WAPAKONETA — The Auglaize County Historical Society will host the presentation “Gravestone Symbolism” with Karen Bennett on Friday, June 15, 7 p.m., at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 15321 Pusheta Road, south of Wapakoneta. The event is free and open to the public.
Residing in Chattanooga, Ohio, Bennett has conducted family history research for more than 20 years. She is a and am a board-certified genealogist, certified by the Board for Certification of Genealogists. Her main genealogical interests are family research, cemetery research, and historical and genealogical research of the Chattanooga area, with a focus on two area Lutheran Churches, both named Zion Lutheran, one in Chattanooga and the other in Schumm, Ohio. Bennett belongs to several lineage societies, including the Daughters of the American Revolution, U.S. Daughters of 1812, First Families of Ohio, and First Families of Mercer and Van Wert Counties. She is also a retired dental hygienist.
“Karen is a great researcher, and her presentation about the symbols used on gravestones is fascinating,” said Historical Society administrator Rachel Barber.
Founded in 1963, the Auglaize County Historical Society collects, preserves, interprets, and shares the history of Auglaize County, enriching lives by connecting people and communities to the past and to each other.
For more information, contact the Historical Society, firstname.lastname@example.org. The Auglaize County Historical Society is also on Facebook.