Mary Miller

21 July 1802–8 August 1877 (Age 75)
Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Mary

When Mary Miller was born on 21 July 1802, in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, Benjamin Brubaker Miller, was 31 and her mother, Elizabeth Long Kauffman, was 33. She married Jacob Nissley on 15 December 1818, in Lancaster, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. She died on 8 August 1877, in Mechanicsburg, Cumberland, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Churchtown, Cumberland, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Jacob Nissley
Mary Miller
Marriage: 15 December 1818
Elizabeth Miller Nissley
Benjamin Niesley
Jacob K Niesley
David Niesley
Maria C Nissley
Christian B Niesly

Spouse and Children

15 December 1818
Lancaster, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States


    Elizabeth Miller Nissley


    Benjamin Niesley


    Jacob K Niesley


    David Niesley


    Maria C Nissley


+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings



+2 More Children

World Events (7)


Age 1

France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.

Age 4

Mechanicsburg derives its name from the settling of mechanics who repaired and made wagons in the early 1800’s. It has continued to be a transportation hub through rail – from the Cumberland Valley Railroad to today’s Norfolk Southern lines – and roadways – Interstates 76, 81, 83 and US Routes 11 & 15. With the confluence of major road systems, these routes make Mechanicsburg easily accessible to all major metropolitan areas of the East Coast. Mechanicsburg is within a 30 minute drive to Harrisburg/Hershey and within a two hour drive of Philadelphia, PA; Baltimore, MD; and Washington, DC.
1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 23

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.

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)

  • 1860 United States Federal Census
  • Ancestry Family Trees
  • Web: Pennsylvania, Find A Grave Index, 1682-2012

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