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. Memorial Day Celebration 2015, Willshire, Ohio — May 21, 2015
  2. Tombstone Tuesday–Conrad & Margaret (Miller) Heffner — May 19, 2015
  3. Bollenbacher Grocery, Chattanooga, Ohio — May 15, 2015
  4. Tombstone Tuesday–Kind von W. A. & A. Koch — May 12, 2015
  5. Flowers for Mother’s Day — May 8, 2015

Most commented posts

  1. Haunted Mercer County? — 26 comments
  2. Genealogy Roadshow to Debut — 18 comments
  3. Remembering the Blizzard of 1978 — 17 comments
  4. Chattanooga News in the 1930s — 17 comments
  5. Wedding Postponed Due to Snow and Cold — 16 comments

Author's posts listings

Mar 13

1910 Quadrennial Assessor’s Report of Blackcreek Township

I get pretty excited when I run across old documents and papers. This past week I acquired a little booklet that is 105 years old and that certainly fits the bill! My mom recently came across some old papers my dad had saved. This little 8 page booklet, “Quadrennial Assessor’s Report of Blackcreek Twp. Mercer …

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Mar 10

Tombstone Tuesday–Maria Friedricke Roehm

This is the tombstone of Maria Friedricke Roehm, located in row 3 of Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Schumm, Van Wert County, Ohio. The marker is inscribed: Hier Ruhet Maria F. [?] Tochter von G.A. und G. Roehm Gest. 19 Aug. 1901 Alter 2 [?] Y, 5 M, 28 D Maria Friedricke Roehm was born 21 February …

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Mar 06

Mrs. Fisher’s First Grade, Willshire, 1958-59

Just a week ago I was hoping to find an old school photo. And today, here it is–the other Willshire first grade class photo. I was looking for the classroom photo of Mrs. Fisher’s first grade, 1958-59, to see what the other half of our class looked like all those years ago. Even after 57 …

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Mar 03

Tombstone Tuesday–Eleanore A.M. Roehm

This is the tombstone of Eleanore Anna Magdalena Roehm, located in row 8 of Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Schumm, Van Wert County, Ohio. The marker is inscribed: Hier Ruhet Eleanore A. [?] M. Tochter von G.A. und G. Roehm Gest. Den 9 Oct. 1901 Alter 15 Y, 3 M, 26 D Translation: Here rests Eleanore A. …

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Feb 27

My First and Second Grades at Willshire Public School

This is Willshire Public School, the school I attended my first eight years. Last week someone on Facebook posted an old photo of my second grade class. Mrs. Marcella Schroeder was our teacher during that 1959-60 school year. The photo, shown below, shows our whole class sitting at our desks in our classroom. Of course …

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