Genealogy has become a hobby for me over the last 10 years. For me, it's like a puzzle, I love fitting the pieces together. But over the years, I've researched a lot that does not pertain to our family lines. Some for extended family, some for close friends, and some because I was trying to rule out lines to figure out where our line went exactly. I do not want these notes on my Heather's Genealogy Notes blog - because they are not our lines. But I do like to share all of my research, in case it benefits others. That is what this blog is for - research I have done that does not apply to our own family lines, but may be helpful for someone else.

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Henry Miller 1780-1862

I suspect this is the father of Sarah (Miller) Brown, but I cannot yet prove it.


Henry Miller
Son of
Born: June 9 1778
Died: Aug 29 1862
Mary Catherine Marsteller
Daughter of
Born Dec 8 1781
Died Sept 1 1840

Conducted an apple distillery
both are buried in the Union Cemetery in Mifflinville

George Miller 1803-1878 (1806-1886?) married  Eve Kocher
Benjamin Miller 1815-1878 m. Mary S. Shaffer
Rebecca Miller 1823 - 1910 m. Joshua Fetterman

1781  - Catherine Marsteller Born
Catherine M Miller (born Marsteller) was born on month day 1781, at birth place, Pennsylvania, to Henry Marsteller and Anna Susanna Marsteller (born Fetterman).
Anna was born on July 26 1758, in Long Swamp, Berks, Pennsylvania, United States.
Catherine had 11 siblings: Salome Walbert (born Marsteller), Elisabetha Marsteller and 9 other siblings.
Catherine married Henry Miller.
They had one daughter: Rebecca Fetterman (born Miller).
Catherine passed away in 1840, at age 58 at death place, Pennsylvania.

Name: Henry Miller
Home in 1840 (City, County, State): Danville, Columbia, Pennsylvania
Free White Persons - Males - Under 5: 2
Free White Persons - Males - 5 thru 9: 1
Free White Persons - Males - 10 thru 14: 1
Free White Persons - Males - 20 thru 29: 2
Free White Persons - Males - 30 thru 39: 1
Free White Persons - Females - 15 thru 19: 1
Free White Persons - Females - 30 thru 39: 2
Free White Persons - Females - 40 thru 49: 1
Free White Persons - Under 20: 5
Free White Persons - 20 thru 49: 6
Total Free White Persons: 11
Total All Persons - Free White, Free Colored, Slaves: 11

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

Mifflinville Cemetery 
Columbia County
Pennsylvania, USA

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

Nathan Miller is the son of:
George W. Miller 1803-1878
Eva Kocher 1802-1863

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)

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