Saturday, October 24, 2009

Surname Saturday: Miller

The MILLER family is Corinne's maternal line. The surname is of Germanic origin, with Corinne's 3rd-great grandfather coming from Hesse-Darmstadt.

Stories and History:

Ahnentafel # 96: Jacob MILLER - the immigrant. Believe to have been from Bavaria. His wife was Elizabeth SPECK. Need to do more research to locate him in census records. Believed to have been naturalized in Posey County, Indiana. Had at least 1 son and 1 daughter.

Ahnentafel # 48: William MILLER (c1827-1901). William was born between 1827 and 1828 in Hesse-Darmstadt. Was living in Posey County, Indiana in 1856 when he married Elizabeth SCHAFER. According to the 1900 census, he emigrated in 1848. Later lived in Kasson, Vanderburgh County, Indiana where he operated a saloon. Father of 9 children.

Ahnentafel # 24: Mathias (Mat) MILLER (1861-1936). Mathias was born 1861 in Indiana. Lived in Evansville, Vanderburgh County, Indiana. Was a foundry worker. Married Elizabeth SCHAEFFER and had 10 children. Mathias died September 15, 1936 in Evansville, Vanderburgh County, Indiana.

Ahnentafel # 12: Arthur MILLER (1907-1964). Arthur born in Evansville on January 12, 1907. Married Hallie Marie CHIVLARE and had 12 children. Died May 20, 1964 in Evansville and is buried in Park Lawn Cemetery.

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