28 January 2011

Miller's of Lorain County, Ohio

Individual Report for Nathan Branch Miller

Name: Nathan Branch Miller

Sex: M

Individual Information
Birth: 18 Jun 1849 - Medina County, Ohio (1)
Death: 20 Apr 1923 - Wellington, Wellington Township, Lorain County, Ohio (2)
Burial: 22 Apr 1923 - Wellington Township, Lorain County, Ohio (3)

Events

1. He appeared on the census in 1860 in Amherst, Amherst Township, Lorain County, Ohio. (4) The 1860 census for this family included the following:
Miller, Nathan (11 M born in Ohio).

2. He appeared on the census in 1880 in Wellington Township, Lorain County, Ohio. (5) 1880 Census shows Nathan MILLER, Son (W M 30 Single Ohio Massachusetts New York), Farmer.

3. He appeared on the census on 1 Jun 1900 in Wellington Township, Lorain County, Ohio. (6) 1900 Census shows MILLER, Nathan B., Head, White, Male, June 1849, 50, Married, 16 years, Ohio Massachusetts NewYork, Farmer, 0 months not employed, Can read, Can write, Can speak English, Owned, Free, Farm, #11 on the farm schedule;  Elisabeth, Wife, White, Female, Oct 1853, 46, Married, 16 years, Mother of  9 children, 9 living, Ohio Germany Germany, Can read, Can write, Can speak
English;  Herbert C., Son, White, Male, Mar 1885, 15, Single, Ohio Ohio Ohio, At school, Attended school 9 months, Can read, Can write, Can speak English; Laura M., Daughter, White, Female, Mar 1886, 14, Single, Ohio Ohio Ohio, At school, Attended school 9 months, Can read, Can write, Can speak
English; Minerva A., Daughter, White, Female, April 1887, 13, Single, Ohio Ohio Ohio, At school, Attended school 9 months, Can read, Can write, Can speak English; Rollin J., Son, White, Male, Feb 1888, 12, Single, Ohio Ohio Ohio, At school, Attended school 9 months, Can read, Can write, Can speak English;
Lida E., Daughter, White, Female, April 1889, 11, Single, Ohio Ohio Ohio, At school, Attended school 9 months, Can read, Can write, Can speak English; Clara B., Daughter, White, Female, Aug 1892, 7, Single, Ohio Ohio Ohio, At school, Attended school 9 months, Can read, Can write, Can speak English;
Archie N., Son, White, Male, July 1895, 4, Single, Ohio Ohio Ohio; Wesley D., Son, White, Male, Aug 1876, 3, Single, Ohio Ohio Ohio; and L. G., Son, White, Male, Mar 1899, 1, Single, Ohio Ohio Ohio. They were enumerated in Wellington Township, Lorain County, Ohio.

4. He appeared on the census on 15 Apr 1910 in Wellington Township, Lorain County, Ohio. (7) 1910 Census shows MILLER, Nathan B., Head, Male, White, 61, Married, 25 years, Ohio Massachusetts NewYork, speaks English, Farmer, General Farm, Employer, Can read, Can write, Owns, Free, Farm, #87 on the farm schedule; Elizabeth D., Wife, Female, White, 55, Married, 26 years, Mother of 9
children, 9 living, Ohio Germany(German) Germany(German), speaks English, No Occupation, Can read, Can write; Minerva A., Daughter, Female, White, 23, Single, Ohio Ohio Ohio, speaks English, School Teacher, Public School, Worker, Not out of work on April 15, 1910, 0 weeks out of work in 1909, Can read, Can write; Rollin J., Son, Male, White, 22, Single, Ohio Ohio Ohio, speaks English, Farm Laborer, Home Farm, Worker, Not out of work on April 15, 1910, 0 weeks out of work in 1909, Can read, Can write; Clara Belle, Daughter, Female, 17, Single, Ohio Ohio Ohio, speaks English, No Occupation, Can read, Can write, Attended school sometime since Sept. 1, 1909; Archie N., Son, Male, 14, Single, Ohio Ohio Ohio, speaks English, No Occupation, Can read, Can write, Attended school sometime since Sept. 1,
1909; Wesley D., Son, Male, 13, Single, Ohio Ohio Ohio, speaks English, No Occupation, Can read, Can write, Attended school sometime since Sept. 1, 1909; L. G. Newton, Son, Male, 11, Single, Ohio Ohio Ohio, speaks English, No Occupation, Can read, Can write, Attended school sometime since Sept. 1,
1909; and DUTY, Harvey, Hired Man, White, Male, 34, Single, Ohio Germany(German) Germany(German), speaks English, Farm Laborer, Working Out, Worker, Not out of work on April 15, 1910, 0 weeks out of work in 1909, Can read, Can write. They were enumerated on Road No. 1, West N., in Wellington Township, Lorain County, Ohio.

5. Biogr. Essay: A Standard History of Lorain County Ohio, 1916, Lorain County, Ohio. (8)

NATHAN MILLER
Of those farm homes in Wellington Township which represent the last word in improvement, cotivation, fertitlity and skillful management, the Nathan Miller farm is one of special interest, not only because it represents those various qualitites enumerated, but also because it is the home of one of the sterling citizens of Lorain County.
Born in Lorain County, Ohio, June 29, 1849, Nathan Miller is a son of Silas and Lydia (Branch) Miller. The family are of New England stock. His grandfather, Ephraim Miller, was born in Masssachusetts, and came out to Ohio at the advanced age of eighty-six, and lived to be ninety-three. The maternal grandfather, Nathan Branch, was a native of New York state, lived for a number of years in Ohio, but finally moved to Michigan where he died. Nathan Branch was both a farmer and physician. Silas Miller was born in Massachusetts, Aprill 2, 1802 and died June 1, 1883. He came from Medina County, Ohio in 1839, took up a farm, afterwards sold it and moved to Russia Township in Lorain County in 1851, where he acquired land at $10 an acre.
After two years he sold his farm for $25 an acre and his nextr home was on a farm in Amherst, and in 1864 he moved to Wellington Township, where he established his permanent home on a farm of 174 acres and lived there until his death. Silas Miller married for his first wife, Cynthia Holcomb, and they were the parents of three children, one of whom is still living. He was married in Medina County to Lydia Branch, who was born in 1809 and died in April, 1886. By that union there were five children, and the two no living are Lucinda Whitehead, wife of a gardener in Penfield Township of Lorain County; and Mrs. Nathan Miller. Both parents were members of the Congregational Church and Silas Miller was a republican in politics.
Nathan Miller acquired his early education in the district schools at Amherst and at Wellington. He grew up on a farm, took to that vocation naturally, and though he started out on a modest scale he has acquired a
prosperity that speaks well of his persistent industry and his good judgement. He now owns 475 acres of land, including his father's old homestead. He bought out the other heirs to this place for $8,150 and for
many years has conducted his farming operations on a broad and extensive scale. While engaged in general farming he also conducts a dairy of about forty cows, and has altogether some eighty five head of cattle. He
specializes in the thoroughbred Holstein. In the course of his many years of residence in Wellington Township Mr. Miller has effected numerous improvements, and he and his family now reside in a very fine country home.
In 1883 he married Miss Elizabeth Dute, a daughter of Casper Dute, who was born in Germany, but spent his active career as a farmer in Amherst Township. Mr and Mrs. Miller had nine children: Herbert C. who lives on his father's farm, married Blanche myers, and they have three children, Grace, Harold and Harriet E.; Laura, wife of Don Barber, who is employed in the post office at Wellington, and they have one child, Robert; Minerva, who is a typist and makes her home with her father; Rollin, at home; Lida, widow of
A.L. Bacon regerence to whom is made on other pages; Clara, who married William Warren, has one child, Ralph and lives on a farm in Russia Township; Archie at home; Wesley at home; and L.G. who is attending school. The family are members of the Baptist Church and in politics Mr. Miller is a Republican.

6. Death Certificate: #27468, 21 Apr 1923, Wellington Township, Lorain County, Ohio. (9)

Parents
Father: Silas F. Miller (1802-1883)
Mother: Lydia Branch (1810-1886)

Spouses and Children
1. *Elizabeth Dute (7 Oct 1854 - 5 Jul 1930) (10)
Marriage: 1883 - Lorain County, Ohio (11)

Children:
1. Herbert Casper Miller (1885-1949)
2. Laura M. Miller (1886-1963)
3. Minerva Aurelia Miller (1887-1979)
4. Rollin James Miller (1888-1928)
5. Lida Edna Miller (1889-1971)
6. Clara Elizabeth Miller (1893-1976)
7. Archie Nathan Miller (1895-1957)
8. Wesley Dute Miller (1896-1978)
9. L. G. Newton Miller (1899-1989)

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