John William Miars

4 December 1855–15 May 1914 (Age 58)
Berrien Township, Berrien, Michigan, United States

The Life of John William

When John William Miars was born on 4 December 1855, in Berrien Township, Berrien, Michigan, United States, his father, Joseph Miars, was 26 and his mother, Mary Ellen Huffman, was 22. He married Maritta B Michael on 5 November 1879, in Berrien, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Michigan, United States in 1870 and Eau Claire, Berrien Township, Berrien, Michigan Territory, United States in 1900. He died on 15 May 1914, at the age of 58, and was buried in Berrien Center, Berrien, Michigan, United States.

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John William Miars
Maritta B Michael
Marriage: 5 November 1879
Floyd Larue Miars
Ethel May Miars

Spouse and Children


    Maritta B Michael


5 November 1879
Berrien, Michigan, United States


Parents and Siblings

    Joseph Miars


    Mary Ellen Huffman




World Events (8)


Age 8

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

Age 8

The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.
1872 · The First National Park

Age 17

Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.

Name Meaning

Probably a variant spelling of English and Irish Myers .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • John W Miers in household of Joseph Miers, "United States Census, 1870"
  • John William Miars in household of Joseph Miars, "United States Census, 1860"
  • William Miars, "United States Census, 1880"

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