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Below is a family biography included in The History of Darke County, Ohio published by W. H. Beers & Co. in 1880.  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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A. T. MILLER, architect, Greenville; was born in German Township Dec. 14, 1841; his father, Isaac, was born in Pennsylvania in 1818, and settled in Darke Co. in 1832; his mother, Mary (Ross) Miller, was born in German Township in 1820. Our subject was reared on the farm, and, when a lad, learned the mason’s trade. At the age of 18, he entered the army, a volunteer in Co. C, 11th O. V. I., 100-days men; they were stationed at Camp Dennison, and their time of service was filled in doing camp duty; after his discharge Sept. 10, 1861, he enlisted in Co. K, of the 34th O. V. I., First Zouaves, and was immediately transferred to the front, and his regiment was a portion of Rosecrans’ corps; his regiment participated in the battles of Chapmansville, Red House Shoals, Princeton, Newbern, Fayetteville and Wythesville, where his Colonel, Toland, was killed; after this, they were transferred to Hunter’s army and took an active part in the many battles that followed in the Shenandoah Valley; at Fayetteville, our subject received a wound in the left wrist; Gen. Crook was then in command, and the 34th and 36th Ohio Regiments, having been thinned by repeated battles, were consolidated; he was again wounded at Opequan in the head, and afterward lay in the hospital at Philadelphia for three months; in February, 1865, he was commissioned Second Lieutenant for meritorious conduct, and was honorably discharged from the service in August, 1865. He came home and resumed his trade till the great fire in Chicago in 1871, when he went there and was employed as assistant superintendent in the construction of the Chamber of Commerce, Matteson House, Clifton House, Tremont Hotel and the Palmer House, on which he was employed for two years; while in Chicago, he took lessons in architecture for two years, and returned to Darke Co. in October, 1874, and opened an office in Greenville in June, 1879; he has superintended the construction of some of the best buildings in Greenville, and we can heartily recommend him to the people of Darke and adjoining counties as a gentleman and one that stands high in his profession. He was united in marriage with Mary Stines Aug. 15, 1861.

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This family biography is one of 659 biographies included in The History of Darke County, Ohio published in 1880 by W. H. Beers & Co.  For the complete description, click here: Darke County, Ohio History and Genealogy

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