John Garber Miller

John Garber Miller

Birth
Pennsylvania, USA
Death 16 Feb 1931 (aged 91)
Coalport, Clearfield County, Pennsylvania, USA
Burial Lyleville, Clearfield County, Pennsylvania, USA
Memorial ID 82499228 · View Source
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According to his military records, he was born in Lebanon County, but his death certificate claims Ironville, and that is in Lancaster County. The son of Peter & Susan (Garber) Miller, in 1860 he was a laborer living in Penn Township, Perry County, Pennsylvania. He stood 6' 2" tall and had dark hair and black eyes.

A Civil War veteran, he enlisted in Bloomfield, Perry County, August 20, 1861, mustered into federal service at Harrisburg August 31 as a private with Co. D, 46th Pennsylvania Infantry, and re-enlisted as a Veteran Volunteer October 10, 1863, at Key West, Florida. He was captured at the battle of Pleasant Hill, Louisiana, April 19, 1864, parole date as yet unknown, but he was exchanged Jul 22, 1864. Promoted to sergeant September 19, 1864, he honorably discharged with his company December 25, 1865.

He married Elvira Mary Haines February 13, 1868, in Morrisdale, Clearfield County, and fathered Charles Henry (b. 12/12/69), DeForest W. (b. 09/18/71), Annie M. (b. 04/14/74 - married Jacob Miller and Linneaus Losie), and James Blaine (b. 09/18/82). Cause of death is listed as "mitral insufficiency."


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  • Added: 28 Dec 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 82499228
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John Garber Miller (1 Nov 1839–16 Feb 1931), Find A Grave Memorial no. 82499228, citing Lyleville Cemetery, Lyleville, Clearfield County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave (contributor 8) .