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. Tombstone Tuesday–Johann & Barbara (Wiedmann) Becker — December 6, 2016
  2. Duckcreek School Burns, 2005 — December 2, 2016
  3. Tombstone Tuesday–Catharina Schaeffer — November 29, 2016
  4. Happy Thanksgiving! — November 24, 2016
  5. Tombstone Tuesday–Fred W. & Maria W. (Springer) Becher — November 22, 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

Oct 14

East Bethel Church

As I wrote this week’s Tombstone Tuesday about Buress and Leona (Becher) McBride I was reminded of East Bethel Church, a local church that no longer exists, and one of its former pastors. The McBrides were members of East Bethel Church, a church that was located just a couple miles east of where I grew …

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Oct 11

Tombstone Tuesday–Buress B. & Leona L. (Becher) McBride

This is the tombstone of Buress B. and Leona L. (Becher) McBride, located in row 4 of East Bethel Cemetery, Blackcreek Township, Mercer County, Ohio. The marker is inscribed: McBride Leona L. 1900-1962 Buress B. 1898-1977 Buress B. McBride was born in Blackcreek Township, Mercer County, Ohio, on 24 October 1898, the son of James …

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Oct 07

Help Please! What are These?

Joe recently found an unusual set of items. We have never seen anything like them before although we have an idea of what they may have been used for. It is a set of five triangle-shaped salt-glazed nesting cups. I very much like salt glazed pottery and these unique cups make a nice addition to …

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Oct 04

Tombstone Tuesday–Joy I. Eley

This is the tombstone of Joy I. Eley, located in row 6 of Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Chattanooga, Mercer County, Ohio. The marker is inscribed: Joy I. Dau. of A.M. & M.R. Eley 1924 Joy Eley was born 22 October 1924 in Ohio to Alger M. & Matilda (Becher) Eley. Joy died 26 October 1924, just …

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Sep 30

More Photos with George M. Schumm

Here are a few more photos from what I like to refer to as the Germann Collection–a collection of old family photos that once belonged to sisters Edna and Viola Germann. Edna (1896-1997) and Viola (1900-2001) were the daughters of Stephen E. and Anna Elizabeth “Rosina” (Schumm) Germann. Edna and Viola were the granddaughters of …

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