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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–Caroline (Hoffmann) Hoffmann — February 21, 2017
  2. A Chattanooga, Ohio, Postcard from Charles Egger — February 17, 2017
  3. Tombstone Tuesday–Maria (Betzel) Herzog — February 14, 2017
  4. Be My Valentine — February 10, 2017
  5. Tombstone Tuesday–Georg Friedrich Herzog — February 7, 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

Jan 17

Tombstone Tuesday–Mary E. Lotter

This is the tombstone of Mary E. Lotter located in row 4 of Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Chattanooga, Mercer County, Ohio. The marker is inscribed: Mary E. Dau of J.P. & C. LOTTER Died Mar 6, 1889 Aged 13 mo. & 12 d. Although the Lotters attended Zion Lutheran Church in Chatt at one time, where …

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Jan 13

Offering Envelopes, Old and New

The late Don Caffee used to have an amusing little saying about church. He said, “Whenever two or more are gathered, there will be an offering.” This little quip, called a Donism by his son, is fairly accurate. At the end of every year Zion Chatt’s members get their offering envelopes for the new year …

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Jan 10

Tombstone Tuesday–Johann Christopher Michael Lotter

This is the tombstone of Johann Christopher Michael Lotter, located in row 7 of Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Chattanooga, Mercer County, Ohio. The marker is inscribed: Hier Ruhet Johann Christopher M. Lotter Gest 17 Oct 1894 Alt 15 Jahr 10 Tag “Here rests Johann Christopher M. Lotter, died 17 October 1894, aged 15 years and 10 …

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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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