Jeremiah J Miller

Male2 October 1827–7 January 1913

Brief Life History of Jeremiah J

When Jeremiah J Miller was born on 2 October 1827, in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Jeremiah Miller, was 35 and his mother, Elisabeth Livengood, was 39. He married Elizabeth Swartzendruber on 2 July 1846, in Pleasant Township, Fairfield, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Paxton, Paxton Township, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, British Colonial America in 1880 and Davis, Iowa, United States in 1895. He died on 7 January 1913, in Grove Township, Davis, Iowa, United States, at the age of 85.

Photos and Memories (0)

Photos and Memories

Do you know Jeremiah J? Do you have a story about him that you would like to share? Sign In or Create a FREE Account

Family Time Line

Jeremiah J Miller
Elizabeth Swartzendruber
Marriage: 2 July 1846
Julius S Miller
Lavina Miller
Uriah S Miller
Elizabeth Miller
Jeremiah Cornelius Miller

Sources (19)

  • Jermiah Miller, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Jeremiah Miller, "Iowa, Death Records, 1904-1951"
  • Jeremiah Miller in entry for Jeremiah Cornelius Miller, "Iowa, Death Records, 1904-1951"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    2 July 1846Pleasant Township, Fairfield, Ohio, United States
  • Children (5)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (3)

    World Events (8)

    1830 · The Second Great Awakening

    Age 3

    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.


    Age 16

    Historical Boundaries: 1843: Davis, Iowa Territory, United States 1846: Davis, Iowa, United States

    1857 · The State Capital moves to Des Moines

    Age 30

    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

    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.

    Possible Related Names

    Discover Even More

    As a nonprofit, we offer free help to those looking to learn the details of their family story.

    Create a free account to view more about your family.
    Create a FREE Account
    Search for Another Deceased Ancestor
    Share this with your family and friends.