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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. Zion Chatt’s Mid-Summer Mystery, Part 1 — August 28, 2015
  2. Tombstone Tuesday–Carrie W. Friedell — August 25, 2015
  3. Fisher Hardware 10th Anniversary & Dedicatory Celebration, 1947 — August 21, 2015
  4. Tombstone Tuesday–Nora A. (Fennig) Becher — August 18, 2015
  5. Amalia (Backhaus) Schumm (1859-1948) — August 14, 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

Jun 19

My Mitochondrial DNA

A while back I wrote about the Y-DNA test one of my male Brewster cousins took to determine if we were descended from the Mayflower Brewsters. Unfortunately that test indicated that we do not descend from Elder William Brewster. The test results were rather interesting, though, so last year I decided to have my DNA …

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Jun 16

Tombstone Tuesday–Clarence S. Brandt

This is the tombstone of Clarence Samuel Brandt, located in row 1 of Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Mercer County, Ohio. The marker is inscribed: BRANDT Clarence. S. 1883-1920 Text: Ps. 16.6 Clarence Samuel Brandt was born 11 Jun 1883 in Mercer County, Ohio, the son of Lewis and Margaretha (Heffner) Brandt. His father was born in …

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Jun 12

A Double Wedding

I have fairly large photo scanning project in the works but unfortunately I am not making a whole lot of progress on it. It is a box of old photos that belonged to Viola and Edna Germann, “The Germann Collection.” Their parents were Stephen E. and Rosina (Schumm) Germann. Rosina’s parents were J. Frederick and …

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Jun 09

Tombstone Tuesday–Orah M. Heffner

This is the tombstone of Orah Mathilde Heffner, buried in row 4 of Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Mercer County, Ohio. The marker is inscribed: Orah M. Dau. of Wm & C. Heffner Nov. 3, 1896 Jan. 31 1899 Orah Mathilde Heffner was born 3 November 1896, the second of three daughters born to William and Elizabeth …

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Jun 05

An Old Wooden Box

This past week I was given a gift that came with a research challenge, and of course I love a challenge. One of my patients brought this old wooden box into the office for me. He knew I would want to find out about the person whose name is written on the box. My patient …

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