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John Miller (1818 - 1885)

John Miller (1818 - 1885)

trish (View posts)
Posted: 1035129007000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Miller Switzer
Looking for the parents and siblings of John Miller (1818-1885). Census records indicate that John immigrated from England (possibly Lenham Co. Kent) to Upper Canada. He eventually settled in McNab Twp, but am not sure whether he settled elsewhere first. Not sure whether he immigrated with his family or on his own, but do know he immigrated before 1838 since he married Hannah Switzer in Ontario in 1838. John and Hannah and most of their children immigrated to Pennsylvania in the late 1860's.

There are other Miller families in both Lanark and Renfrew Counties. Looking for possible connections to these families.

I would appreciate any information on this family.


Re: John Miller (1818 - 1885)

Posted: 1354573622000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1354573729000
Surnames: Norris, Cross, Miller
I have a great-great-great-grandfather by the name of John Miller with the same birth and death dates who I've been attempting to find information on for some time. To the best I've been able to trace, he had two children: John G and Lewis J. The only difference here is that according to my records he had a wife by the name of Barbara (Giesler) Miller, although it wouldn't have been uncommon in those days for partners to die and the survivors remarry.

Does this help at all?

Re: John Miller (1818 - 1885)

Posted: 1354629028000
Classification: Query
John Miller the younger, son of John Miller and Hannah Switzer, was born abt. 1849 in McNab Twp. and moved to Ross Twp. about 1871 or 1872. On Dec 3, 1872 he married Margaret Elizabeth Rose, daughter of William Rose and Ann Bennett. They were back in McNab Twp when their second son,William L. Miller, was born in 1876. John Miller the younger was listed as a mill owner on the birth registration.

By 1881 Margaret and Elizabeth were in Ross Twp. again and the 1881 census lists his occupation as "sowing machine agent". I don't think that was a misspelling. He was probably an agent for a farm machinery manufacturer.

Before 1891 the Millers left Ross Twp. In 1919 they were in Stonewall, Manitoba where John Miller the younger had a farm.

My interest in this family is peripheral. William Rose, father-in-law of John Miller the younger, was step-father to my grandfather.

Don McLaughlin
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