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

Apr 24

The Old Chattanooga Barber Shop Revisited

A couple years ago I wrote about Chatt’s old barber shop, a frame building that once stood north of the Fisher Hardware, between the homes of Luther & Gladys Fisher and Carl & Marcella Schroeder. [1] Sometime around WWII the structure was moved into the woods on Schaadt Road, about ½ mile east of route …

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Apr 21

Tombstone Tuesday–Oscar A. & Hilda M. (Schumm) Schumm

This is the tombstone of Oscar A. and Hilda M. (Schumm) Schumm, located in row 7 of Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Schumm, Van Wert County, Ohio. The marker is inscribed: SCHUMM Oscar A. Oct. 31, 1890 Feb. 2, 1984 Hilda M. Sept. 12, 1883 Sept. 28, 1974 Oscar Albert Schumm was born 31 October 1890 near …

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Apr 17

Who was Jimson Johnson?

Who was Jimson Johnson? My grandpa Miller knew him when he saw him. My dad saw him only once. All of my dad’s siblings have heard of him but none have ever met him. Mr. Johnson was old enough to drive in the late 1920s and he traveled on the road between Willshire and Chatt …

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Apr 14

Tombstone Tuesday–Paul E. & Lydia B. (Schumm) Schumm

This is the tombstone of Paul E. and Lydia B. (Schumm) Schumm, located in row 6 of Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Schumm, Van Wert County, Ohio. The marker is inscribed: SCHUMM Paul E. 1888-1970 Lydia B. 1883-1967 Paul Edwin Schumm was born in Willshire Township on 31 August 1888, the son of William and Anna Maria …

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Apr 10

2015 OGS Conference, Columbus, Ohio

Greetings from Columbus, Ohio! I am here to attend the 2015 Ohio Genealogical Conference, “Ohio, Your Genealogical Cornerstone.” The society’s 54th annual conference is being held 8-11 April at the Sheraton at Capitol Square. Miriam, my genealogy friend and traveling companion, and I have been here since Wednesday evening. Wednesday was quite a busy day. …

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