Adams County Biographies - Jacob Miller


Submitter: Jane Tripp, email: jctripp@charter.net

[From: 1886 History of Adams County, Pennsylvania. Chicago: Warner, Beers & Co, 1886.]


Jacob E. Miller, farmer, carpenter and undertaker, Bonneauville, was born August 23, 1828, in Straban Twp., Adams Co. Penn., son of Peter Miller, a native of Hamiltonban Twp., this county, who was a potter and farmer by occupation, and a Democrat in politics. He married Elizabeth Kemp, and had six children: Catharine who died aged 10 years; Mathias (deceased, aged 20), Mrs. Mary Bricher (deceased), Jacob E., Mrs. Elizabeth Gitt, Peter Jr. Peter Miller Sr. died in Mountpleasant Twp. and his wife in Oxford Twp., this county. Great-grandfather Miller came from Germany. Jacob E. Miller was educated in the common schools, and in early life learned carpentering, which he has followed more or less all his life. Since 1865 he has also been an undertaker. He was married, in Conewago, this county to Miss Catharine, daughter of Henry Weaver, who has borne him six children, two of whom are living: John H. and Jabob F. Mr. and Mrs. Jacob E. Miller are members of the Catholic Church. Politically our subject is a member of the National Greenback party; is no office-seeker, and votes for the best man. During the late civil war he responded to the nine months' call: was elected captain of Company G. One Hundred and Sixty-fifth Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry, and filled the office till his term expired, and with his regiment participated in various engagements.


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