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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. The Old Chattanooga Barber Shop Revisited — April 24, 2015
  2. Tombstone Tuesday–Oscar A. & Hilda M. (Schumm) Schumm — April 21, 2015
  3. Who was Jimson Johnson? — April 17, 2015
  4. Tombstone Tuesday–Paul E. & Lydia B. (Schumm) Schumm — April 14, 2015
  5. 2015 OGS Conference, Columbus, Ohio — April 10, 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

Mar 20

1910 Decennial Appraisement of Blackcreek Township

Last week I posted images of pages from the 1910 Quadrennial Assessor’s Report of Blackcreek Township. The booklet belonged to my great-grandfather Jacob Miller who owned an 80 acre farm in Blackcreek Township. During that time period Ohio was in the process of changing its tax laws, switching from a decennial appraisement of real property …

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Mar 17

Tombstone Tuesday–Anna Maria (Heffner) Schumm

This is the tombstone of Anna Maria (Heffner) Schumm, located in row 11 of Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Schumm, Van Wert County, Ohio. The marker is inscribed: Anna M. Heffner Wife of Wm. Schumm 1855-1931 Anna Maria Heffner was born 7 December 1855 in Mercer County, Ohio, the daughter of George and Sophia (Martin) Heffner. She …

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Mar 13

1910 Quadrennial Assessor’s Report of Blackcreek Township

I get pretty excited when I run across old documents and papers. This past week I acquired a little booklet that is 105 years old and that certainly fits the bill! My mom recently came across some old papers my dad had saved. This little 8 page booklet, “Quadrennial Assessor’s Report of Blackcreek Twp. Mercer …

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Mar 10

Tombstone Tuesday–Maria Friedricke Roehm

This is the tombstone of Maria Friedricke Roehm, located in row 3 of Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Schumm, Van Wert County, Ohio. The marker is inscribed: Hier Ruhet Maria F. [?] Tochter von G.A. und G. Roehm Gest. 19 Aug. 1901 Alter 2 [?] Y, 5 M, 28 D Maria Friedricke Roehm was born 21 February …

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Mar 06

Mrs. Fisher’s First Grade, Willshire, 1958-59

Just a week ago I was hoping to find an old school photo. And today, here it is–the other Willshire first grade class photo. I was looking for the classroom photo of Mrs. Fisher’s first grade, 1958-59, to see what the other half of our class looked like all those years ago. Even after 57 …

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