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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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ISAAC E. MILLER, farmer and Justice of Peace, Sec. 30; P. O. Hetslerville; one of the old settlers of Darke Co., Ohio; was born in Adams Township April 8, 1840; he was a son of John P. Miller, one of the early pioneers of Adams Township, where he lived until his decease, March 4, 1841; he married Elizabeth Martin; she was born July 23, 1819, and is now living in Adams Township, at the advanced age of 60 years; her parents were among the early pioneers of the same township. Isaac E. Miller received his early education in an old log schoolhouse; the writing-desks consisted of boards laid upon pins, inserted in holes bored in logs; their benches were also of a very rude nature; his father died when he was 1 year of age, after which he was raised by his grandfather, and lived with him until he was 21 years of age, when he started in life for himself; he attended select school at Jaysville and Gettysburg, and followed teaching in the winter. Upon the 9th day of October, 1862, he was united in marriage with Sarah J. Sword, born in Miami Co., Ohio, Jan. 26, 1841; they have four children, viz.: Hannah E., born July 22, 1863; John W., born Feb. 11, 1866; Jonathan D., born March 7, 1869; George C, born April 15, 1874; after his marriage, Mr. Miller followed school teaching in winter, and farming in summer, until April 12, 1864, at which date he came to Brown Township and located upon his present place, which he had purchased the year previous at Sheriff’s sale, for which he paid $1,610, and where he has since lived; he now owns 117 acres, with good farm buildings. He is a Democrat in politics, and, while he has not aspired for office, he has held the office of Justice of the Peace twelve years during his residence here, also a Notary Public for six years.

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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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