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Below is a family biography included in The History of Adams County, Illinois published by Murray, Williamson & Phelps in 1879.  These biographies are valuable for genealogy research in discovering missing ancestors or filling in the details of a family tree. Family biographies often include far more information than can be found in a census record or obituary.  Details will vary with each biography but will often include the date and place of birth, parent names including mothers' maiden name, name of wife including maiden name, her parents' names, name of children (including spouses if married), former places of residence, occupation details, military service, church and social organization affiliations, and more.  There are often ancestry details included that cannot be found in any other type of genealogical record.

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MILLER, BERNARD H., druggist, 502 Maine street. He was born in Norden, Germany, Jan. 4, 1848; came to the United States with his parents, landing at New Orleans in 1849; went to St, Louis in 1850; from there to Quincy, arriving April 15, 1850. He returned to St. Louis in 1864 and attended the St. Louis College of Pharmacy in 1865; then again went to Quincy, in the fall of 1866, and engaged in the employ of Sommer & Metz, druggists. In 1868 associated himself with George Terdenge and opened a drug store on the corner of 9th and Broadway, the firm being Miller and Terdenge. They continued there till 1874, when they formed a co-partnership with Aldo Sommer, and removed to 502 Maine street, firm then became Sommer, Miller & Terdenge. They purchased Mr. Sommer’s interest and took as partner Albert Sellner; the firm name was changed to Miller, Terdenge & Co. Mr. Miller married Hattie Henshall, June 6, 1872. She was born in Buffalo, N. Y., Aug. 10, 1854; Have had three children: Willie G., born April 19, 1873, died July 27, 1873; Hattie, born Sept. 27, 1874, died Feb. 5, 1878, and Lora, born Oct. 16, 1876, died Aug. 12, 1877.

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This family biography is one of 1444 biographies included in The History of Adams County, Illinois published by Murray, Williamson & Phelps in 1879.  View the complete description here: The History of Adams County, Illinois

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