Rebecca Jane Miller

about 1856–20 November 1858 (Age 2)
Pleasant Township, Hardin, Iowa, United States

The Life of Rebecca Jane

When Rebecca Jane Miller was born about 1856, in Pleasant Township, Hardin, Iowa, United States, her father, Peter Storms Miller, was 30 and her mother, Laura Jane Duke, was 23. She died on 20 November 1858, in her hometown, at the age of 2, and was buried in Pleasant Township, Hardin, Iowa, United States.

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Peter Storms Miller
Laura Jane Duke
William F Miller
Rebecca Jane Miller
James W Miller
John Douglas Miller
Emma Miller
Sarah E Miller
Irene Elizabeth " Rena" Miller
Noah Seamore Miller
Peter Lawson Miller
Charles Allen Miller

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1857 · The State Capital moves to Des Moines

Age 1

The Capitol was located in Iowa City until the 1st General Assembly of Iowa recognized that the Capitol should be moved farther west than Iowa City. Land was found two miles from the Des Moines River to start construction of the new building. Today the Capitol building still stands on its original plot.

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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  • 1856 Iowa State Census
  • Legacy NFS Source: Rebecca Jane Miller - Government record: Census record: birth-name: Rebecca J Miller
  • Legacy NFS Source: Rebecca Jane Miller - Cemetery record or headstone: burial: November 1858; Pleasant, Hardin, Iowa, United States

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