MILLER, Samuel A., farmer, was born in Lower Paxton township, January 16, 1843, and is a son of John and Elizabeth (Frantz) Miller. The father's first wife, by whom he had two children, died in 1845, at the age of twenty-three years. His second wife was Miss Maria Mader, who died December 24, 1888. Mrs. Miller's father was born December 8, 1819, and died January 25, 1869, and the mother was born January 10, 1826, and died September 5, 1875. Samuel A. first attended the public schools of his native township, and at the age of seventeen entered White Hall Academy, in Cumberland county, Pa. He next attended Collegeville Seminary in Montgomery county, Pa., for four terms, when he received a teacher's certificate from Prof. Hunsicker. He then taught school in Susquehanna township for four years, at Sinking Springs, Berks county, Pa., one year, and two terms in Lower Paxton township. In 1870 he engaged in farming, and since that time has continued in the same occupation on his present homestead. He was married, September 16, 1869, to Sarah C. Fox. They have no children. Mr. Miller was elected secretary of the Dauphin County Mutual Fire Insurance Company in 1882, and has served in that capacity until the present time. He has been auditor and also school director. He is a member and past grand in Shellsville Lodge, No. 1,080, I. O. I. F., and a member of the Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania, I. O. O. F., and also a member of the Farmers' Alliance. Politically he is a Republican. He and his family are members of the United Brethern church.
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