Leah Sarah Miller

22 May 1824–28 July 1896 (Age 72)
Berks, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Leah Sarah

When Leah Sarah Miller was born on 22 May 1824, in Berks, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, Samuel Miller, was 31 and her mother, Anna Maria Moyer, was 27. She married John Miller about 1840, in Berks, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. She died on 28 July 1896, in Penn Township, Berks, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Reading, Berks, Pennsylvania, United States.

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John Miller
Leah Sarah Miller
Marriage: about 1840
Adam Miller
Jacob Miller

Spouse and Children

about 1840
Berks, Pennsylvania, United States


    Adam Miller


    Jacob Miller


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World Events (7)

1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 1

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.
1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 6

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 22

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

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)

  • Leah Miller in household of John Miller, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Leah Kantner in household of Joel Kantner, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Leah in entry for Albert Miller, "Pennsylvania Births and Christenings, 1709-1950"

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