JOSEPH MILLER, one of the representative citizens of Island Creek Township, Jefferson County, Ohio, who owns a farm exceeding productiveness, containing 212 acres, has lived on this place since 1892 and has been a resident of the townshio since 1876. He was born in Wertemnerg, Germany, October 25, 1834, and is a son of John and Mary A. (Kummer) Miller.
The parents of Mr. Miller came to America in 1852, accompanied by their one son and three daughters, and settled at first in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, where they died a few years later. In 1859 Joseph Miller went to Placer County, Cal., where he remained until 1868, during this time engaging in gold mining. He returned then to Pennsylvania, where, on November 4, 1868, he was married to Miss Mary A. Eichenlaub, who was born in Bavaria, Germany, March 4, 1841. Her parents were Joseph and Barbara (Martin) Eichenlaub. Mrs. Miller came to America in 1867 and was married in the following year. To Mr. and Mrs. Miller five children were born, namely: Joseph P., who lives at Moab, Utah; Peter H., who lives in Washington County, Idaho; Oliver and Frank W., both of whom reside in Island Creek Township; and Margaret H., who is the wife of Charles Kister, and they live in Salem Township. Oliver Miller, of the above family, is the practical manager of the farm. He married Miss Kate Rokliz and they have four children, Joseph, Alice, Agnes and John. Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Miller are members of St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church, at Steubenville. They are well known through this section and are held in the highest respect. Mr. Miller casts his vote with the Democratic party. His large farm is devoted to general farming and the raising of stock.