M. Miller

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M. Miller, a farmer of Kiskiminetas township, Armstrong county, was born near his present home in that township Aug. 10, 1853, son of Matthias and Susan (Shett) Miller.

Grandfather Miller came from Ireland at an early day, locating in what is now Kiskiminetas township, in what was then Westmoreland county.

Matthias Miller was born in Pennsylvania, as was his wife. They had eight children, all of whom survive, and of this family M. Miller is the fifth child. The father was a farmer. The Lutheran Church held his membership. On the maternal side M. Miller traces his ancestry back to those of German birth.

M. Miller attended the common schools until he was twenty years old. After farming for some years on rented land, in 1901 Mr. Miller bought 130 acres of land, on which he located. This has since continued to be his home. It is a part of the old Anderson homestead, the property of his father-in-law, Henry Anderson, who died in 1899, after having been a successful farmer for many years. The Anderson family is numbered among the pioneer ones of Armstrong county. After the death of Mr. Anderson who had lived upon his homestead until his death, the estate was settled and placed on the market. Mr. Miller is numbered among the leading farmers of his locality. For several years he has been supervisor of his township and a member of the school board, having been elected to both offices on the Democratic ticket. Since casting his first vote he has been faithful to the interests of this party.

On March 8, 1880, Mr. Miller married, at Elder�s Ridge, Susan Anderson.

Source: Page 766 Armstrong County, Pa., Her People, Past and Present, J.H. Beers & Co., 1914
Transcribed September 1998 by Kathy Zagorac for the Armstrong County Beers Project
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