John Miller

1757–1832 (Age 75)
Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of John

John Miller was born in 1757, in Pennsylvania, United States as the son of Tobias Miller and Ottilia Wegerlin. He married Martha Kathrine Clay about 1775, in North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 5 daughters. He died in 1832, in Cape Girardeau, Cape Girardeau, Missouri, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Miller Cemetery, Whitewater Township, Cape Girardeau, Missouri, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Miller
Martha Kathrine Clay
Marriage: about 1775
Jacob Miller
Isaac Miller
John Clay Miller
Susannah Miller
Abraham Miller
Hannah Miller
Nicholas Miller
Dan Miller
Susie Miller
Joseph Daniel Miller
Henry Miller
Catherine Miller
Sophia Miller

Spouse & Children

about 1775
North Carolina, United States


+8 More Children

Parents & Siblings

  • Tobias Miller


  • Ottilia Wegerlin




World Events (8)


Age 19

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.

Age 19

The Declaration of Independence was signed in Philadelphia on July 4, 1776. The liberty bell was first rung here to Celebrate this important document.
1777 · Washington's Troops Spent the Winter at Valley Forge

Age 20

The winter that Washington’s troops spent at Valley Forge was horrible. Most the troops that had come in with General Washington were injured and dying already. There was little food for the soldiers. They were dying from starvation, disease, and the cold. Horses were dying and the men had to take their place in moving the supply wagons. Washington stayed with his men while all others were leaving and abandoning the struggling troops. This helped Washington gain the support, admiration, and loyalty of his troops.

Name Meaning

1 English and Scottish: occupational name for a miller. The standard modern vocabulary word represents the northern Middle English term, an agent derivative of mille ‘mill’, reinforced by Old Norse mylnari ( see Milner ). In southern, western, and central England Millward (literally, ‘mill keeper’) was the usual term. The American surname has absorbed many cognate surnames from other European languages, for example French Meunier , Dumoulin , Demoulins, and Moulin ; German Mueller ; Dutch Molenaar ; Italian Molinaro ; Spanish Molinero; Hungarian Molnár; Slavic Mlinar , etc.2 Southwestern and Swiss German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant of Müller ( see Mueller ).

Possible Related Names

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Sources (2)

  • John Miller in entry for Jeremiah Miller, "World Miscellaneous Births and Baptisms, 1534-1983"
  • John Miller in entry for Jeremiah Miller, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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