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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. Willshire Bearcats Basketball, 1955 & 1956 — January 23, 2015
  2. Tombstone Tuesday–Jacob A. & Emma E. (Heffner) Bauer — January 20, 2015
  3. 1940—Willshire High School Excels in Basketball and Academics — January 16, 2015
  4. Tombstone Tuesday–Oscar F. Heffner — January 13, 2015
  5. Update on Schumm’s Old Brick Building — January 9, 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

Nov 14

Tragedy in the Oil Fields

Like a few other young farm men from the Midwest, two of my great-uncles went out west to work in the oil fields in the early 1900s. There was an oil boom in the western states at that time and young men were seeking adventure and a way to make their fortune. Jobs were plentiful …

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Nov 11

Tombstone Tuesday– John Emerich

This is the tombstone of John Emerich, located in row 8 of Kessler/Liberty Cemetery, Mercer County, Ohio. The marker is inscribed: EMERICH John Emerich Died July 10, 1910 Aged 22y, 5m, 1d John Friedrich Emerich was born 9 February 1888 in Liberty Township, Mercer County, Ohio, the third child born to Philip and Philimina (Fickert) …

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Nov 07

I Voted in Honor of a Veteran

One week separates two important events this year—Election Day and Veterans Day. Although Election Day has passed there is a program here in Ohio that is still worth mentioning. Ohio’s Secretary of State Jon Husted has created a program linking the two events, where we can honor our veterans while encouraging people to vote at …

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Nov 04

Tombstone Tuesday–Philip & Philipina (Fickert) Emrich

This is the tombstone of Philip and Philipina (Fickert) Emrich, located in row 8 of Kessler, aka Liberty Cemetery, Mercer County, Ohio. The marker is inscribed: EMRICH Philipina 1865-1934 Philip 1849-1896 Note that this surname is spelled several different ways in various records: Emrich, Emerich, Emrick, Emerick, and Emmerich being the most common variations. In …

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Oct 31

Happy Halloween!

Everyone likes to dress up for Trick or Treat and the students at Zion Lutheran Schumm’s parochial school were no exception. Shown below are parochial school students in 1943. Their teacher Gordon Mackenson was the only one not wearing a costume. It would be difficult to guess just who was behind those masks. Actually, one …

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