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. Tombstone Tuesday–Emanuel H. and Edna L. (Scaer) Schumm — April 22, 2014
  2. Happy Easter! — April 18, 2014
  3. Tombstone Tuesday–Oscar J. Scaer — April 15, 2014
  4. The 1969 Mercer County Grange Drill Team — April 11, 2014
  5. Tombstone Tuesday–Lydia A. Schinnerer — April 8, 2014

Most commented posts

  1. Genealogy Roadshow to Debut — 18 comments
  2. Remembering the Blizzard of 1978 — 17 comments
  3. Wedding Postponed Due to Snow and Cold — 16 comments
  4. Schinnerer’s Mill — 15 comments
  5. Some Chattanooga Photos — 15 comments

Author's posts listings

Mar 18

Tombstone Tuesday–Charles F. and Hannah M. (Schumm) Germann

This is the tombstone of Charles F. and Hannah M. (Schumm) Germann, located in row 2 of Evangelical Protestant Cemetery, Harrison Township, Van Wert County, Ohio. The marker is inscribed: GERMANN Charles F. 1849-1932  Hannah M. 1853-1926 Karl Fredrick “Charles” Germann was born 22 February 1849 in Harrison Township, Van Wert County, Ohio, to immigrants …

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Mar 14

The Schumm’s Indian Connection

Some of my favorite record sources are the deed books at the Recorder’s Office. I enjoy searching through these books which often contain more than just land deeds. And I never know what I might find in them. I have found wills, affidavits, leases, maps, family relationship information, power of attorney, bills of sale, and …

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Mar 11

Tombstone Tuesday–Theodore C. & Mollie (Schinnerer) Hofmann

This is the tombstone of Theodore and Mollie (Schinnerer) Hofmann, located in row 4 of Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Schumm, Van Wert County, Ohio. The marker is inscribed: HOFMANN Theo. C. 1884-1969 Mollie 1883-1955 Theodore Christian Hofmann was born 21 September 1884 in Pleasant Township, Van Wert County, Ohio, to Jacob J. and Anna (Siegel) Hofmann. …

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Mar 07

Friedrich Schinnerer’s Property

During the 19th century Germans immigrated to America for many reasons. Among the most common reasons were the economic opportunities and the availability of farm land in America. Both of these things were an important part of my great-great-grandfather’s life. After emigrating from Bavaria in June of 1849 Friedrich Schinnerer settled down and lived the …

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Mar 04

Tombstone Tuesday–Henry F. & Louise M. (Schumm) Schinnerer

This is the tombstone of Henry F. and Louise M. (Schumm) Schinnerer and their daughter Lydia A. Schinnerer, located in row 4 of Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Schumm, Van Wert County, Ohio. The marker is inscribed: SCHINNERER Henry F. 1867-1952  Louise M. 1870-1952  Lydia A. 1897-1985 Heinrich Friedrich Schinnerer, known as Henry F., was the fourth child born …

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