MILLER, John, E. was born in Germany, February 25, 1840; came to this country with his step-father in 1846; was educated in the public schools; learned whip making, and worked at that trade for a number of years at York, Pa. On August 27, 1864, he enlisted in the army under Capt. John Weimer, of company A, Two Hundredth regiment, Pennsylvania volunteers. He served in this company until June 28, 1865, when he was honorably discharged on account of incurred disability. In 1870 he was employed by the Pennsylvania Railroad Company as track walker, in which capacity he served until his death in 1883. He was one of the first settlers in what is now know as Royalton. He and his wife were both active members of the Lutheran church of Middletown. He was married, October 17, 1864, to Miss Mary, daughter of Henry and Mary (Richard) Andrews, of Elizabethtown, by whom he had eight children, all now living except one. They are: Harry Edwin, born March 20, 1865, married Miss Rebecca Bailey, of Youngstown, Ohio, where they now live and have one child, Jennie; Annie Mary, born August 13, 1867, wife of Harry Foltz, of Royalton, has one child, John E; John Franklin, born September 16, 1869, died August 24, 1870; Alice Louisa, born April 25, 1871, wife of Harry T. Kauffman, of Royalton; Jennie E., born August 1, 1874, living at home; Charles A., born October 25, 1875, living at home, employed in the pipe works; Edgar B., born January 7, 1879, living at home, and Daisy E., born March 27, 1881, living at home. Mr. Miller died October 17, 1883, of lung disease.
Historical Review of Dauphin County
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Date of Transcription: 06 March 6, 2001
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