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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. Independence Day! — July 3, 2015
  2. Tombstone Tuesday–Frankie B. Heffner — June 30, 2015
  3. Becker or Baker? — June 26, 2015
  4. Tombstone Tuesday–Mary (Tester) Heffner — June 23, 2015
  5. My Mitochondrial DNA — June 19, 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

May 29

Some Newsy Items from The Willshire Herald

The Willshire Herald, 26 January 1911, p.5.

News and social items in old newspapers can provide all sorts of information for your family history as well as information that is just plain interesting to read. Here are a few items I found recently. Some social news: Willshire Young Miss Weds Decatur Young Man Secretly Mr. and Mrs. W.H. Reece learned last Saturday …

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May 26

Tombstone Tuesday–Jacob J. Heffner

This is the tombstone of Jacob J.Heffner, located in row 3 of Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Chattanooga, Mercer County, Ohio. The marker is inscribed: Jacob J. Heffner Sept. 1, 1861 Dec. 18, 1899 In Memory Of Our Father Jacob Joseph Heffner was born 1 September 1861 in Blackcreek Township, Mercer County, Ohio. He was the 8th …

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May 21

Memorial Day Celebration 2015, Willshire, Ohio

The past four years the Willshire Home Furnishings store has been transformed into a military memorial to honor local veterans, past and present, for the Memorial Day weekend. This “Memorial Day Celebration” is the idea of store owner Aleta Weiss. Back in 2012 Aleta wanted to do something in memory of her father, to pay …

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May 19

Tombstone Tuesday–Conrad & Margaret (Miller) Heffner

This is the tombstone of Conrad and Margaret (Miller) Heffner, located in row 3 of Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Chattanooga, Mercer County, Ohio. The marker is inscribed: Conrad 1822-1878 Margaret His Wife 1829-1908 HEFFNER Zion Chatt’s records indicate that Conrad Heffner was born 18 March 1822 in Thuisbrunn, District Oberfranken, in the Kingdom of Bavaria, where …

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May 15

Bollenbacher Grocery, Chattanooga, Ohio

Who doesn’t think of Bollenbacher Grocery when you think of Chatt as it was years ago? The little market, located in what was once The Farmers & Merchants State Bank of Chattanooga, is one of the things I remember most about Chatt during the time I was growing up. The brick building was the second …

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