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. Independence Day! — July 3, 2015
  2. Tombstone Tuesday–Frankie B. Heffner — June 30, 2015
  3. Becker or Baker? — June 26, 2015
  4. Tombstone Tuesday–Mary (Tester) Heffner — June 23, 2015
  5. My Mitochondrial DNA — June 19, 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

May 12

Tombstone Tuesday–Kind von W. A. & A. Koch

This is the tombstone of the infant child of Wilhelm A. and Emilie (Schumm) Koch, located in St. John’s Cemetery, Pusheta Township, Auglaize County, Ohio. The marker is inscribed: Kind Von W. A. und A. KOCH Geb und Gest Den 27 Marz 1904 Translation: Child of W. A. and A. Koch, born and died 27 …

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May 08

Flowers for Mother’s Day

What mother wouldn’t enjoy getting a beautiful bouquet of cut flowers on Mother’s Day. Especially if the flowers were from her son who was overseas, serving his country during World War II. It was 13 May 1945. Mother’s Day. Less than a week after V-E Day, which marked the unconditional surrender of Nazi Germany and …

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May 05

Tombstone Tuesday–Wilhelm A. Koch

This is the tombstone of Wilhelm A. Koch, located in St. John’s Cemetery, Pusheta Township, Auglaize County, Ohio. The marker is inscribed: PEACE BE THINE Wilhelm A. KOCH Gest. den. 2, Apr 1906 Alter 37 J. 5 M. 22 T. KOCH Translation: Wilhelm A. Koch, died the 2 April 1906, age 37 years, 5 months, …

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May 01

Roads Are Beautiful at Chattanooga, Ohio

It happens less often than once in a blue moon but a Chattanooga, Ohio, postcard was up for bid on Ebay last weekend. It must have been my lucky day because it was a Buy Now item and I was able to purchase it immediately. I could tell right away that the picture on the …

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Apr 28

Tombstone Tuesday–Conrad & Emma (Merkle) Heffner

This is the tombstone of Conrad and Emma (Merkle) Heffner, located in row 10 of Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Chattanooga, Mercer County, Ohio. The marker is inscribed: HEFFNER Mother Emma 1874-1950 Father Conrad 1867-1951 Conrad Heffner was born 29 April 1867 in Mercer County, Ohio, the son of George and Sophia (Martin) Heffner. He was baptized …

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