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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–Joseph & Lucinda (Kantner) Merkle — June 28, 2016
  2. Willshire Days Parade — June 24, 2016
  3. Tombstone Tuesday–Edna E. (Grauberger) Clase — June 21, 2016
  4. Painting — June 17, 2016
  5. Tombstone Tuesday–M. Henry & Emma (Baker) Grauberger — June 14, 2016

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. Remembering the Blizzard of 1978 — 17 comments
  5. Chattanooga News in the 1930s — 17 comments

Author's posts listings

May 06

Garage Treasures

Unlike the dainty hankies, aprons, and nylons I found in the house, the garage stuff that Joe is going through is rough, worn, and dare I say, dirty. I have acquired a new appreciation for acetone, which cuts the sticky grime coating on some of the items that were stashed away out there for decades. …

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May 03

Tombstone Tuesday–Georg Strable

This is the tombstone of Georg Strable, located in row 5 of Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Chattanooga, Mercer County, Ohio. The marker is inscribed: Georg Sohn von Peter und Dora Strable Gest von Marz 22, 1883 Alter von 22 Y und 5 T Translation: Georg, son of Peter and Dora Strable, died 22 March 1883, aged …

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Apr 29

Jacob Miller Jr Was a Woodman of the World

I always mention the unique grave markers of the Woodmen of the World in my tombstone/cemetery talk, but until a few days ago I did not know that a member of our family was a member of their fraternal benefit society. The Woodmen of the World is a fraternal benefit society–a non-profit organization owned and …

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Apr 26

Tombstone Tuesday–Peter and Dora (Herbolzheimer) Strabel

This is the tombstone of Peter and Dora (Herbolzheimer) Strabel, located in row 5 of Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Chattanooga, Mercer County, Ohio. The marker is inscribed: STRABEL Peter Strabel Born Oct. 21, 1818 Died Sept. 12, 1889 Dora Strabel Born Aug. 25, 1826 Died Feb. 18, 1913   There are several spelling variations in the …

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Apr 22

More About the Post Office in Chattanooga, Ohio

A couple weeks ago I posted some photos of Chattanooga, Ohio, postmarks. Since then I discovered yet another. Below is a photo of an envelope that bears a 7 January 1895 Chattanooga, Ohio, postmark. The return address is to Geo Heffner, Chattanooga, Ohio, and the letter was sent to Allentown, Pennsylvania. And I learned more …

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