Reuben Gleim Miller

4 September 1811–22 July 1882 (Age 70)
Reading, Berks, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life Summary of Reuben Gleim

When Reuben Gleim Miller was born on 4 September 1811, in Reading, Berks, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Isaac Miller, was 29 and his mother, Esther Gleim, was 22. He married Rhoda Ann Letts on 17 April 1836, in Ottawa, LaSalle, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 4 daughters. He immigrated to Utah, United States in 1861 and lived in Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1850 and Millcreek, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1880. He died on 22 July 1882, in East Millcreek, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 70, and was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Reuben Gleim Miller
Rhoda Ann Letts
Marriage: 17 April 1836
Caroline Miller
Edwin C Miller
James Robison Miller
Martha Miller
Reuben Parley Miller
Melvin Mormon Miller
Chillion Letts Miller
Edgar G Miller
Rhoda Ann Miller
Uriah George Miller
David Letts Miller
Ida May Miller

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  • Marriage
    17 April 1836Ottawa, LaSalle, Illinois, United States
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    World Events (8)

    Age 1
    War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
    1812 · Harrisburg Becomes the State Capital
    Age 1
    Harrisburg had important parts with migration, the Civil War, and the Industrial Revolution. 
    1830 · The Second Great Awakening
    Age 19
    Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

    Name Meaning

    English and Scottish: occupational name for a miller. The standard modern vocabulary word represents the northern Middle English term miller, 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. In North America, the surname Miller has absorbed many cognate surnames from other languages, for example German Müller (see Mueller ), Dutch Mulder and Molenaar , French Meunier , Italian Molinaro , Spanish Molinero , Hungarian Molnár (see Molnar ), Slovenian, Croatian, and Serbian Mlinar , Polish Młynarz or Młynarczyk (see Mlynarczyk ). Miller (including in the senses below) is the seventh most frequent surname in the US.South German, Swiss German, and Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant of Müller ‘miller’ (see Mueller ) and, in North America, also an altered form of this. This form of the surname is also found in other European countries, notably in Poland, Denmark, France (mainly Alsace and Lorraine), and Czechia; compare 3 below.Americanized form of Polish, Czech, Croatian, Serbian, and Slovenian Miler ‘miller’, a surname of German origin.

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

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    Reuben Miller History

    Reuben Miller was born September 4, 1811, Lancaster, Pennsylvania. He was the third child of a family of thirteen (counting the parents). Reuben Miller’s father, Isaac Miller was born January 19, 1 …

    Sources (101)

    • Reuben Miller, "United States Census, 1850"
    • Reuben Miller, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"
    • Reuben in entry for Sarah Lang Miller, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"

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