Category Archive: Miller

Sep 23

Thank You, Jacob Miller!

Jacob Miller (1843-1918) photo c1900

Nearly two decades ago, when I first seriously started researching my family history, I wanted to find immigration information about my great-grandfather Jacob Miller. On what ship did he travel? When and where did he arrive? I knew he immigrated sometime in the last half of the 19th century but I didn’t know the exact details. …

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Sep 20

Tombstone Tuesday–Marie (Kessler) Mueller

Marie (Kessler) Mueller (1811-1886) St. Paul's UCC Cemetery, Mercer County, Ohio

This is the tombstone of Marie (Kessler) Mueller, located in row 1 of St. Paul’s UCC Cemetery. The cemetery is on the corner of Wabash and Oregon Roads in Liberty Township, Mercer County, Ohio. The gravestone is inscribed Marie Mueller, geb. Kesler, Ehefrau von Johann Mueller, Geb. 9 Dec 1811, Gest. 26 May 1886, Alter …

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Aug 19

Black Creek’s Black Gold

Pumpjack in Indiana about 4 miles from Chattanooga (2011)

Black gold, devil’s tar, earth oil, flowing gold, fossil oil, rock oil–these were all terms for what we now call petroleum or crude oil that were used in the early part of the 20th century.  Ohio led the nation in oil production for several years around the turn of the century and Mercer County helped make …

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Aug 09

Tombstone Tuesday–Catharine Muller

Catharine Muller (1886-1895) Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Chattanooga, Mercer County, Ohio

This is the tombstone of Catharine Muller, located in row 7 of Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Chattanooga, Mercer County, Ohio. The inscription on the tombstone is: Hier ruhet in Gott [Here rests in God] Catharina, tochter von [daughter of] Jakob & C Muller, gest [died] 7 Mar 1895, alter [age] 8 jahr [years], 5 mon [months], …

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Aug 02

Tombstone Tuesday– Maria R. Muller

Maria Regina Muller, Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Mercer County, Ohio. Died 10 March 1905, Aged 21 years, 17 days.

This is the tombstone of Maria R. Muller, the oldest child of my great-grandparents, Jacob & Christina Muller/Miller. Muller is inscribed on the base of the tombstone in large letters. The stone itself is inscribed Maria R., tochter [daughter] of J. und C. Muller, Gest [died] Mar 10, 1905, aged 21 years, 17 days. Maria …

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