Person:Johannes Muller (1)

d.8 Apr 1896 MI
  1. Johannes MILLER/ MULLER1825 - 1896
m. 1865
  1. Anna Barbara MULLER1867 - 1955
  2. Clara Edith MULLER1869 - 1945
Facts and Events
Name Johannes MILLER/ MULLER
Gender Male
Birth? 25 Jun 1825 Hesse-Darmstadt Germany
Christening? 2 Jul 1826 Wahlen, Alsfeld, Oberhessen. Hessen, Germany
Marriage 1865 to Anna Kunigunda WABER
Reference Number Anna Kunigunda WABER
Death? 8 Apr 1896 MI
Burial? Methodist Cemetery Allegan County MI
Reference Number? 2727
Reference Number? 888

Nickname: John (P 915) John Miller Section 13, Trowbridge Township, Allegan County is the present home of our subject. He was born in the Grand Duchy of Hesse, Germany, in 1826, and is the son of Nicholas and Anna (Killer) Miller. The parents came to America about 1852, where the father died in 1860; the mother survived a number of years and passed away in 1875.*

John Miller was the eldest member of his parents' family of eight children. He remained in Germany until nineteen years of age, being given an excellent education in the model schools (P 916) of that country.

In 1845, he came to America, and made his home for a few years in Canada.

Before the Civil War, he removed to New York S tate. He followed the trade of a cooper for twenty years. In 1847, Miss Catherine Killer became the wife of our subject. She was also a native of Germany , and by her union with Mr. Miller has became the mother of five children, as f ollows: Conrad, who married Grace Masen, is a merchant in Kalamazoo and has thr ee children. Kate is the wife of Charles Wheeler, and lives in Allegan; she has four children, two of whom are married. Adeline is the wife of Charles W Marsh , and lives in Topeka, Kan.; she has one child. Mary is unmarried, and John H, who is living in California, is married and has two children. Mrs. Catheri ne Miller died in 1859, and our subject came to Michigan in 1863 and located on his present farm, which was partially cleared. He again was married, in 1865, this time to Anna J Waber, a native of Bavaria, and by her became the father of two children: Anna B, who is the wife of John Dellinger, lives at White Pigeon , this state, and has one child. Clara E is the wife of William Knobloch, and l ives in Monterey; she also has one child. Our subject has one hundred and twenty acres of land, seventy of which he has cleared himself. He has a good re sidence and all the needful farm buildings, and has planted an apple orchard of five acres, and also a five acre peach orchard. He does a general farming busi ness, and has his place stocked with a good grade of horses and cattle. The fam ily are members of the Lutheran Church. Mr. Miller has always been interested i n educational matters in his district, and has held the offices of Director, Mo derator, and Assessor. His children have been given good educations, Mrs. Delli nger and Mrs. Marsh having been school teachers. Our subject is a Patron of Hus bandry, in which order his daughters have held office. In politics, our subject is a Democrat, and has been Drain Commissioner and Road Overseer of his townsh ip. When first purchasing his farm in Allegan County, Mr. Miller paid $200 down and went in debt for the remainder. He is doubly proud now in knowing th at what he has is the result of his industry and perserverence. No one ever app eals to him in vain, for he is very liberal to all worthy charitable objects. M r. Miller fully appreciates the value of a knowledge of books, and has a fine l ibrary in his house. * This information is incorrect. John's mother Anna di ed in New York in 1852 while his father Nicholas died in Michigan in 1872. Portrait and Biographical Record of Kalamazoo, Allegan, and Van Buren Counties, Michigan 1892 Chicago Chapman Brothers