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Israel Miller
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Birth: Aug. 26, 1819
Palmyra
Lebanon County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Oct. 24, 1891
Seville
Medina County
Ohio, USA

Israel Miller, a son of Christopher Miller and Susannah Killinger, was born 26 Aug 1819 in Palmyra, Lebanon Co., PA. He died 24 Oct 1891 in Guilford township, near Seville, in Medina County, Ohio. He married 8 Feb 1844 in Palmyra, Elizabeth Forrer.

Mr. Miller was a Union veteran of the Civil War, serving with Company D 120th OVI. He enlisted as a Private 22 Aug 1862 at the age of 43. Of further, he enlisted 15 Oct 1862 with Co. D 120th Ohio Inf. from which he was granted a disability discharge (Surgeon's certificate of disability) on 12 Apr 1863 at Milliken's Bend, Louisiana (see 1890 census).

Civil War Pension Record.
Israel Miller, Co. D 120th Ohio Inf. Invalid filed 29 Nov 1879, state of residence omitted.

Headstones Provided for Deceased Union Civil War Veterans, 1879-1903.
Miller. Israel | Pvt D 120th Regt.| Ohio Inf. | Cemetery | at Orrville,| Ohio | Grave ___ | Date of Death Oct 24-1891 | Headstone supplied by | Gross Brothers, Lee Mass., Contact Dated Sept. 5, 1891.

Mr. Miller was enumerated on the following Ohio census reports: 1850 Census, Sugar Creek Twp., Wayne Co. Ohio, p78: Israel Miller, 29, PA, farmer; Elisabeth, 25, PA. Children born in Ohio: Susanna 4, Matty 2, Henry 1 year. --1860 Census, Sugar Creek Twp., Wayne Co., Ohio, p95: Isiah Miller 30 PA, laborer; Elizabethe 34 PA; Susanna 14, Mercy 12, David 7, Christopher 1 year. -- 1870 Census, Baughman Twp., Wayne Co., Ohio, p12 : Israel Miller 50 PA, farmer; Elizabeth 45 PA; Martha 22 OH, Christopher 10 OH; Abrahame 8 OH; Elizabethe 4 OH; Sarah 2 OH; additional members of the household -- William Stauffer 24 OH, farm laborer. -- 1880 Census, Green Twp., Wayne Co., Ohio, p204: Israel Miller, age 64 PA, farmer, parents born PA; Elisabeth, wife, age 53 PA, parents born PA; David, son, single, age 26 OH, works on farm; Christopher, son, single, age 21 OH, works on farm; Abram, son, single, age 20 OH, works on farm; Elisabeth, daughter, age 14 OH; Sarah C., daughter, age 12 OH.

He was last enumerated on the 1890 Special Schedules of the Eleventh Census Enumerating Union Veterans and Widows of Union Veterans of the Civil War, as a resident of Seville PO, Guilford Twp., Medina Co., Ohio [NARA, 1890 Roll: 72, p2, line 23]: Israel Miller: Private, Co. D 120th Ohio Inf. Service: 22 Aug 1862 - 12 Apr 1863; 8m, 16d. Disability Incurred: Wounded Lef Leg Ex Shell, Run O. Bat Team. Remarks: Varicose veins, (illegible).

The 120th Regt. OVI.
Wooster Republican 21 Aug 1862 | Five new Companies in Wayne county | "Five more new military companies have been organized in Wayne county under authority from the Governor, and are now fast filling up, some of them having very nearly the minimum number." | "All these companies ought to be immediately filled up; and will be by draft if not by volunteers. The officers are all good men for the positions and every able bodied young man in the county should at once place his name on one or another of these companies, until they are full." | Hardesty's Richland: (George Stake biography page 486) "The regiment was assigned to the 3d brigade, 4th division, General Long's corps. They were ordered from Mansfield, Ohio , to Covington, Kentucky, and at the end of a month went by steamers to Memphis Tennessee." | Letter from James B. Taylor, 2nd Lieut.

Wooster Republican, 27 Nov 1862 | From the 120th Ohio (to) E. Foreman | Dear Sir: To fulfill a promise made you on our departure from Wooster, as well as to afford the kind friends of the 120th the pleasure of hearing from us, I have seated myself amidst the noise and tumult occasioned by the preparations which are being made for a move, to write you "a wee small letter." Under such circumstances my epistle must necessarily be disconnected. "Perhaps it may turn out a song, Perhaps turn out a sermon." | You have doubtless heard that we left Camp Mansfield--that we came to Covington and have been guarding the city and fortifications against an approaching enemy, who is yet far distant--that we are comfortably quartered in good barracks &c. None of this would be news to your readers. The health of the regiment is tolerably good, no cases of serious illness, yet many are afflicted with "mumps." | The prospects of a move soon clears the hospital One week ago we received marching orders for Memphis, expected to leave the next day. The order was subsequently countermanded, but to-day was again issued. We leave to-morrow morning. The boys are exceedingly tired of Covington, and as anxious to leave. Being well acquainted with the history of the 16th Ohio, the boys greatly feared that we would be sent in the direction of Bowling Green. By the way we had the extreme pleasure of meeting the 16th on lst Saturday. DeCourcey's whole Brigade lay here from Friday evening until Sabbath. They left here for Louisville. They received their pay on their way down from the Kanawha Valley. | The boys were in fine spirits, and, as ever ready for fight. The 120th knows but little about war, nothing more than to lie on pine boards in warm barracks, live on good rations, stand guard and drill three or four hours per day. We will soon experience the reality, and in my next I may perhaps have a different picture to paint. We entered the army "for better or for worse," we have had the better, hence we will wait patiently for the "worse." | In one of your last papers I see that Capt. Downing has furnished you with a list of the names of his company. I herewith send you the names of company H, which you may publish if you deem expedient. Our 1st Lieutenant Bryan Grant, has not been with the regiment since we left Camp Mansfield, nor have we heard from him, suppose he is unable to join the regiment. | I will write again when we will have marched to Memphis. | Truly yours, | Lieut. J. B. Taylor

The Wooster Republican, 14 June 1899, was an account of the 31st annual reunion of the 120th Regiment O.V.I. which was held at Perrysville, Ohio on 6 June. At the reunion a letter from John McClernand was read: "Springfield, Ill, June 2, 1899 | Lieutenant J.P. Van Nest, Secretary, | Dear Comrade | I greet with thanks your letter requesting a message of remembrance to my surviving comrades of the 120th O.V. Infantry, to be read on the occasion of their Reunion, on the 6th instant. As the weight of years and infirmity will deny me the pleasure of personally joining them on that occasion, I have great pleasure in complying with your request. | The conspicuous and important part borne by the 120th Ohio Regiment in the assault upon and the capture of Arkansas Post in the entirety of its Garrison, defenses and stores, is still fresh in my memory. The feat was a coup de main, eliciting the applause of President Lincoln, who wrote me that the "Success was both brilliant and valuable. In fact its value was enhanced by the consideration, that the coup came upon the heel of disaster sustained by the National arms both upon the Mississippi and Potomac. The feat was potent in restoring our military prestige. | Please convey to my surviving comrades of the 120th Regiment, the assurance of my grateful remembrance of their valor and patriotic devotion in the time that tried men's souls. | Your Old Commander and Comrade, | John A. McClernand

 
 
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 Parents:
  Christopher Miller (1786 - 1866)
  Susannah Killinger Miller (1794 - 1879)
 
 Spouse:
  Elizabeth Forrer Miller (1824 - 1891)
 
 Children:
  David Kammerer Miller (1853 - 1926)*
  Christopher C. Miller (1859 - 1945)*
  Eliza Anna Miller McNutt (1865 - 1929)*
  Sarah Catherine Miller (1868 - 1928)*
 
 Siblings:
  Lucy Ann Miller (1814 - 1815)*
  Thomas Miller (1815 - 1815)*
  John Miller (1816 - 1898)*
  Israel Miller (1819 - 1891)
  Henry Miller (1821 - 1884)*
  Susannah Miller Stauffer (1825 - 1912)*
  Christopher Miller (1828 - 1920)*
  Rosannah Miller Gilbert (1828 - 1851)*
  Frances Miller McKinley (1831 - 1855)*
  Mary Margaret Miller Calvin (1834 - 1868)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Note: Special thanks to Ed Starling for providing the cemetery with Mr. Miller's vital statistics.
 
Burial:
Mound Hill Cemetery
Seville
Medina County
Ohio, USA
Plot: 2N 448:3
 
Created by: Laurie H
Record added: Jan 17, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 32989621
Israel Miller
Added by: Ed Starling
 
Israel Miller
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Israel Miller
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