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. Happy Easter! — April 18, 2014
  2. Tombstone Tuesday–Oscar J. Scaer — April 15, 2014
  3. The 1969 Mercer County Grange Drill Team — April 11, 2014
  4. Tombstone Tuesday–Lydia A. Schinnerer — April 8, 2014
  5. The Farmers’ Institute — April 4, 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. Some Chattanooga Photos — 15 comments
  5. Schinnerer’s Mill — 15 comments

Author's posts listings

Feb 25

Tombstone Tuesday–Joseph and Clara (Schinnerer) Gunsett

This is the tombstone of Joseph and Clara A. (Schinnerer) Gunsett, located in row 7 of Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Schumm, Van Wert County, Ohio. The marker is inscribed: GUNSETT Father Joseph 1863-1931  Mother Clara A. 1866-1942 According to Zion Schumm’s records Joseph Gunsett was born 30 April 1863 in Tully Township, Van Wert County, and …

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Feb 21

The Flourist

He gave his occupation as flourist in the 1860 census. That was a pretty good description of his profession. He was a successful Germany immigrant. A hard-working, enterprising immigrant who probably arrived in America with very little money, but with a lot of ambition and skill. This is the story of my great-great-grandfather Friedrich Schinnerer, who …

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Feb 18

Tombstone Tuesday–John and Elizabeth (Schinnerer) Scaer

This is the tombstone of John and Elizabeth (Schinnerer) Scaer, located in row 2 of Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Schumm, Van Wert County, Ohio. The marker is inscribed: SCAER John 1865-1940  Elizabeth 1870-1951 The Scaer surname has been spelled several ways over the years. Spellings include Scaer, Scare, Scarr, and  Skahr. John’s brother Peter changed the …

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Feb 14

About Grandmothers

I am happy to report that a new generation has been added to our family tree. This marks the beginning of a new chapter in my life, and as a result, I have a new title. My new title, in addition to titles of Registered Dental Hygienist and Certified Genealogist, is Grandma. But unlike the …

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Feb 11

Tombstone Tuesday–Maria Schinnerer

This is the tombstone of Rosine Catherine Marie Schinnerer, located in row 8 of Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Schumm, Van Wert County, Ohio. The nearly illegible marker is inscribed: Maria ? Tochter von F. & E. Schinner geb. 14 Mai 1864 gest. 23 April 1875 Alter 10 Jahr 11 Monat, 9 Tage Translation: Maria ?, Daughter …

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