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Miller, John C., merchant and newsdealer, Lykens, Pa., was born in Annville, Lebanon county, January 18, 1844. He is a son of Daniel and Lousia (Karmany) Miller. The grandfather, John, was born in Lebanon county, and was of German descent. The father was born in 1818 and was a weaver by occupation. He was married to Miss Lousia Karmany, daughter of John Karmany. Their children are: John C., Elizabeth, wife of Francis Feindt, and Daniel A. The father now resides in Lykens. John C. received his education in the public schools of Annville until he was fifteen years of age. He then worked on the farm for a time and later learned shoemaking. In 1861, he enlisted at Annville, in company K, Ninety-third regiment, Pennsylvania volunteers, under Captain Daugherty and Colonel McCarthy. The battles in which he participated are as follows, viz: Williamsburg, Va., Fair Oaks, Seven Days, Antietam, Fredericksburg, Salem Heights, Rappahannock, Wilderness, Spottsylvania, Cold Harbor, Petersburg, Charlestown, Winchester, Fisher Hill, and Cedar Creek. He was wounded, May 31, 1865, at Salem Heights, and lay in the hospital four months, and was honorably discharged at Washington at the close of the war. He then came to Lykens and attended school one year, after which he began his present business. He was married, at Lewisburg, Pa., February, 1869, to Miss Louisia Reyman, daughter of John Reyman. Their children are: Gertrude and John. In politics he is a Republican and a member of Lodge No. 535, I.O.O.F.; Post No. 252, G.A.R.; commander of latter in 1896. He is connected with the Lutheran church.



Historical Review of Dauphin County

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Date of Transcription: February 15, 2001

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