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Below is a family biography included in The History of Switzerland County, Indiana published by Weakley, Harraman & Co. in 1885.  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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ANDREW W. MILLER, wharf-boat receiver, Vevay and a native of Ohio, was born in Hamilton County, December 6, 1837. His father, Henry, was born in Pennsylvania; mother Rebecca (Smith) Miller, born in New Jersey. Mr. Miller moved to this county in 1842, and farmed up to 1876, then took charge of the wharf-boat. He was married October 9, 1863, to Miss Sarah F. Dodd, who was born in Ohio June 9, 1841. In 1872 they took a boy to raise, as their own child, Emory Miller. Mr. Miller and his amiable wife belong to the Good Templars and Methodist Episcopal Church; he is also engaged in the grocery business on Silver Street where he keeps an excellent assortment of goods peculiar to his trade.

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This family biography is one of 215 biographies included in The History of Switzerland County, Indiana published in 1885 by Weakley, Harraman & Co.  For the complete description, click here: Switzerland County, Indiana History and Genealogy

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