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. My First and Second Grades at Willshire Public School — February 27, 2015
  2. Tombstone Tuesday–George A. Roehm — February 24, 2015
  3. Organizing My Book List with Book Catalogue App — February 20, 2015
  4. Tombstone Tuesday–Gertrude (Heffner) Roehm — February 17, 2015
  5. J.D. Gackenheimer–Zion Chatt’s First Minister — February 13, 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

Jan 23

Willshire Bearcats Basketball, 1955 & 1956

People in this area still remember and talk about Willshire’s basketball teams in the mid-50s. I am sure some of you remember those teams and those seasons very well. You may have even been there to participate and experience the excitement. Last week I wrote about the Willshire Bearcat basketball team’s successful 1939-40 season, which …

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Jan 20

Tombstone Tuesday–Jacob A. & Emma E. (Heffner) Bauer

This is the tombstone of Jacob A. and Emma E. (Heffner) Bauer, located in row 9 of Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Chattanooga, Mercer County, Ohio. The marker is inscribed: BAUER Jacob A. 1886-1961 Emma E. 1890-1938 Jacob Adam Bauer was born 30 November 1886 in Wendelin, Mercer County, Ohio, the son of Jacob and Elizabeth (Hoenie) …

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Jan 16

1940—Willshire High School Excels in Basketball and Academics

Willshire High School was known for its successful basketball teams. They even traveled to state tournaments several times. And the students were smart, too! The following is an article about the celebration banquet held for the members of the Willshire Bearcats basketball team who played at the state basketball tournament in Columbus, Ohio, on 15 …

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Jan 13

Tombstone Tuesday–Oscar F. Heffner

This is the tombstone of Oscar F. Heffner, located in row 9 of Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Chattanooga, Mercer County, Ohio. The marker is inscribed: Oscar F. Heffner 1896-1956 Oscar Heffner was born in Chattanooga, Ohio, on 27 June 1896 to Fredrick and Anna (Merkle) Heffner. He was baptized as Friedrich Oskar Heffner at Zion Chatt …

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Jan 09

Update on Schumm’s Old Brick Building

A few months ago I was seeking information about the old brick building that once stood by the railroad tracks at the north end of Schumm. The building, unknown to most today, generated a lot of interest and I appreciate those of you who wrote with information about it, helping to piece together its history. …

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