Tag Archive: Miller

Aug 23

Oil Workers, A.O. Co., Oil Center, California, 1911

Adventure and the quest for fortune have always been alluring to some young men. In the early 1900s the news of the oil strikes and oil fields out West was enough to lure two farm boys from rural Mercer County, Ohio, westward, on a quest to make their fortunes. Those two young men, Christian “Chris” Miller and Jacob Miller Jr, were my great-uncles, brothers of my grandfather Carl Miller. They left their farm life to work in the oil fields of Texas, Oklahoma, and California around 1910.

May 28

Tombstone Tuesday for Memorial Day

Today, some Memorial Day cemetery photos.

Jul 20

Stripping the Bed

I really like quilts. All quilts. But my particular favorites are antique quilts. And I am fortunate to have a few very special antique quilts that were made by my grandma Schumm, my great-grandma Miller, my mother, and a great-grandaunt. A couple knowledgeable quilt people have told me one of the best ways to store …

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May 19

Two Christina Miller Family Photos, c1920 & c1933

Here are two old Miller photos, photos of my great-grandmother Christina (Rueck) Miller with some of her descendants. Christina (1858-1945) is in both photos and perhaps these were taken at a family reunion or some time when part of the family had gathered together. Unfortunately the photos were not labeled. Not even the date was …

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May 12

Mothers in My Family Through the Years

Today I am posting photos of mothers on both sides of my family to honor their memories for Mother’s Day this coming Sunday. My mom and I: My grandmother Hilda (Scaer) Schumm with her three daughters: My great-grandmother Lizzie (Schinnerer) Scaer with her granddaughter Amy (my aunt Amy). Sarah (Breuninger) Schumm, my great-grandmother, mother of …

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