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Below is a family biography included in The History of Cherokee County, Kansas included within the History of Kansas by William G. Cutler, published by A. T. Andreas, 1883.  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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JOHN G. MILLER, civil engineer and surveyor, was born in Columbiana County, Ohio, in 1841, and received his education in Union County, Ohio. In April, 1861, he enlisted in Company F, Thirteenth Ohio Volunteer Infantry, for three months’ service, at the end of which time he was honorably discharged. He re-enlisted in 1862, in Company A, One Hundred and Twenty-first Ohio Infantry, and remained in active service until 1863, when he was transferred to the United States Engineer Corps, where he remained until the end of the war, during which time he added practically to the already obtained store of theoretical knowledge in his present profession. Shortly after the war he located in Iowa, where he remained professionally connected until 1870, when he settled in Dixon County, Neb., and carried on his profession there until 1877, after which he came to Kansas, and has been successfully identified with his profession here since. In 1866, he married in Union County, Ohio, Miss Lorinda G. Gleason, of Union County, Ohio. They have one daughter, Flora E.

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This family biography is one of 289 biographies included in The History of Cherokee County, Kansas included within the History of Kansas by William G. Cutler, published by A. T. Andreas, 1883.  For the complete description, click here: Cherokee County, Kansas History, Genealogy, and Maps

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