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Emil Richard Wilhelm Miller
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Birth: Jan. 20, 1878, Germany
Death: Jul. 8, 1964
Waupaca County
Wisconsin, USA

Parents: Carl Mueller and Albertine Kolberg

Emil was born in Gross Tuchen, Pommern, Germany (today's Poland). His God Parents were Besitzer (farmer with small property Rumke(?) and Junggeselle (bachelor) John Kolberg and Jungfrau (virgin) Louise Burlaff all of Grosss Tuchen.

Emil came to America with his Aunt and Uncle, John and Bertha Kolberg via the S.S. Slavonia (Manifest ID, # 40365). They set sail (port of embarkation) in Stettin, now called Szczecin, a port on the Baltic Sea. He was traveling with his Uncle Johann, his Aunt Bertha and their son Paul Kolberg. They arrived in NY, on March 16, 1888. Emil, their nephew, age 10 is listed as Emil Kolberg, their son. It is not known why. The last place of redisence is listed as Damsdorf, Prussia., which may have actually been his Uncle's family residence. Info from Evelyn is that the Mueller family lived in Bytow, (now Butow) which is part of Poland and is 76 km. from present day Gdansk. The area they came from was Pommerana (Pomorze) meaning along the sea. A translated "permission slip" allowing Emil to come to the U.S. says: Emil Richard Wilhelm, son of Master Baker Carl Mueller from Gross Tuchen and his wife Albertine Kolberg was born on the 20th of January (baptized on the 29th) 1878. Marriage is officially certified. Gross Tuschen 15 February 1888 with signature an title of th person who at the time unable to translate."

On the 1900 Town of How, Oconto County, WI Census, Emil was a boarder (laborer) at House #167, living in his stepfather and mother's (Christ and Albertine Zaddock) household. There were twenty-one people listed as living in the home.

On April 9, 1901 from a Certificate of Natualization (No. 5047), Emil Miller (as his name is now spelled), became a citizen of the and "renounced forever all allegiance or fidelity to any foreign Prince, Potentate, State and Sovereignty, whatsoever and particularly to the Emporer of Germany." This was done at the 14th Judicial Circuit court in the city of Oconto, for the County of Oconto in the State of WI. This Certificate listed his birthplace as Germany in 1878 amd arrival to NY, in March 1888. The witnesses were Perter Don Levy and Herman Yakel.

(1906) Emil was a baptism sponsor for Otto Carl Herman Kolberg, son of John & Bertha Kolberg. Also listed is his Uncle Herman Kolberg and his sister martha Zaddack. On November 16, 1910, Marie's sister Bertha Kull married Leo Zaddack.

Evelyn Miller Race recalls that her father Emil, formally attended school through the second grade. When he was old enough to work, Emil got a job as an accountant in a fish factory. In Chicago he met Marie Kull. After a short courtship they were married on June 08, 1910. He sold his land in WI and bought a beautiful home in Chicago near Lincoln Park.

September 12, 1918: WWI Draft Registration Cards 1917-1918, IL, , City of Chicago Page 84 Draft Card M:
Emil Richard Miller 904 North Drake, Chicago, Cook County, IL, - age 40 d.o.b. Jan 20, 1878, naturalized U.s. Citizen-occupation fish packer ??, Chicago, C.D. Benson , 648 Randolph , Chicago IL, nearest relative:Mrs. Marie Miller, 904 Drake, Chicago. Emil Miller is listed as medium height and build, blue eyes, dark hair, no distinguishing marks.

Emil and Marie lived in IL, after their marriage. However, on the 1930 census, they lived in the Town of How, Oconto County, WI. Emil was a farmer. By 1920 Emil had moved to Suring, WI and is listed as a laborer living at the home headed by Christian Zaddack. (The 1920 census also stated that the number of Pomeranians in WI was much larger than in any other state).

Memories of Emil according to children:
Per EMMA (daughter):
While living in IL, , Emil was a bookkeeper for a Fish Company on Market Street in Chicago. Shortly before or during the stock market crash caused by the Great Depression, Emil moved the family to Suring, WI believing that the country air might improve his wife's health.

Per EDWIN (son):
Moving to Suring meant that Emil had to sell a great deal of personal belongings, including his car, to provide for the care of his wife. Emil walked to Suring daily to buy the necessary morphne to manage Albertine's pain prior to her death.

Per DOROTHY (granddaughter):
Emil was a quiet man. By 1945, Emil worked as a bookkeeper at a local cheese factory and was living with her parents in the Suring area.When her parents moved to a farm near Manawa, Emil moved with them. He often fished on Wolf River. Emil never complained about the problems in his life. He helped on the farm by doing chored and household duties. Several years prior to his death, Emil suffered a stroke while taking a walk. He lived out his last days at a home for the aged.
Family links: 
  Carl Miller/Mueller
  Albertine Kolberg Miller/Mueller (1849 - 1922)
  Marie Kull Miller (1881 - 1935)
  Edwin Emil Richard (Mueller) Miller (1911 - 1966)*
  Evelyn Miller Race (1913 - ____)*
  Otto Hugo Emmanuel Mueller/Miller (1878 - 1882)*
  Emil Richard Wilhelm Miller (1878 - 1964)
  Paul Mueller/Miller (1879 - ____)*
  Alma Ida Marta Mueller/Miller Schuettpelz (1880 - 1971)*
  Marta* Olga Hedwig Mueller/Miller Zaddack (1881 - 1956)*
*Calculated relationship
Saint Johns Evangelical Lutheran Cemetery
Oconto County
Wisconsin, USA
Created by: Michelle
Record added: Dec 09, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 81752041
Emil Richard Wilhelm Miller
Added by: Andrew Daft
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