Thursday, February 2, 2012

Our Miller Line

I have no idea who the parents of Sarah Miller are.

Charity Miller 1809-1853  married Charles Nuss
 Sarah Miller 1819 -1906 Married Daniel Brown

Mifflin Twp, Columbia County Pa

Obit for Sarah (Miller) Brown:
Sarah Miller was born in Columbia County, Penn., August 21, 1819. She was one of a family of thirteen children, all of whom have passed away except one sister, who still lives at the age of eighty-one years.

Miss Miller was married to Daniel Brown in the year 1839. Six children have been born to them, four of them have died. Her husband also was taken, his death occurring in 1854. Two sons, Ezra Brown of Fairbury Neb., and George M. Brown of Memphis, now mourn the loss of an affectionate mother. But their mourning is turned into the joys of the redeemed by the consolation of the Gospel of our Christ, which to her was the power of God unto salvation.

Her home was in Pennsylvania until the year 1881, when she came to Missouri and ever since has made her home with her son George in Memphis. Grandma Brown, as she was familiarly known was a true type of woman. Her heart was in every good cause, although she remained a member of the church of her youth, yet she took an active interest in the work of the Methodist Episcopal Church. By her spirit of kindness she won the esteem and love of all who knew her. Her life was fully lived. On Tuesday morning May 8, 1906 at half past nine o'clock, she peacefully passed to the "Rest that remaineth to the people of God." Her age was 86 years, 8 months and 17 days.

Sarah Miller Brown obituary, Memphis, Missouri, Memphis Democrat, 17 May 1906, P. 3, col. 4


Catherine A. Nuss, daughter of Charity & Charles, marries Nathan Miller
NATHAN MILLER, farmer, P. O. Mainville, was born in what is now Maine Township, Columbia Co., Penn., December 18, 1832, to George and Eve (Cocher) Miller. The family were originally from Berks county, Penn., and the grandfather of Nathan conducted an apple distillery on his place in the early times. Both grandparents died in this county, the grandfather in the fall of 1862, the grandmother a number of years prior. Both are buried in the Union graveyard at Mifflinville, this county. The parents of Nathan died in this county, his father in Mifflinville about 1878, and his mother about 1863; they are buried in the Union Immanuel Churchyard in Maine Township. Our subject was reared in this township, and has always made Columbia County his home. He commenced working for his father when young, and remained with him until twenty-one years of age. After that he worked for his father one year for pay, that being his first work for compensation. After leaving his father's employ he rented land in Orange Township, this county, where he farmed a place for five years. He then went to Centre Township, but after he had been there three years, his mother dying, at the request of his father he returned and farmed the home place, where he has since resided. The first year he followed agriculture in Centre Township he raised 1,121 bushels of fine wheat on forty acres of land, for which he received from $1.25 to $1.50 per bushel. When Mr. Miller moved to the place he found very little improvements, the residence at that time being the building which he now uses as a woodshed. He has eighty-two acres on his home place, nearly all which is highly cultivated, and he has put up good and substantial improvements. He also has two other places of 54 and 106 acres respectively. He married in this county, November 30, 1854, Miss Catherine A. Nuss, a native of Columbia County, and a daughter of Charles and Chanty (Miller) Nuss, both deceased, and buried in the Union Immanuel Churchyard. The former died in 1877, and his funeral sermon was the first one preached in the Union Immanuel Church. Mr. and Mrs. Miller were the parents of ten children, of whom eight are living: George A., married to Tenie Constable, residing in Ottawa County, Kas.; Harrison D., married to Mary Henry, residing in Mifflin Township, this county; Lewis H., married to Dell Steely, residing in Maine Township, this county; Oscar F., in Nescopeck, Luzerne Co., Penn., learning the tailoring business; Nathan B., learning telegraphy; David Montgomery; Ida Eudora and Ella Catherine; Charles and Alice are deceased. Mr. and Mrs. Miller are members of the German Reformed Church, the Immanuel Union.(History of Columbia and Montour Counties Pennsylvania, Battle, 1887 pg. 508 Transcribed by Tammy L. Clark)

History Of Carbon County

Miller, George W., one of Weatherly's oldest and 
best known merchants, the son of George and Eve 
(Kocher) Miller, was born in Maine township, Colum- 
bia county. Pa., on December 15, 1844. His grand- 
father, Henry Miller, was a farmer, following that oc- 
cupation first in Berks county and later in Columbia. 
The farm which he owned in the latter county is still 
in possession of his descendants. His son, George, 
the father of the subject of this notice, who was also a 
farmer, was born in 1803. He became the father of 
sixteen children, and he served for three terms as a 
member of the board of commissioners of Columbia 

I think that this George may be a sibling of Charity and Sarah Miller - which would make Henry their father.  Not sure yet - but it's a lead.

Henry Miller abt1780-fall of 1862
Mary -"a number of years prior"
Conducted an apple distillery
both are buried in the Union Cemetery in Mifflinville

George Miller -1878 (1806-1886?)
Eve Kocher -1863
buried in Union Immanuel Churchyard

1850 United States Federal Census about Henry Miller
Name: Henry Miller
Age: 70
Birth Year: abt 1780
Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Home in 1850: Mifflin, Columbia, Pennsylvania
Gender: Male
Family Number: 25
Household Members:
Name Age
Henry Miller 70
Mary Miller 65

1 comment:

  1. Hi Heather! I'm tracing my 3rd great grandfather, Benjamin Miller who is buried in the Fisher Cemetery (Mainville) which is associated with Emanuels Reformed Church. his father's name was Henry and supposedly his mother's name was Catherine. I'm wondering if Benjamin is a sibling (or other relation) to the Charity, Sarah and or George you discuss above. I'm listed as jcbowers on I'd love to share into if you are interested.