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Daniel Smith and Catherine Miller

Stark Co, OH

PETER MILLER.  This well-known and highly respected citizen of Perry Township died at his pleasant home many years ago.  He made this county his home in an early day, and thus witnessed the marvelous growth of the country from a vast wilderness to beautiful and productive farms and thriving village.  He was a hard-working and intelligent farmer, and at his death left a good estate.
     He of whom we write was born in Pennsylvania, and was the son of John and Barbara Miller.  Our subject emigrated with his family to this county and made settlement in Perry Township, taking up his abode in a large log house which he erected on his new farm.  He industriously set to work to clear his purchase, until it ranked among the best in the township.  He was a prominent man, and his memory will ever bee held in reverence for his service in upbuilding his section, as well as for his influence in promoting the spiritual welfare of the community, where he was well known and honored.
     Mr. Miller was united in marriage with Miss Barbara Fausler, and to them was born a family of eleven children, of whom the following survive: Catherine, the widow of Daniel Smith; Amie and Lydia.  Mr. Miller, a quarter of a century ago, departed this life on the farm where his daughters now reside, and his good wife followed him to the better land on the succeeding day, and was buried in the same grave with her husband in the Reformed Church cemetery at Navarre.  He was a Democrat in politics, and well known in his locality as a devoted ember of the Reformed Church, to which denomination his wife also belonged.
     The daughters of our subject make their home upon a valuable estate of one hundred and twenty acres, which they are managing in a most businesslike and profitable manner.  They are also members of the same church to which their parents belonged.  They have a home replete with those comforts which add to the pleasure of many, and whoever crosses its threshold is sure of a cordial reception.
Source: Portrait & Biographical Record of Stark County, Ohio - Chicago - Chapman Bros. - 1892

Linked toFamily: Smith/Miller (F1744)

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