Jacob S Miller

Brief Life History of Jacob S

When Jacob S Miller was born on 20 October 1813, in Pennsylvania, United States, his father, William Miller McManus, was 26 and his mother, Elizabeth Swoveland, was 21. He married Anna Dewitt about 1832, in United States. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Nimishillen Township, Stark, Ohio, United States in 1860 and Marion Township, Allen, Indiana, United States for about 10 years. He died on 9 January 1885, in Allen, Indiana, United States, at the age of 71, and was buried in Poe, Marion Township, Allen, Indiana, United States.

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Jacob S Miller
Anna Dewitt
Marriage: about 1832
Elizabeth Miller
William Miller
Henry M. Miller
Samuel Miller
Rebecca Miller
Isaac Miller
Adam Miller
Mary Miller
Caroline Miller
Sarah Miller
Charles Dewald Miller
Andrew D Miller
Phillip Wesley Miller
Harriet Miller

Sources (6)

  • Jacob Miller, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Jacob S. Miller, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Jacob S. Miller in entry for James S. Deel, "Indiana Marriages, 1780-1992"

World Events (8)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

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. 


Historical Boundaries: 1824: Allen, Indiana, United States

1832 · The Black Hawk War

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

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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