Edward Miller
Morris Co. Up


Biographical and Genealogical History of Morris County New Jersey. Illustrated. Vol. II., Lewis Publishing Company, New York and Chicago, 1899.

A member of the firm of Miller Brothers, prominent meat dealers of Madison, the subject of this review is a native of Morris county, New Jersey, where he was born on the 18th of February, 1856. His, father, Hezekiah H. MILLER, was born in Westchester county, New York, where in early life he followed farming. Subsequently he went to New York city and there engaged in clerking until 1850, when he removed to Hanover township, Morris county, there continuing his residence until 1867, when he took up his abode in Livingston, Essex county, New Jersey, where he passed the remainder of his days, his death occurring in August, 1880. He married Miss Euphemia BALL, daughter of John and Nancy (BAGLEY) BALL, who were natives of Morris county and representatives of old and honored families of said county.

Hezekiah H. and Euphemia (BALL) MILLER became the parents of the following named children:

  • John B., born in October, 1852;
  • Laura, who became the wife of William MARTIN;
  • Edward, the immediate subject of this sketch;
  • Frederick A., born November 18, 1859; and
  • one other, who died in infancy.

The grandfather of our subject was Levi MILLER, who passed his life in Westchester county, New York, and after his death the grandmother came to New Jersey with Hezekiah H., and her death occurred in Whippany, in the year 1875, her remains being interred in the Whippany cemetery. The children of Levi MILLER and his wife, whose maiden name was Mary HULL, were as follows:

  • Hezekiah H;
  • Sarah;
  • Celinda, the wife of Timothy COOK, of Whippany, this county;
  • Eli and
  • Mary.

The maternal grandfather of our subject's mother was a soldier in the war of the Revolution.

Edward MILLER received his early mental training at home and in the public schools of Morristown, after leaving which he entered the employ of S. W. Cook, in the meat business at Madison, continuing in the capacity of clerk for a period of ten years, when, having become thoroughly proficient in the various details of that line of enterprise, he determined to engage in the same on his own responsibility, and in 1884 he opened his present shop, on Main street, under the firm name of Miller Brothers, his associate in the ,enterprise being his brother Frederick A. His genial nature, combined with his long experience and distinct ability, quickly won for him many friends; the business increased rapidly and the meat market is now classed as one of the leading concerns of its kind in Madison, as well as in the immediate vicinity. Fraternally Mr. MILLER is an active member of the Royal Arcanum of Madison in which he has attained a high degree of popularity.

On the 10th of October, 1879, Mr. MILLER was united in marriage to Miss Jessie MARSH, a native of Madison and a daughter of Charles and Elizabeth (SMITH) MARSH, both of whom are descendants of old families of Morris County. Two children have been born to our subject and his wife, namely:

  • Elizabeth and
  • Edward, Jr.

Mr. and Mrs. MILLER are faithful adherents of the Presbyterian church of Madison and contribute liberally to its support.

Frederick A. MILLER, the brother of our subject, was born November 18, 1859, as has already been noted. He is an energetic business man and is highly regarded in his home city. He married Miss Jane BROWN, and four children have been born to them, as follows:

  • Euphemia,
  • Anna,
  • Frederic and
  • Richard, the last named being deceased.

Mr. MILLER is a stanch supporter of the Democratic party.

This biography was scanned and contributed by Catherine Smith DeMayo.


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