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Levi Macy Miller

Male 1826 - 1892


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  • Name  Levi Macy Miller  [1
    Alt. Birth  Abt 1823  New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Born  1 Apr 1826  Warren County, New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender  Male 
    Alt. Birth  1 Apr 1829  Warren County, New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Moved  1855  Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Census  1860  Franklin Township, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    • (Levi Miller was listed with Priscilla, lived with her and children: Edward, Susan, and Ida Miller, and farm hand Abram Leffler. The family was enumerated on two census forms:) Line #37, Dwelling #865, Family #820: Levi Miller, age 31, male, occupation farmer, value of real estate $5000, value of personal property $3223, born in New Jersey
    Census  1860  Franklin Township, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    2nd census page for family 
    • (The second image for Levi Miller's family listed daughter Ida Miller, and farmhand, Abram Leffler.)

      Abram Leffler, age 25, male, occupation farmhand, value of personal property $300, born in New Jersey
    Census  1880  Franklin Township, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • (Levi M. Miller was married to "Persil," living with her and children: "Ide," Otis, Wall, Mollie, Horace, "Clide," and Paul Miller:) Line Number 1, Dwelling Number 118, Family Number 108: Levi M. Miller, white, male, age 56, head of household, married, occupation farmer, born in New Jersey, father born in (nothing listed), mother born in (nothing listed)
    Cemetery Info/Epitaph  Des Moines County, Iowa, Cemetery Information  [7
    • Levi M. Miller; Born: (none); Died: 11 April 1892; Age: 63 years, 10 days; Line Number: 37; Loper Cemetery; Franklin Township
    Biography  1888  [4
    A Portrait and Biographical Album of Des Moines County, Iowa 
    • Levi M. Miller, a prominent farmer and stock-raiser residing on section 14, Franklin Township, and a citizen of Des Moines County, Iowa, since 1855, was born in Warren County, New Jersey, April 1, 1829, and is a son of Jacob and Rachel (Mackie) Miller, the father of German ancestry, and the mother a native of Pennsylvania, where her people were early settlers. This worthy couple were the parents of eight children: William, now deceased; Barney, a farmer near Pontiac, Mich.; John, now retired, and living at Harmony, New Jersey; Rosetta, deceased; Catherine, residing on the old homestead in Warren County, New Jersey; Levi M., the subject of this sketch; Amzi B., who is a resident of New Jersey; Henry, engaged in farming on the old New Jersey homestead. The father of these children departed this life in 1844 at the age of fifty-three years.

      His whole life was spent upon a farm, and he was a soldier in the War of 1812, receiving a land warrant in return for his services. His wife died in 1881 at the age of eighty-two years. The childhood days of Levi Miller were passed in his native county, and his education was received in its common schools. His marriage was celebrated in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania., in 1852, Miss Priscilla Espy becoming his wife. She is a native of that county and her parents both died there. Ten children have been born to Mr. and Mrs. Miller: Edward, born in Warren County, New Jersey; Susan E., wife of A. C. Mann, General Superintendent of the telegraph department at Davenport, Iowa; Ida, wife of Dr. J. P. Kaster, surgeon of the Sante Fe Railroad at Albuquerque, New Mexico; Otis, a farmer of Aurora County, Dakota [Territory]; Wallace, who is engaged in farming and mining at Independence, California; Horace G.; Clyde, a telegraph operator at Davenport, Iowa; Mary L., also a telegraph operator at the same place, and Paul, still residing with his parents; Clarence died at the age of eight months.

      While Des Moines County was yet in its infancy, Mr. Miller became one of its residents, purchasing 200 acres of partially improved land on section 14, Franklin Township, in 1855, which he immediately began to cultivate, and now has one of the finest farms in the community. A nice farm residence has been erected, his stock is of the best grades, and his out-buildings are models of convenience. Mr. Miller has held various township offices with credit to himself and satisfaction to his constituents. In politics he is a Republican, taking great interest in all political and public affairs, and he has been sent by his party as a delegate to the State convention. A fine musician, he has engaged as a vocal teacher, has taught all over this county, and from him many have learned the rudiments of vocal music. He was the leader of Miller's Glee Club, and his bright songs proved very effective during the campaigns. For many years Mr. Miller has been a member of the Masonic fraternity, and in every relation of life, public or private, has borne the repute of an upright man and a good citizen.
    The Biography of Levi Macy Miller (1826-1892)
    The Biography of Levi Macy Miller (1826-1892)
    Originally published in: Portrait and Biographical Album of Des Moines County, Iowa; Containing Biographical Sketches of Prominent and Representative Citizens of the County, Together with Biographies of all the Governors of the State, and of the Presidents of the United States (Acme Publishing, Chicago; 1888), pages 511-512. Book available on microfilm at the Sutro Library, San Francisco, California; it is also available in the databases at www.ancestry.com
    Died  11 Apr 1892  [7
    Buried  Loper Cemetery, Franklin Township, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I13600  All Families
    Last Modified  31 Mar 2015 

    Family  Priscilla Espy,   b. 13 Nov 1827, Nanticoke, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Apr 1910 
    Married  23 Dec 1852  Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 4
    Children 
     1. Edward Espy Miller,   b. Between 1852 and 1853, Warren County, New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Susan Amelia Miller,   b. Between 1854 and 1855, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    >3. Ida Miller,   b. 14 Jun 1857, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Apr 1929
     4. Lide Miller,   b. Abt 1858,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. John "Clarence" Miller,   b. 10 Mar 1859,   d. 13 Oct 1859
     6. Otis Miller,   b. Between Apr 1860 and May 1860, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     7. Wallace W. "Wall" Miller,   b. Abt 1863, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     8. Mary Lines "Mollie" Miller,   b. Abt 1865, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     9. Horace Greeley Miller,   b. 10 Dec 1866, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Nov 1955, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location
     10. Clyde Eugene Miller,   b. Abt 1870, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     11. Paul Samuel Miller,   b. Abt 1872, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified  21 Jan 2014 
    Family ID  F4864  Group Sheet

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      1860 US Census; Franklin Township, Des Moines County, Iowa; July 7, 1860; page 120; sheet 914; Post Office: Dodgeville

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