Jacob Miller Mennonite Cemetery

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Jacob Miller Mennonite Cemetery

Also known as Miller II Cemetery

Location
Welland, Niagara Regional Municipality, Ontario, Canada
Memorials 5 added (60% photographed)

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The brothers Jacob and Henry Miller, Mennonite immigrants from York County, Pennsylvania, settled along the Niagara River Road in the late 1700s. Jacob, the minister and leader of this congregation, bought a tract from Henry Hoover. His brother, Henry, bought a tract that had belonged to John Garner. Regular Mennonite meetings were held at the home of Jacob and Barbara (Hershey) Miller, hence the name became known as "Jacob Miller's."

Jacob Miller worked closely with his friend Christian Newcomer from Maryland, and other revived Mennonite leaders that eventually found their way into the movement of the United Brethren in Christ. After Jacob Miller died in 1841 the congregation declined and eventually disappeared.

Mary, wife of John Miller, seems to be the first one buried at this place, in 1834. The Miller family gave the Willoughby Township the right of way to the property in 1964 and requested the Township to take over the maintenance of the family cemetery.

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GPS Coordinates: 43.03581, -79.02044

  • Added: 16 Feb 2017
  • Find A Grave Cemetery: #2635080