Michael Mathias Miller

3 August 1814–19 March 1881 (Age 66)
Tulpehocken Township, Berks, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Michael Mathias

When Michael Mathias Miller was born on 3 August 1814, in Tulpehocken Township, Berks, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Samuel Miller, was 22 and his mother, Anna Maria Moyer, was 17. He married Catharine Klahr on 21 July 1838, in Stouchsburg, Marion Township, Berks, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 3 daughters. He died on 19 March 1881, in Strausstown, Berks, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 66, and was buried in Reading, Berks, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Michael Mathias Miller
Catharine Klahr
Marriage: 21 July 1838
Franklin Klahr Miller
Mary Maria Knerr
William Klahr Miller
Charles Klahr Miller
Rebecca Klahr Miller
Sybilla Klahr Miller
Lewis Daniel Miller
Edward Samuel Miller
Levi Klahr Miller
Albert Klahr Miller

Spouse and Children

21 July 1838
Stouchsburg, Marion Township, Berks, Pennsylvania, United States


    Franklin Klahr Miller


    Mary Maria Knerr


    William Klahr Miller


    Charles Klahr Miller


    Rebecca Klahr Miller


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World Events (8)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 5

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
1820 · Making States Equal

Age 6

The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.
1832 · The Black Hawk War

Age 18

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.

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 ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Michael Miller, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Michael Miller, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Michael Miller, "United States Census, 1850"

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