MILLER, EDMUND J., of Miller & Stouffer, funeral directors, was born at Milton, Northumberland county, Pa., June 1,1868. He is a son of Jerome Porter and Catharine (Moore) Miller. His father was a native of Berks county, Pa., and of German ancestry. He was for many years connected with the Pennsylvania Railroad Company, at Milton, as car inspector, and in other positions of trust. He died at Milton, December 14, 1893. His wife was born in Bavaria, Germany, and is still living with her daughter in Milton. Their family consists of three living children: Edmund J., Ida T., and Bertha E. One daughter, Margaret C., died August 15, 1892.
Edmund J. spent his boyhood and was educated in Milton, and later took a course in the Keystone Business College, at Harrisburg. He was engaged in the capacity of an accountant for about five years for the firm of John H. Kreitzer, grocer, of Milton, and about three years for George Trullinger & Co., Harrisburg. In 1890 he became a member of the Harrisburg Casket and Manufacturing Company, and in 1892 was appointed secretary and treasurer of the company, being a trustworthy young man. From that date also he filled the position of superintendent in connection with his other duties until June, 1895, at which time he formed a partnership with J. F. Stouffer. Since then he has given his undivided attention to the business of the firm, being the principal operator of said firm.
Mr. Miller was married, at Harrisburg, June 22, 1893, to Mary E. Sheesley, daughter of ex-Sheriff William and Anna (Young) Sheesley. Mr. Miller is an active member and past officer of the Jr. O. U. A. M. He is also a member of Nazareth Commandery, No. 125, K. of M., and Pocohontas Tribe, I. O. R. M., all of Harrisburg, Pa.
In connection with his other duties he looks after the affairs of A. A. and the estate of George Pancake. In politics he is a Republican. He and his wife are members of Zion Lutheran church.
Historical Review of Dauphin County
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Date of Transcription: 16 Feb 2001
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