Magdalena <I>Lehman</I> Miller

Magdalena Lehman Miller

Death 1817 (aged 86–87)
Brothersvalley Township, Somerset County, Pennsylvania, USA
Burial Brothersvalley Township, Somerset County, Pennsylvania, USA
Memorial ID 81832239 · View Source
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Magdalena married John "Hannes" Miller Sr. (born in Europe) on 01 Jan 1748 in Somerset County*, Pennsylvania. Her husband was also known as "Indian John" or "Crippled John" or "Wounded John," because he was wounded by the Indians when they were taking the family of Jacob Hostetler into captivity. Magdalena and John had eleven children--5 sons and 6 daughters, all born in Somerset County. Their names are:

Barbara Miller Hochstetler--- married Jacob Hochstetler

John "Hannas" Miller, Jr. --- married Veronica "Freny" Yoder

Jacob "Yockel" Miler --- married Anna Stutzman Miler

Peter --- married his sister-in-law, Mary Stutzman (Anna's sister)

"Glades" Christian Miller ---married Freny Blough?

Joseph ---married Barbara Speicher (2 of his sister's married Barbara's brothers)

Catherine ---married Jacob Kauffman

Maria or Mary ---married John Schrock, Jr.

Veronica or Freny -- married Christian Speicher (brother of Joseph's wife Barbara)

Susanna (?) ---married Christian Mishler

Elizabeth -- married Joseph Speicher (brother of Joseph's wife Barbara and sister Freny's husband Christian)

Hannes and Magdalena stayed in Elklick township for only eleven years. The first four children married, settled and stayed in Elklick or Summit township. Hannes and Magdalena moved with the younger children to the Glades. He Miller bought a farm from Abraham Coxson.

"Hannes, Sr., and his wife lived together in the Glades only from 1786 to 1798, twelve years, altough Magdalena lived another nineteen years. Hannes died at about age sixty-eight, an average age for that time, but not a great age." (see source below -- page 9)

"On the Maust Farm itself is a small cemetery with several markers, only one of which has an inscription. It reads: "M1817M," which we could interpret as: Magdalena Miller, died 1817." "The gravestone of John, Sr. is no longer there."(see source below -- pgs. 22 & 119)

Information Source:
"Anniversary History of the Family of John "Hannas" Miller, Sr. (ca. 1730-1798)" by J. Virgil Miller

(*Somerset County was not established until 1798- they would have been living in the eastern part of the state at this time, or if here, this would have been part of Cumberland County at the time.)


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  • Maintained by: Staff Sergeant (Ret) Brian J. Ensley
  • Originally Created by: Debra Polly
  • Added: 11 Dec 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 81832239
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Magdalena Lehman Miller (1 Jan 1730–1817), Find A Grave Memorial no. 81832239, citing Miller's Choice Cemetery, Brothersvalley Township, Somerset County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Staff Sergeant (Ret) Brian J. Ensley (contributor 47190867) .