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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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GEORGE H. MILLER, farmer and stock-raiser, post-office Carthage. He is a native of Pennsylvania, born in Northampton county, April 22, 1840. In 1854 his parents moved to Wisconsin, locating at Monroe, Green county. At the age of nineteen he crossed the plains to California, as an employe, driving a drove of horses. The next year he returned to the Washoe Valley, Nev., where he engaged at farming; he also owned a half interest in a saw-mill. He returned to Wisconsin in 1871, and visited Jasper county the same year and purchased the farm where he now lives. Going back to Nevada he settled up his business there and returned east the following year. He was married at Monroe, Wis., Jan. 8, 1872, to Miss Barbara Derringer, a native of Germany, reared and educated in Wisconsin where her parents reside. They came to their new home in Jasper county and commenced making improvements, Mr. R. Craven owned a half interest in the property until 1882, when Mr. Miller bought him out. The farm now consists of 240 acres, with fine improvements and in a high state of cultivation, good house, barn, orchard, etc. The yards and lawn are beautified and ornamented with trees, shrubs, and flowers, making as tasty and convenient a farm residence as Jasper county can boast. His family consists of two sons and one daughter: Geo. W., born June 1, 1874; Rosa A., born March 5, 1876; and Charles H., born June 12, 1879.

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This family biography is one of more than 1,000 biographies included in The History of Jasper County, Missouri published in 1883.  For the complete description, click here: Jasper County, Missouri History, Genealogy, and Maps

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