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The Miller Family
Family lore has Jacob Miller and two brothers emigrating to North America to avoid serving in the Prussian army. One brother settled in New York, the other (possibly named William) settled in Pennsylvania. Jacob headed for Canada.

Jacob Miller b: 1776 Prussia (Germany) d: 1848 ON. Married Elizabeth Dickhaut/Dickhout Abt 1799 most likely Welland or Wentworth Co., ON b: 1783 PA d: Abt 1859 Lee Co., IL
1. Catherine Miller b: 1800 ON d: 1881 ON. Married Conrad Book b: 1774 d: 1881.
2. John Willes Miller b: Abt 1802 ON d: believed to be Lawrence, Kansas. Married (1) Mary A. Hedges, (2) Catherine Nelles, (3) Anna Palmer, (4) Celia L. Mead.
3. Andrew Miller b: Abt 1803 ON d: believe Cerro Gordo Co., IA. Married Lydia Dennis b: ON d: 1891 Paw Paw, IL
4. Elijah Miller b: ON. Married Sarah Jane Reynolds.
5 Anna Miller b: 1808 ON d: 1896 ON. Married Abraham I. Vansickle 1825 ON b: 1800 NJ d: 25 Apr 1878.
6 Jacob Miller b: 1808-1809 ON d: 1865 Lee Co., IL. Married Esther Van Sickle 1835 ON b: 1813 Lynden, Beverly Twp., Wentworth Co., ON d: 1891 Lee Co., IL.
7 Unknown (possibly Conrad Coon) Miller
8 Samuel William Miller b: 1811-12 ON d: 1886 ON. Married Mary Scott 1834 ON b: 1816 Scotland d: 1880 ON.
9 Unknown Miller
10. Margaret Miller b: 1818 ON d: 1892 IL. Married John Wesley Edmonds 1837 ON b: 1813 NY d: 1898 IL. (John & Margaret are the great-grandparents of Ernest Hemingway)
11. Unknown Miller
12. Susan Miller b: 1822 ON d: 1898 Lee Co., IL. Married Jabez Abell 1840 ON
13. Unknown Miller -- assumed to be: Abram Miller b: 1826 Canada d: 1868 (buried Twin Grove Cem., Lee Co., IL). Married Mary Ann Davison b: 1835 Canada

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My Miller connection:
1 Jacob Miller b: 28 Aug 1776 Prussia d: 16 Nov 1848 Wentworth Co., ON
+Elizabeth Dickhaut b: 16 Nov 1783 PA m: c1799 most likely in the Niagara region of ON d: c1859
...2 Samuel Miller b: c1812 ON d: 1886 ON
+Mary Scott b: c1816 SCT m: 1834 ON d: 1880 ON
... ...3 George Washington (Doad) Miller b: 1845 ON d: 1919 ON
...+Amelia Strong b: 1846 m: 1863 d: 1925 ON
... ... ...4 Maud Myrtle Miller b: 1877 ON d: 1965 ON
... ... ...+Oscar Joel Pettit b: 1875 ON m: 1904 d: 1949 ON
... ... ... ...5 George Stephen Pettit
... ... ... ...+Mollie Davies b: 1906 ENG m: 1934 ON d: 1983 ON
... ... ... ... ...6 My Father
... ... ... ... ... ...7 Me!

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Please note that I cannot help anyone in their quest to trace their family tree. There are several very good websites dedicated to helping you learn how to climb your tree. They are far more informative and accessible than I am! Please take advantage of those services. Thanks

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As useful as it would be, I'm unable to read minds. Therefore I do need your help if you write to me for assistance or to inquire about a possible family connection.

Firstly I need a name - WHO are you looking for? (including the name of their spouse is also helpful).

Secondly a date - WHEN were they born, did they migrate, die, etc?

Lastly a place - WHERE were they born/married, etc.

Why are these three things needed? Name should be obvious. A date helps narrow it down - I may have a name that matches (sometimes a dozen or more) but that's not helpful to either of us especially if none of them turn out to match your information (all it does is waste time). A place narrows it down even further. I may not have the name you're seeking, but perhaps a branch of my tree was in the area at the same time as yours.

A full family history isn't required, just enough information to give me a place to start checking my data for a match. Thanks!

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