1876 in Willshire Township, Van Wert County, Ohio, the son of …

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Apr 03

1914 Appraiser’s Plat Book, Liberty Township

The past couple weeks I have shown some 1910 plat maps of Blackcreek Township. While at the courthouse I did not find 1910 maps of Liberty Township, nor do I have Liberty Township’s 1910 Quadrennial Assessor’s Report. However I did find the 1914 Appraiser’s Plat book for Liberty Township, Mercer County, Ohio. The maps in …

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