Tag Archive: Miller

Nov 15

Tombstone Tuesday–Christena Miller

Christena Miller, 1858-1945, Chattanooga Mausoleum

Christena Miller, 1858-1945, is inscribed on the crypt of Christina Miller in the Chattanooga Mausoleum, Liberty Township, Mercer County, Ohio. The mausoleum is located at the west side of Zion Lutheran Cemetery, a little southeast of Chattanooga. Christina’s husband, Jacob, is buried next to her in the mausoleum. Christina (Rueck) Miller passed away on 17 …

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Nov 11

Thank a Veteran Today

Veterans Day w Eagle

Today is Veterans Day, a day to honor and thank all US veterans. Veterans Day was originally called Armistice Day, created to commemorate of the end of World War I. Fighting between the Allied Nations and Germany was ceased on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918. That date is generally …

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Nov 04

The Müllers–Generations of Shepherds

"Shepherd in Fagaras Mountains, Romania" Photo courtesy of Darwinek, Wikimedia.

Several years ago, when I first began to research my Müller ancestors, I just assumed that it would be a rather simple process to trace my German lineage. After all, I knew that one all-important fact, the name of my immigrant ancestor’s home town. Any researcher will tell you that you can’t research across the …

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Oct 14

Bierbach–Jacob Müller’s Hometown

Bierbach, Germany, and the surrounding area

A couple weeks ago I wrote about the immigration of my great-grandfather Jacob Müller/Miller. He was born and lived in Bierbach, Kingdom of Bavaria (now Germany). What was the little village of Bierbach like during the time Jacob lived there? Bierbach was part of the Bavarian Pfalz, also called the Palatinate. It is located in …

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Oct 07

Family Quilts

Quilt made by Chrintina Rueck & Rosina (Schinnerer) Schumm c1881.

This week I have an interesting story that connects both sides of my family, the Millers and the Schumms, long before my parents were ever married. This story involves my great-grandmother Christina Rueck, before she and Jacob Miller married. It also involves my mom’s side of the family, the Schumms. The Schumms were from Ruppertshofen, …

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