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Below is a family biography included in the book,  Biographical Souvenir of the Counties of Buffalo, Kearney, Phelps, Harlan and Franklin, Nebraska published in 1890 by F. A. Battey & Company.  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 E. MILLER, a well-to-do farmer of Buffalo county, is the third child of George Miller, Sr., a native of historic Virginia. The father was a man possessing those virtues that commanded the respect of all who formed his acquaintance. He was a carpenter by trade, and also engaged in farming. In politics he was a republican. He moved from Virginia to Mason county, Ill., and in 1858 was united in matrimony to Miss Isabel Smith, of Warren county, Ill., but a native of Virginia. Mrs. Miller was a member of the Methodist Episcopal church. Mr. and Mrs. Miller’s home has been filled with the music of five children, viz. — J. C, a farmer in Buffalo county; Ida Bell (Mrs. Smith), in Dawson county; George E.; Nora (Mrs. Heaton), in Buffalo county, and Susan (Mrs. McNim).

George E. Miller was born in Logan county, Ill., in 1866. From there he went to York county, Nebr., where he remained two years, thence he removed to Buffalo county, his present home. At the age of fifteen he began life for himself. He started with nothing, and now owns a well-improved quarter section, with all the necessary farming implements. Mr. Miller is a young man, favorably known for thrift, honesty and sobriety. He was married to Miss Mollie Bartrop in 1888, Judge Glespie officiating. Mrs. Miller is a native of Ohio, born in 1871. To them has been born one child — Marrette, December 5, 1888. Mr. Miller is a republican in politics.

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This family biography is one of the numerous biographies included in the book, Biographical Souvenir of the Counties of Buffalo, Kearney, Phelps, Harlan and Franklin, Nebraska published in 1890 by F. A. Battey & Company. 

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