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Michael Miller

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Michael Miller

Posted: 25 Sep 2001 2:52PM GMT
Classification: Biography
Surnames: Miller, Seidner, Swineheart, White
From History of Huntington County, 1887, pages 513-514

Michael Miller, of Huntington Township, was born in Ohio, April 25, 1854. He was the third in a family of thirteen children--eight sons and five daughters--born to John and Sarah (Seidner) Miller, both natives of Ohio, of Dutch descent. When Michael was yet a child but two years of age, his parents removed to this State and located in Jefferson Township, Whitley County. There his early life was spent working upon his father's farm. He attended the common school, in which he received an ordinary common school education. At twenty years of age, or December 31, 1874, he was married to Mary A. Swineheart, also a native of Ohio, born of Dutch and Irish descent, May 26, 1855. It is a notable fact that she is just one year, one month and one day younger than her husband. Mrs. Miller is the daughter of Henry and Bridget (White) Swineheart, natives of Ohio and Pennsylvania respectively. During the first year after their marriage Mr. and Mrs. Miller resided upon the old home place owned by the former's father, in Whitley County. In March, 1875, they came to this county and settled upon a farm in Jackson Township. Two years later they removed to Clear Creek Township, where they resided until February 2, 1887, when they located in a handsome brick residence which Mr. Miller had erected in Section 10, Huntington Township. They are the parents of five children--four daughters and one son. Their names are: Laura M., born March 3, 1876; Lucina A., born December 8, 1877; Bertha E., born October 1, 1879; Maggie F., born May 26, 1882, and Harvey Cleveland, born June 18, 1884, all of whom are living. Our subject and his wife are members of the German Baptist Church. In politics the former is a Democrat. Since locating in Huntington Township, Mr. Miller has turned his attention to breeding of thoroughbred horses. He is the owner of several specimens of Norman horses, to which he expects to add others in the near future.

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