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Below is a family biography included in The History of Jasper County, Missouri published by Mills & Company in 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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AARON MILLER, contractor and builder, was born in Northampton county, Pennsylvania, July 10, 1837, and there raised and educated. His father was a farmer, and died about 1863. His mother’s maiden name was Lydia Onawalt, who died in 1805. Mr. Miller enlisted from Monroe, Green county, Wisconsin, in the Fifth Wisconsin Light Artillery, serving three years, and a participant at Murfreesboro, Perryville, Kenesaw Mountain, Jonesboro, Atlanta, and below Island No. 10. He was married October 19, 1865, to Lena Diner, who was born in Germany. Their children are Minnie and Frank H. Both Mr. and Mrs. Miller are members of the Presbyterian Church. At fifteen years of age he began for himself at Monroe, Wisconsin, serving a four years’ apprenticeship with Washington Hill. He went to Chicago in 1872, and became a citizen of Carthage in 1875. His residence is on Macon Street and Garretson Avenue. He has built some of the best store-rooms in town, and gets some of the largest and finest buildings to construct.

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