DeKalb County Indiana Obituary
Barbara Stomm Miller
Contributed by Scot Vincent
Waterloo Press: Aug. 20, 1891
Barbara Stomm was born June, 1813, in
Alsace, Germany, moved to America, and in 1857 was married to Jacob Metzger,
and died Aug. 11, 1891, aged 78 years.
The subject of this sketch was formerly married to Jacob
Miller, who died immediately after landing in the United States, leaving
his wife and four children to struggle for a living in the new world.
Nine children died in Germany or enroute. Two boys, Jacob and Henry
Miller alone survive. Her second husband, Mr. Jacob Metzger, also survive
her, and is quite old. The funeral services were held at Fairfield
Center, Aug. 13, and the remains were placed to rest in the cemetery adjoining
the center. The funeral was preached both in the German and English
language, a large congregation assembling to pay their last respects to a
good neighbor and faithful Christian woman.