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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 MILLER, one of the most prosperous farmers of Buffalo county, is the son of William and Fannie (Hicks) Miller. The former was a native of Delaware county, N. Y.; from there he emigrated to Perue, hence to Iowa, and from there to Missouri. In 1861 he returned to Iowa, where he still resides. In politics he is a democrat. He was married to Miss Fannie Hicks, a native of New York State, in 18—. They were both active and zealous workers in the M. E. church.

To Mr. and Mrs. Miller were born twelve children, viz. — Charles, George, Calvin, Lynas (dead), Mary Catharine, William, Josephine, Willis, Miles, Martha, Lizzie and Samuel. George, the subject of this biographical notice, was born in New York in 1841. With his parents he moved to Pennsylvania and thence to Missouri. He then began life for himself, first going to Kansas. He there began freighting across the plains, making his first trip to Mexico, next to Colorado, and then to Wyoming, where he remained four years; he then returned to his old home in Iowa, and thence came to Nebraska, first locating in Omaha, then came to Buffalo county in 1871, where he has since remained. Mr. Miller has met with very marked success, which is due to hard work, good management and economy. He now ranks as one of the most prosperous farmers of Buflalo county, owning at present over one thousand acres of land and feeding 150 head of cattle and 50 horses, this being but a part of his present possessions.

While Mr. Miller has made a financial success, he has made a success which is more enduring, in securing for himself a reputation for being of irreproachable character, in all things doing unto others as he would wish to be done by. In 1872 he was married at Anamosa, Jones county, Ia., to Miss Angeline B. Cohorn, — Rev. Lease officiating. Mrs. Miller is a native of Iowa, born in 1849. Being a lady of keen insight and good judgment, she has proven herself to be a valuable helpmeet to Mr. Miller. To them have been born eight children, viz. — Alma, Alva Howard, Henry Augustus (dead), Arthur C., Bertie, George E., Dolly (died in infancy) and Kattie Blanche. Politically, Mr. M. is a democrat. Mr. and Mrs. Miller have been members and liberal supporters of the Methodist Episcopal church for a number of years.

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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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