Joseph J. Miller  ‎(I400)‎
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Joseph J. Miller

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Birth: 15 November 1808 54 25 Somerset Co., PA
Death: 12 October 1877 ‎(Age 68)‎ Newbury, LaGrange, IN
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Bishop Joseph J. MILLER b. 15 NOV 1808 Jenner, Somerset, PA d. 12 OCT 1877 Newbury, LaGrange, IN m. Elizabeth YODER b: 12 JUL 1812 Somerset Co, PA d. Apr 1881 LaGrange Co, IN m. ABT 1830 Somerset Co, PA.

Died Oct. 12th, in Newbury Tp., LaGrange Co., Ind., Bish. JOSEPH MILLER, aged 68 years, 10 months and 27 days. He was a beloved brother, a servant of Christ and bishop in the old Amish church. He was born in 1808, in Somerset Co., Pa., and in 1833 was chosen minister. In 1841 with his family and three other families he came to Elkhart Co. These formed the first settlement of the Amish in the county. Several years later he removed to LaGrange Co. In 1848 he was chosen bishop, which office he faithfully filled until his end, in teaching, establishing new congregations, and ordaining ministers in the vineyard of the Lord. He was the first Amish preacher in this section. He always showed a good example to his flock. The last years he could not get around very well, and experienced much trouble. He frequently said that he knew he must soon lay down this tabernacle of clay, and often desired to be with Christ which is far better. Five weeks previous to his death, a though he was quite unwell, he delivered an edifying and effective sermon; and a few days before his end, he exhorted to steadfastness, and said he would not be long with us in this world. His mind remained good to the end, and he sweetly fell asleep in Jesus. He leaves a wife and five children, about 30 grand-children, and several great grand-children to mourn their loss, but we hope our loss will be his gain. The burial took place the 14th in the presence of many persons, not less than five hundred. On the funeral occasion earnest remarks were made by the brethren, John C. Yoder and John L. Miller, from 1 Cor. 15:1--26 and 51--58. Peace to his ashes. Source: Herald Of Truth, Volume XIV, Number 11, Nov 1877.

1850 Census: Newbury, LaGrange, IN:
Joseph Miller 41 PA
Elisabeth Miller 37 PA
Daniel Miller 14 PA
Joseph Miller 11 PA
Rachael Miller 7 PA

1860 Census: Newbury, LaGrange, IN:
Joseph Miller 52 Farmer PA
Elizabeth Miller 49 PA
Rachael Miller 16 IN

1870 Census: Newbury, LaGrange, IN:
Joe Miller 31 Farmer PA
Christiana Miller 31 PA
David Miller 9 IN
Elizabeth Miller 5 IN
Jonathon Miller 4 IN
Levi Miller 3 IN
Mary Miller 1 IN
Joseph Miller 61 PA
Elizabeth Miller 57 PA

Children:

1. Lydia MILLER b: 25 SEP 1831 Somerset Co, PA

2. Mary MILLER b: ABT 1833 Somerset Co, PA

3. Daniel J. MILLER b: 8 APR 1836 Somerset Co, PA d. 18 Dec 1908 m. Barbara Borntrager b. 3 Nov 1837 Pa d. 4 Apr 1886 Van Buren, LaGrange, IN b. Pennsylvania Schoolhouse

MILLER - On the 4th of April, in Van Buren Twp., LaGrange c ounty, Ind., Barbara, wife of Pre. Daniel J. Miller, aged 4 8 years, 5 months and 1 day. She was a faithful sister in the Amish Mennonite Church and leaves a husband, eleven children and nine grandchildren. She was buried on the 6th at the Pennsylvania School-house. Funeral services were held from Rev. 21:1 - 8 and Phil. 1:20 - 25. Source: HERALD OF TRUTH, Vol. XXIII, Number 8, 15 Apr 1886.

4. Joseph MILLER b: 21 JUL 1839 Somerset Co, PA d. 12 Sep 1911 Cass Co, MO m. Christina Kaufman b. 13 May 1839 Somerset Co, IN d. 2 Jul 1904 Cass Co, MO at home m. 21 Jun 1860 LaGrange Co, IN. Both b. Clearfork Cemetery in Garden City, Cass, MO.

1870 Census: Newbury, LaGrange, IN:
Joe Miller 31 Farmer PA
Christiana Miller 31 PA
David Miller 9 IN
Elizabeth Miller 5 IN
Jonathon Miller 4 IN
Levi Miller 3 IN
Mary Miller 1 IN
Joseph Miller 61 PA
Elizabeth Miller 57 PA

Miller. - Bro. Joe Miller was born in Somerset Co., Pa., July 21, 1839. At the age of two years his parents moved to Indiana. He was married to Christina Kaufman June 21, 1860, in Lagrange Co., Ind. Moved to Cass Co., Mo., Aug., 1872, where he lived since at the same home where he died, Sept. 12, 1911, at the age of 72 y. 1 m. 22 d. His descendants are 5 sons, 4 daughters, 32 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren. Two children died in infancy. His wife preceded him to the spirit world July 2, 1904. Four grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild also preceded him. Bro. Miller had been a faithful member of the Amish Mennonite Church for many years. Funeral services at Sycamore Church Sept. 14 by J. J. Hartzler in German and William Helmuth in English. Interment in Clearfork Cemetery. Source: Gospel Herald, 5 Oct 1911.

Miller - Christiana Kauffman Miller, wife of Bro. Joe Miller, died at her home in Cass Co., Mo., on July 2, 1904, aged 65 Y., 1 M., 19 D. She had a complication of diseases, having had a milk-leg for 38 years, which was sore part of the time. She also had a cystic tumor for a number of years, which caused her a hard spell of sickness three years ago, from which she partly recovered until last October, when she grew worse again, and since then had been confined to the house nearly all the time. On June 27th an operation for the removal of the tumor was performed by specialists from Kansas City, but very little of it could be removed, as it was grown fast to the liver. She stood the operation very well and got along nicely for a few days; then her limb grew worse and gangrene set in and in six days after the operation she died. Funeral services were held at the Sycamore Grove M. H. on Sunday afternoon by Ben. F. Hartzler in English and John J. Hartzler in German, from Matt. 24:13, a text which the deceased had chosen. Her brother, Bish. David Kauffman of Indiana, was here the last days of her life and was present at the funeral. She was born in Somerset Co., Pa., in 1839, and was married to Joe Miller, her surviving husband, in Lagrange Co., Ind., in 1860. In 1872 they moved to Cass Co., Mo., to the farm where she died. She was the mother of nine children, two having died in their infancy. The other children who survive are all living in the vicinity, the youngest son, Levi J. Miller, being one of our ministers of the gospel. She also leaves four brothers, five sisters and 23 grandchildren. She was a faithful member of the Sycamore Grove congregation and died with a living hope of a glorious resurrection. Source: Herald of Truth, Vol. XLI, No. 32, 4 Aug 1904.

5. Rachel MILLER b: 30 MAY 1844 Elkhart Co, IN d. 1894 LaGrange Co, IN m. Frederick Suntheimer b. 16 Nov 1836 Wheeling, Ohio, WV d. 14 Apr 1901 Shipshewana, Lagrange, IN from heart disease.

SUNTHEIMER - On the 14th of April, 1901, near Shipshewana, Lagrange Co., Indiana, of heart disease, Fritz Suntheimer, aged 64 years, 4 months, 27 days. He had been suffering for some time, but endured with patience unto the end. He was resigned to the will of God, hoping that all things would serve to the best. He had many sad experiences. His wife died six years ago. He leaves 4 children, 14 grandchildren and many friends. Three hundred and fifty people were present at his burial on the 16th. Funeral services were conducted by M.M. Miller and M.J. Bomtreger, from 2 Thes. 2 and Heb. 4. Source: Herald of Truth, Vol. XXXVIII, No. 10, 15 May 1901.

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Family with Parents
Father
Joseph "Sep" Miller ‎(I386)‎
Birth 24 October 1753/54 (4 November 1754) 29 29 Berks Co., PA
Death 4 February 1839 ‎(Age 84)‎ Davidsville, Somerset, PA
28 years
Mother
 
Barbara Borntreger ‎(I396)‎
Birth 1783 Somerset Co., PA
Death 1850 ‎(Age 67)‎ Middlebury, Elkhart, IN

Marriage: 1802 -- Somerset Co., PA
-1 year
#1
Sister
Margaret Miller ‎(I397)‎
Birth 1801 46 18 Somerset Co., PA
Death 17 August 1868 ‎(Age 67)‎ Plainfield, OH
3 years
#2
Sister
Sarah Miller ‎(I398)‎
Birth 1 August 1803 48 20 Somerset Co., PA
Death 4 February 1885 ‎(Age 81)‎ LaGrange Co., IN
3 years
#3
Brother
Daniel S. Miller ‎(I399)‎
Birth 5 February 1806 51 23 Somerset Co., PA
Death 9 January 1886 ‎(Age 79)‎ LaGrange Co., IN
3 years
#4
Joseph J. Miller ‎(I400)‎
Birth 15 November 1808 54 25 Somerset Co., PA
Death 12 October 1877 ‎(Age 68)‎ Newbury, LaGrange, IN
3 years
#5
Brother
John S. Miller ‎(I401)‎
Birth 11 November 1811 57 28 Somerset Co., PA
Death 14 October 1861 ‎(Age 49)‎ LaGrange Co., IN
4 years
#6
Sister
Veronica "Frany" Miller ‎(I402)‎
Birth 6 October 1815 60 32 Somerset Co., PA
Death 2 April 1887 ‎(Age 71)‎ LaGrange., IN
Father's Family with Barbara Speicer
Father
Joseph "Sep" Miller ‎(I386)‎
Birth 24 October 1753/54 (4 November 1754) 29 29 Berks Co., PA
Death 4 February 1839 ‎(Age 84)‎ Davidsville, Somerset, PA
7 years
Step-Mother
 
Barbara Speicer ‎(I388)‎
Birth 1762 24 28 Berks Co., PA
Death 1800/01 (1801) ‎(Age 39)‎ Somerset Co., PA

Marriage: 1782 -- Somerset Co., PA
16 years
#1
Half-Sister
Mary Miller ‎(I247)‎
Birth 1798 43 36 Somerset Co., PA
Death 27 August 1872 ‎(Age 74)‎ Mill Creek, LaPorte, IN
-15 years
#2
Half-Sister
Anna Miller ‎(I389)‎
Birth 1783 28 21 Somerset Co., PA
3 years
#3
Half-Brother
Yost Miller ‎(I390)‎
Birth 1786 31 24 Somerset Co., PA
Death 1811 ‎(Age 25)‎ Somerset Co., PA
4 years
#4
Half-Sister
Elizabeth Miller ‎(I391)‎
Birth 16 October 1789 34 27 Somerset Co., PA
Death 18 October 1852 ‎(Age 63)‎ Somerset Co., PA
3 months
#5
Half-Sister
‎(unknown)‎ Miller ‎(I392)‎
Birth 1790 35 28 PA
6 years
#6
Half-Sister
Magdalena Miller ‎(I393)‎
Birth 6 June 1796 41 34 Somerset Co., PA
Death 12 February 1857 ‎(Age 60)‎ Elkhart Co., IN