|Birth: ||Apr. 27, 1837|
Oslo fylke, Norway
|Death: ||Nov. 18, 1898|
Charles Miller was born April 27, 1837, at Christina, Norway, to Andrew Peter Miller (Moller) and Inger Andera Alamen. He died November 18, 1898 at Elsinore, Utah.
He arrived in Utah about 1865. He was married November 25, 1868 to Isabelle Thurston in the Old Endowment House in Salt Lake City.
Charles' father died when he was 9 months old and his mother died when he was 9 years old.
When he was a young man he traveled with two elders in the north of Norway. He was a good singer and helped the elders by singing the songs of Zion, at their meetings. While in the North, he contracted pneumonia and had trouble with his lungs the rest of his life. He was the only one in his family to join the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. One brother, Adolph, came to Salt Lake City to live but never joined the church.
After their marriage, Charles and Isabelle lived for a few years in Salt Lake City and Cottonwood, Utah; they also lived at Ephraim, Annabella for some time before moving to Elsinore in about 1878, where they made a permanent home.
Charles carried the mail from Elsinore to Joseph City before the railroad came to Sevier Valley; he also hauled milk for some time from Elsinore to a creamery in Brooklyn. For many years he was a janitor for the L.D.S. Church in Elsinore. At that time they used oil lamps that were in brackets on the wall. After each night meeting, the lamps were taken down, filled with oil and the chimney would have to be cleaned and polished. They used wood stoves and it was his job to chop the wood and keep fires going for all the meetings. There was a church bell to ring one half hour before Sunday School and Sacrament Meeting and at the time the meeting started, he rang.
He was the father of nine children, four boys (Charles, Edwin, William and Heber) and five girls (Sarah, Mary Ann,
Nellie, Ingbar Lodica and Ellen).
We didn't have many luxuries, but always had plenty of plain food and clothes we could go to church and school in.
Charles died at the age of 61 years after an illness of 6 years, at Elsinore, Utah.
History of Charles Miller, Pioneer of 1865.
Written by his daughter: Nellie Miller Cox
Daughter of the Utah Pioneers
Shelley Camp #2, North Bingham Co. Idaho
Submitted by: Mary Koonce Francis
Isabelle Thurston Miller (1847 - 1919)
Charles Henry Miller (1869 - 1884)*
Sarah Anne Miller Mortensen (1872 - 1931)*
Mary Ann Miller Larsen (1874 - 1967)*
Edwin Thore Miller (1877 - 1948)*
William Adolph Miller (1879 - 1955)*
Heber J Miller (1885 - 1967)*
Nellie Catherine Miller Cox (1887 - 1985)*
Ellen Miller (1890 - 1907)*
Created by: For Get Me Not
Record added: Dec 16, 2008
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