Karen

Author's details

Name: Karen Bennett
Date registered: May 16, 2011
URL: http://www.karenmillerbennett.com

Biography

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–Jacob J. Heffner — May 26, 2015
  2. Memorial Day Celebration 2015, Willshire, Ohio — May 21, 2015
  3. Tombstone Tuesday–Conrad & Margaret (Miller) Heffner — May 19, 2015
  4. Bollenbacher Grocery, Chattanooga, Ohio — May 15, 2015
  5. Tombstone Tuesday–Kind von W. A. & A. Koch — May 12, 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

Apr 03

1914 Appraiser’s Plat Book, Liberty Township

The past couple weeks I have shown some 1910 plat maps of Blackcreek Township. While at the courthouse I did not find 1910 maps of Liberty Township, nor do I have Liberty Township’s 1910 Quadrennial Assessor’s Report. However I did find the 1914 Appraiser’s Plat book for Liberty Township, Mercer County, Ohio. The maps in …

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Mar 31

Tombstone Tuesday–Emilie (Schumm) Koch

This is the tombstone of Emilie (Schumm) Koch, located in row 4 of Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Schumm, Van Wert County, Ohio. The marker is inscribed: Emilie Schumm Koch 1874-1952 Maria Emilie Schumm was born 27 December 1874 in Blackcreek Township, Mercer County, Ohio, the daughter of Wilhelm “William” and Anna Maria (Heffner) Schumm. She was …

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Mar 27

More 1910 Plat Maps of Blackcreek Township

This week I decided to post some more of the Blackcreek Township plat maps from the 1910 Decennial Appraisement book. Last week I posted images of sections 29-32, sections which are on both sides of State Route 49 going north from Chatt. Today’s section images continue north toward Willshire, again on both sides of Route …

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Mar 24

Tombstone Tuesday–William Schumm

This is the tombstone of William Schumm, located in row 8 of Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Schumm, Van Wert County, Ohio. The marker is inscribed: SCHUMM Wm. Schumm Died Dec. 28, 1906 66 Y. 3 M. 12 D. Text. Luke 2:29-32 Wilhelm “William” Schumm was born 16 September 1840, the first known child born to Johann …

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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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