Henry Gilbert Miller

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HENRY GILBERT MILLER was born March 29, 1849, on the farm in Mahoning township, Armstrong county, where he still resides, and is successfully engaged in farming there in partnership with his brother. He is one of the prosperous citizens of his neighborhood, a public-spirited, useful member of the community, and commands the respect of all who know him.

Jacob Miller, his paternal grandfather, was born in eastern Pennsylvania, and settled in pioneer days at what is now Hawthorn, Clarion county, purchasing 100 acres of land upon which he lived and died. His son, Jacob, father of Henry G. Miller, was born in Clarion county, and was an early settler of Mahoning township, Armstrong county, where he purchased 120 acres of land owned by his father, cleared and improved most of it, and later added fifteen acres adjoining, from the Procious farm. He also owned a farm of 105 acres situated in Red Bank township. Though he accomplished more than the average by his industry and thrift, he died in his prime, on his homestead in Mahoning township, June 18, 1865, when forty-seven years old. He married Susanna Shick, who was born in Armstrong county, daughter of Jacob Shick, of Red Bank township, and died May 10, 1896, at the age of seventy-four years. Twelve children were born to this union, eight of whom grew to maturity, namely: Elizabeth, who married Joseph R. Himes; Christina, who married William Haupt; Henry Gilbert; Ellen, deceased, who married Jacob F. Markle; Caroline, deceased, who married Daniel E. Lankerd; Adam J., who married Rebecca Kunselman; Minerva, who married Jonas Yount; and Jacob F., who married Jessie Snyder and has two children.

Henry Gilbert Miller has spent all his life on the family homestead, where he and his brother Jacob now live and work together. The property at present comprises 130 acres of valuable land, all under a high state of cultivation, and it is considered one of the best farms in Mahoning township. It is underlaid with valuable coal deposits, which have been sold to the Fairmount Coal Company, of New Bethlehem. Both the Miller brothers deserve the reputation they have gained as thoroughly progressive farmers, and they are enterprising business men in the management of their various interests.

Source: Page 811, Armstrong County, Pa., Her People, Past and Present, J.H. Beers & Co., 1914
Transcribed October 1998 by James R Hindman for the Armstrong County Beers Project
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