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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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FREDERICK MILLER, farmer, Sec. 6; P. O. Arcanum, was born in Germany in 1823 and emigrated to America in 1846, and landed in New York in June. He came to Montgomery Co., where he worked at the mason trade for about two years, and then removed to Darke Co. in 1850, and settled in Franklin Township, where he purchased 120 acres of land. He resided here about fourteen years, when he sold out and moved to Monroe Township, where he now resides, and purchased 165 acres of land. It was partly in the woods, but he has cleared it all, and his land now is in a good state of cultivation, with good, comfortable buildings thereon. He was united in marriage Jan. 18, 1849, with Susanna, daughter of Jacob and Susanna Flory, natives of Pennsylvania; six children are the fruits of this union, viz.: Mary A., born March 24, 1850; Susanna A., born Oct. 28, 1851; Jennie, born June 10, 1853, died Oct. 21, 1860; John F., born Oct. 24, 1856; Ammala, born March 23, 1860; Barbara M., born Jan. 8, 1863. Mr. Miller’s father was born in Germany in 1792, and died at the age of 83 years. His mother, Mary J. (Gieser) Miller was born in 1801 and died in 1861. Mrs. Miller’s father, Jacob Flory, was born in Somerset Co., Penn., July 4, 1801, and died in September, 1853. Her mother, Susanna (Smith) Flory, was born in Virginia, October, 1802. Mr. and Mrs. Miller have made all their worldly wealth by their own hard labor and enterprise, and now have a good home, in which to enjoy their declining years. He has been Trustee and School Director of his township. Mr. Miller is a member of the Lutheran Church, and his wife belongs to the German Baptist Church. Mrs. Miller was born July 3, 1827.

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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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