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–M. Zeilinger — March 28, 2017
  2. More Local Obituary Abstracts, 1834-1850 — March 24, 2017
  3. Tombstone Tuesday–Anna M. Wick — March 21, 2017
  4. Some Local Obituary Abstracts, 1834-1850 — March 17, 2017
  5. Tombstone Tuesday–Johann Brinkmann — March 14, 2017

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

Author's posts listings

Feb 03

The Buchanans of Willshire

Here are a couple more interesting postcards from Willshire, Ohio, from the early 1900s. You can see the name Buchanan on the side of the the horse-drawn hearse below. Stephen S. Buchanan and his son Claude were both undertakers in Willshire. This is likely Stephen Buchanan driving the hearse. According to the awning on the …

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Jan 31

Tombstone Tuesday–Catharine (Kuhn) Herzog

This is the tombstone of Catharine/Katharina (Kuhn) Herzog, located in row 5 of Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Chattanooga, Mercer County, Ohio. The markers [Yes! Catharine has two grave markers!] are  inscribed: The inscription on the older stone: Catharine Wife of Fredrich HERZOG Died Dec. 9, 1871 Aged 44y, 9m, 25 d The inscription on the newer …

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Jan 27

S. Lotter’s Meat Market, Willshire, Ohio

I enjoy looking at old postcards and a while back I acquired some old postcards of Willshire, Ohio. Yesterday I scanned them onto my computer and enlarged and looked at them closely. There are people in the photos and detail on the postcards is good. Written on the postcard below is “bank and drug store …

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Jan 24

Tombstone Tuesday–Margaret Callens

This is the tombstone of Margaret Callens, located in row 5 of Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Chattanooga, Mercer County, Ohio. Her broken tombstone is nearly illegible, but it appears the inscription is: [Top is broken off] ….et …. of Tobias Callens Died Sept. 22, 1878 Aged 77 y, 10 m, 2 [?] d I looked at …

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Jan 20

Photos from the “Germann Collection”

Here are a few more photos from what I like to refer to as “The Germann Collection,” a group of old photos that belonged to Edna and Viola Germann. Edna (1896-1997), Viola (1900-2001), and their brother Wilbert (1905-1972) were the children of Stephen E. and Rosina (Schumm) Germann. Their father Stephen was the son of …

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