Last week I posted photos of the sons of my great-grandfather Jacob Miller. Today, some photos of Jacob Miller’s daughters.
Jacob Miller (1843-1918) was born in Bierbach, Bavaria. He married Sophia Goelzer there, but Sophia and their first child died during childbirth.
Jacob immigrated to America in 1871 and settled a couple miles north of Chattanooga, Ohio. He married Margaretha Strabel (1859-1882) in 1877 and they had two sons, Johann Peter “Pete” (1878-1957) and Christian “Chris” (1880-1911).
Jacob’s third marriage was to Christena Rueck (1858-1942) in 1882. Jacob and Christena had seven children: Maria “Mary” Regina (1884-1905), Jacob Jr (1885-1913), Catharine (1886-1895), John (1889-1964), “Caroline” Christine (1893-1988), “Carl” Frederick (1896-1973), and Clara (1899-1997).
Today, the four daughters of Jacob Miller:
Mary Miller (1884-1905), died from consumption, never married:
Catharine Miller (1886-1895), died of typhoid fever. Family members believe that she contracted the illness from drinking water from a well that had gone bad on the farm. They even say it was a well on the west side of the farm. I have no photos of Catharine Miller.
Caroline Miller (1893-1988), married Howard Caffee:
Clara Miller (1899-1997), married Johnny Reef:
Christena (Rueck) had a daughter before her marriage to Jacob Miller. Margaretha “Maggie” (Rueck) (1879-1962) was raised by Jacob and Christena with the other Miller children. Maggie married Michael Kallenberger.
Those are the children of Jacob Miller–5 sons and 4 daughters. And they left a legacy of many descendants.