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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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DANIEL MILLER, farmer, Sec. 25; P. O. New Madison; was born in Preble Co., Ohio, Nov. 19, 1829; son of Geo. C. and Elizabeth Miller, who came to Darke Co. in 1831, settling on the farm the son now owns, and which, at that time, was a wilderness, the family stopping with a neighbor until a cabin could be built. Here the subject of this sketch was reared, attending school in the log schoolhouse, when there was a school, and when he could not help at home. Oct. 15, 1871, he was married to Rebecca, daughter of Rile Lawrence, who was one of the early settlers of Harrison Township. They commenced housekeeping in his father’s old house, and although the old log cabin still forms a part of their present house, the old homestead has been very much changed, and Mr. Miller intends soon to erect a fine residence upon the old site; he has added to the old homestead, and now owns upward of 330 acres, 116 being in Butler Township and 48 in Sec. 24, Harrison Township. Although not especially active, Mr. Miller is a stanch Republican, and has always taken an interest in the public good.

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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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