Descendants of John Leo Sr Miller

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Our goal is to research the pioneers that came into the Walla Walla Valley Area, as a starter for those doing their family genealogy; we are not related.

Head Researcher: Sarah Olsen,

Researcher: Linda Kracke

March 11, 2006

 

Generation No. 1

1. JOHN LEO SR1 MILLER was born 15 Dec 1823 in Germany, and died 04 Feb 1896 in Oregon. He married MAGDALENA BECKER. She was born 02 Feb 1834 in Germany, and died 05 Jun 1909 in Oregon.

Notes for JOHN LEO SR MILLER:

1860 Census IA Clinton Camanche Pg 28

Miller,John,30,M,Miller,Prussia-Germany

Ellen,26,F,Prussia-Germany

Josaphien,5,F,IA

Henry,4,M,IA

John,1,M,ILL

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1870 Census WA Walla Walla Walla Walla Pg 316

Miller,John,46,MW,Miller,Prussia

Madeline,36,FW,Prussia

Josephine,15,FW,IA

Henry,14,MW,IA

John,9,MW,IL

Wm.,5,MW,W.T.

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1880 Census OR Umatilla Milton ED 110 Pg 2D

Miller,John,head,MW,56,Dec,Miller,PRUS,PRUS,PRUS

Magdalena,wife,FW,46,Feb.,PRUS,PRUS,PRUS

Henry,son,MW,24,Apr,Miller,IA,PRUS,PRUS

John,son,MW,20,Feb,Miller,IL,PRUS,PRUS,

Willie,son,MW,15,Apr,Assist in Mill,W.T.,PRUS,PRUS

Wood,Ella,servant,FW,18,May,IA,TN,IA

More About JOHN LEO SR MILLER:

Burial: IOOF Cemetery, Milton-Freewater, Umatilla, OR1

Census 1: 1860, IA Clinton Camanche Pg 28

Census 2: 1870, WA Walla Walla Walla Walla Pg 316

Census 3: 1880, OR Umatilla Milton ED 110 Pg 2D

Notes for MAGDALENA BECKER:

1900 Census OR Umatilla Milton ED 114 Pg 2A

Miller,Magdalena,head,FW,Feb 1834,66,wd,5,4,GER,GER,GER

Henry,son,MW,Apr 1856,44S,IA,GER,GER,Miller,Flour Mill

Crossman,Josephine,daughter,FW,Mar 1855,45,m24,1,1,IA,GER,GER,Dressmaker

Adam,son-in-law,MW,Dec 1858,49,m24,GER,GER,GER

More About MAGDALENA BECKER:

Burial: IOOF Cemetery, Milton-Freewater, Umatilla, OR2

Census 1: 1860, IA Clinton Camanche Pg 28(See Husband)

Census 2: 1870, WA Walla Walla Walla Walla Pg 316(See Husband)

Census 3: 1880, OR Umatilla Milton ED 110 Pg 2D(See Husband)

Census 4: 1900, OR Umatilla Milton ED 114 Pg 2A

Children of JOHN MILLER and MAGDALENA BECKER are:

2. i. JOSEPHINE2 MILLER, b. 11 Mar 1855, Iowa; d. 27 Feb 1915.

ii. HENRY MILLER, b. 30 Apr 1856, Iowa; d. 29 Mar 1918.

More About HENRY MILLER:

Burial: IOOF Cemetery, Milton-Freewater, Umatilla, OR3

Census 1: 1860, IA Clinton Camanche Pg 28(See Father)

Census 2: 1870, WA Walla Walla Walla Walla Pg 316(See Father)

Census 3: 1880, OR Umatilla Milton ED 110 Pg 2D(See Father)

Census 4: 1900, OR Umatilla Milton ED 114 Pg 2A(See Mother)

iii. JOHN LEO JR. MILLER, b. 28 Feb 1860, Fulton, Whiteside, IL; d. 11 Dec 1930; m. SARAH C SCOTT, 20 Feb 1888, Umatilla County, OR; b. Abt. 1861, Oregon; d. Abt. 1929.

Notes for JOHN LEO JR. MILLER:

1910 Census OR Umatilla S Milton Pct ED 265 Pg 204A

Miller,William E.,head,MW,44,m1,21,WA,GER,GER,Proprietor,Flour Milles

Gertie F.,wife,FW,38,m1,21,3,3,NE,MO,MN

Charles W.,son,MW,18S,OR,WA,NE

Bertha M.,daughter,FW,10S,OR,WA,NE

Florence E.,daughter,FW,20S,OR,WA,NE

Living next door:

Miller,John L.,head,MW,50,m1,22,IL,GER,GER,Miller,Flour Mill

Sarah C.,wife,FW,49,m1,22,0,0,OR,IN,IL

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1900 Census OR Umatilla Milton ED 114 Pg 2A

Miller,John L.,head,MW,Feb 1860,40,m12,IL,GER,GER,Miller,Flour Mill

Sarah C.,wife,FW,Dec 1859,40,m12,0,OR,IN,MO

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1920 Census OR Umatilla Pct 9 ED 149 Pg 1A

Miller,J. L.,head,MW,59,m,IL,GER,GER,Miller,Flour Mill

Sarah C.,wife,FW,59,m,OR,IN,MO

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1930 Census OR Umatilla Milton ED 12 Pg 3A

Miller,William E.,head,MW,64,m24,WA,GER,GER,Miller,Flour & Feed

Gertie,wife,FW,58,m18,NE,MO,IA

Living next door:

Miller,John L.,head,70,wd,IL,GER,GER,Miller,Flour & Feed

More About JOHN LEO JR. MILLER:

Burial: IOOF Cemetery, Milton-Freewater, Umatilla, OR4

Census 1: 1860, IA Clinton Camanche Pg 28(See Father)

Census 2: 1870, WA Walla Walla Walla Walla Pg 316(See Father)

Census 3: 1880, OR Umatilla Milton ED 110 Pg 2D(See Father)

Census 4: 1900, OR Umatilla Milton ED 114 Pg 2A

Census 5: 1910, OR Umatilla S Milton Pct ED 265 Pg 204A

Census 6: 1920, OR Umatilla Pct 9 ED 149 Pg 1A

Census 7: 1930, OR Umatilla Milton ED 12 Pg 3A

More About SARAH C SCOTT:

Burial: IOOF Cemetery, Milton-Freewater, Umatilla, OR5

Census 1: 1900, OR Umatilla Milton ED 114 Pg 2A(See Husband)

Census 2: 1910, OR Umatilla S Milton Pct ED 265 Pg 204A(See Husband)

Census 3: 1920, OR Umatilla Pct 9 ED 149 Pg 1A(See Husband)

Marriage Notes for JOHN MILLER and SARAH SCOTT:

Miller, John L.

Marriage: John Miller married Sarah Scott on Feb 20, 1888 in Umatilla County, OR. Gender: Male

Source Location: Record of this marriage may be found at the Family History Library under microfiche reference number(s) 6088045.

More About JOHN MILLER and SARAH SCOTT:

Marriage: 20 Feb 1888, Umatilla County, OR

3. iv. WILLIAM EMIL MILLER, b. 21 Apr 1865, Washington; d. 28 Mar 1938, Walla Walla, Walla Walla, WA.

 

Generation No. 2

2. JOSEPHINE2 MILLER (JOHN LEO SR1) was born 11 Mar 1855 in Iowa, and died 27 Feb 1915. She married ADAM CROSSMAN 14 Jul 1876 in Umatilla, OR. He was born Dec 1858 in Germany.

More About JOSEPHINE MILLER:

Census 1: 1860, IA Clinton Camanche Pg 28(See Father)

Census 2: 1870, WA Walla Walla Walla Walla Pg 316(See Father)

Census 3: 1880, OR Wasco Dalles ED 121 Pg 233B(See Husband)

Census 4: 1900, OR Umatilla Milton ED 114 Pg 2A(See Mother)

Census 5: 1910, WA Walla Walla Walla Walla Wd 4 ED 255 Pg 259A(See Husband)

Notes for ADAM CROSSMAN:

1880 Census OR Wasco Dalles ED 121 Pg 233B

Crossman,A.,head,27,MW,Keeping Saloon,GER,GER,GER

Josephine,wife,FW,25,IA,

Lena,daughter,FW,2,W.T.

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1910 Census WA Walla Walla Walla Walla Wd 4 ED 255 Pg 259A

Crossman,Adam,head,MW,58,m1,34,GER,GER,GER,Timekeeper,Railroad

Josephine,wife,FW,54,m1,34,1,1,IA,GER,GER,Dressmaker,At home

Gilliam,Lena,step-daughter(Not sure)34,m1,4,0,0,WA,GER,IA

More About ADAM CROSSMAN:

Census 1: 1880, OR Wasco Dalles ED 121 Pg 233B

Census 2: 1900, OR Umatilla Milton ED 114 Pg 2A(See Mother-in-law Magdalena Miller)

Census 3: 1910, WA Walla Walla Walla Walla Wd 4 ED 255 Pg 259A

Marriage Notes for JOSEPHINE MILLER and ADAM CROSSMAN:

Miller, Josaphine

Marriage: Adam Crossman married Josaphine Miller on Jul 14, 1876 in Umatilla County, OR.

Gender: Female

Source Location: Record of this marriage may be found at the Family History Library under microfiche reference number(s) 6088045.

More About ADAM CROSSMAN and JOSEPHINE MILLER:

Marriage: 14 Jul 1876, Umatilla, OR

Child of JOSEPHINE MILLER and ADAM CROSSMAN is:

i. LENA3 CROSSMAN, b. Abt. 1878, Washington Territory.

More About LENA CROSSMAN:

Census 1: 1880, OR Wasco Dalles ED 121 Pg 233B(See Father)

Census 2: 1910, WA Walla Walla Walla Walla Wd 4 ED 255 Pg 259A(See Father)

 

3. WILLIAM EMIL2 MILLER (JOHN LEO SR1) was born 21 Apr 1865 in Washington, and died 28 Mar 1938 in Walla Walla, Walla Walla, WA. He married GERTRUDE FLORENCE EDWARDS Oct 1889 in Walla Walla, Walla Walla, Washington. She was born 11 Sep 1871 in Richardson, NE, and died 31 Jan 19636.

Notes for WILLIAM EMIL MILLER:

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Page 11 Ė MILLERíS MILL

The rapidly growing settlement and an expanding wheat production brought a demand for flour and ground feed.

In 1873 William Miller began operating a water-powered mill on a fifteen- acre tract purchased from William S. Frazier for $125. Included in the deal was an easement to the Walla Walla River for a ditch to carry approximately 55 ft per second of water. (Typical of the pioneer character of the men making the deal, somehow, no deed was given to the property until after Wm. S. had passed away. The heirs accepted the conditions of the agreement without question and signed the necessary papers).

The mill was the old three-stone burr type, powered by a water wheel. The burrs were shipped around Cape Horn and up the Columbia River. It is reported that they were made in Europe, but that has not been verified. Until recently, they lay neglected in the City Park; evidence of how little the present generation regards the tokens of the past. A wakened interest insures their preservation. (Webmaster: maybe)

Millerís Mill became a farmerís meeting place and for more that fifty years served well the needs of the town and community. The advent of modern machinery and the building of the large Peacock Mill north of Milton reduced the Miller operation to grinding feeds. A few years later it was closed and a pea cannery used the vacated ground.

The Miller men, William, John and Henry and the women, Josephine (Mrs. Adam Crossman) and Lena (Mrs. Oakley Johnson) came to Milton in 1873. Most of them resided there at the time of their death.

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1900 Census OR Umatilla Milton ED 114 Pg 2A

Miller,William E.,head,MW,Apr 1865,35,m11,WA,GER,GER,Miller,Flour Mill

Gertie F.,wife,FW,Sept 1871,29,m11,3,3,NE,?,?

Florence E.,daughter,FW,Feb 1890,10S,OR,WA,NE

Charles W.,son,MW,Nov 1891,8S,OR,WA,NE

Bertha May,daughter,FW,July 1899,10/12,OR,WA,NE

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1910 Census OR Umatilla S Milton Pct ED 265 Pg 204A

Miller,William E.,head,MW,44,m1,21,WA,GER,GER,Proprietor,Flour Milles

Gertie F.,wife,FW,38,m1,21,3,3,NE,MO,MN

Charles W.,son,MW,18S,OR,WA,NE

Bertha M.,daughter,FW,10S,OR,WA,NE

Florence E.,daughter,FW,20S,OR,WA,NE

Living next door:

Miller,John L.,head,MW,50,m1,22,IL,GER,GER,Miller,Flour Mill

Sarah C.,wife,FW,49,m1,22,0,0,OR,IN,IL

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1920 Census OR Umatilla Pct 9 ED 149 Pg 1A

Miller,W.E.,head,MW,54,m,WA,GER,GER,Miller,Flour Mill

Gertie F.,wife,FW,48,m,NE,MO,OH

Charlie,son,MW,27S,OR,WA,NE,Electrician

Wagner,Myrta H.,boarder,FW,45S,WI,WI,WV,Bookeeper,Box factory

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1930 Census OR Umatilla Milton ED 12 Pg 3A

Miller,William E.,head,MW,64,m24,WA,GER,GER,Miller,Flour & Feed

Gertie,wife,FW,58,m18,NE,MO,IA

Living next door:

Miller,John L.,head,70,wd,IL,GER,GER,Miller,Flour & Feed

More About WILLIAM EMIL MILLER:

Burial: IOOF Cemetery, Milton-Freewater, Umatilla, OR7

Census 1: 1870, WA Walla Walla Walla Walla Pg 316(See Father)

Census 2: 1880, OR Umatilla Milton ED 110 Pg 2D(See Father)

Census 3: 1900, OR Umatilla Milton ED 114 Pg 2A

Census 4: 1910, OR Umatilla S Milton Pct ED 265 Pg 204A

Census 5: 1920, OR Umatilla Pct 9 ED 149 Pg 1A

Census 6: 1930, OR Umatilla Milton ED 12 Pg 3A

Pioneer Step: 1872, Step #44 Pd by Miller Family

Notes for GERTRUDE FLORENCE EDWARDS:

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (Walla Walla, Washington) > 1946 > February > 17, page 9

Bill Miller of Vancouver, Wash. is visting his grandmother, Mrs. Gertie Miller, He has recently been discharged from service.

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Walla Walla Union Bulletin (Walla Walla, Washington) > 1949 > November > 26, page 2

Mrs. Gertie Miller had all three of her children home for Thanksgiving. They were Mr. and Mrs. E. W. Wright of Walla Walla and Charles Miller and son of Vancouver.

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Walla Walla Union Bulletin (Walla Walla, Washington) > 1950 > March > 7, page 5

Charles Miller and son and daughter-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Bill Miller, all of Vancouver, Wash. and Mr. and Mrs, Emery Wright and grandson Nathan Mark of Walla Walla visited Mrs. Gertie Miller over the week-end.

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Walla Walla Union Bulletin (Walla Walla, Washington) > 1950 > September > 7, page 5

Charles Miller of Sandpoint, Ida. spent the holiday week-end at the home of his mother and sister, Mrs. Gertie Miller and Bertha Rae. They were joined here by Mr. amd Mrs. Wright of Walla Walla. Mrs. Wright is a daughter.

More About GERTRUDE FLORENCE EDWARDS:

Burial: IOOF Cemetery, Milton-Freewater, Umatilla, OR8

Census 1: 1900, OR Umatilla Milton ED 114 Pg 2A(See Husband)

Census 2: 1910, OR Umatilla S Milton Pct ED 265 Pg 204A(See Husband)

Census 3: 1920, OR Umatilla Pct 9 ED 149 Pg 1A(See Husband)

Census 4: 1930, OR Umatilla Milton ED 12 Pg 3A(See Husband)

More About WILLIAM MILLER and GERTRUDE EDWARDS:

Marriage: Oct 1889, Walla Walla, Walla Walla, Washington

Children of WILLIAM MILLER and GERTRUDE EDWARDS are:

4. i. FLORENCE E3 MILLER, b. 17 Feb 1890, Oregon; d. Apr 1973, Walla Walla, Walla Walla, Washington.

ii. CHARLES W MILLER, b. Nov 1891, Oregon.

More About CHARLES W MILLER:

Census 1: 1900, OR Umatilla Milton ED 114 Pg 2A(See Father)

Census 2: 1910, OR Umatilla S Milton Pct ED 265 Pg 204A(See Father)

Census 3: 1920, OR Umatilla Pct 9 ED 149 Pg 1A(See Father)

iii. BERTHA MAY MILLER, b. 23 Jul 1900, Oregon; d. 29 Jul 1977, Milton Freewater, Umatilla, Oregon9,10; m. ? RAE.

Notes for BERTHA MAY MILLER:

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (Walla Walla, Washington) > 1947 > June > 10, page 12

Mrs. Bertha Ray returned to her home in Bakersfield, Calif. after several months with her mother, Mrs. Gertie Miller.

More About BERTHA MAY MILLER:

Census 1: 1900, OR Umatilla Milton ED 114 Pg 2A(See Father)

Census 2: 1910, OR Umatilla S Milton Pct ED 265 Pg 204A(See Father)

 

Generation No. 3

4. FLORENCE E3 MILLER (WILLIAM EMIL2, JOHN LEO SR1) was born 17 Feb 1890 in Oregon, and died Apr 1973 in Walla Walla, Walla Walla, Washington11. She married EMERY W WRIGHT, son of HARMINUS WRIGHT and HARMINUS BOLLENBAUGH. He was born 11 Aug 1886 in Riddle, Oregon, and died 06 Sep 1962.

Notes for FLORENCE E MILLER:

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (Walla Walla, Washington) > 1973 > April > 18, page 13

Florence Wright

Florence Miller Wright, 83, 104 Palouse, died in a local hospital yesterday. She was born in Milton, Ore., Feb 17, 1890, the daughter of early pioneers to the WallaWalla Valley.

She was a member of the First Congregational Church: Church Women United of Walla Walla; Mother's Club of Delta Delta Delta; Pioneer Association of the State of Washington; charter member of Chapter No. 12 of the Daughters of the Pioneers of Washington and the WallaWalla Valley Pioneer and Historical Society.

Survivors include a sister, Mrs Bertha Rae of Milton-Freewater; a brother and sister-in-law, Mr and Mrs Frank Wright of Walla Walla; three grandchildren; two great grandsons; one nephew.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Groseclose Chapel with family interment in the Mountain View Cemetery.

More About FLORENCE E MILLER:

Burial: Mt View Cemetery, Walla Walla, WA

Census 1: 1900, OR Umatilla Milton ED 114 Pg 2A(See Father)

Census 2: 1910, OR Umatilla S Milton Pct ED 265 Pg 204A(See Father)

Census 3: 1920, WA Walla Walla Walla Walla Wd 2 ED 131 Pg 3B(See Husband)

Notes for EMERY W WRIGHT:

World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 Record

about Emery W Wright

Name: Emery W Wright

City: Not Stated

County: Walla Walla

State: Washington

Birthplace:Riddle, Oregon;United States of America

Birth Date: 11 Aug 1886

Race: Caucasian

Roll: 1992177

DraftBoard: 0

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1920 Census WA Walla Walla Walla Walla Wd 2 ED 131 Pg 3B

Wright,Emery W.,head,MW,33,m,OR,CA,OR,Merchant,Cigars & Confections

Florence E.,wife,FW,29,m,OR,WA,CA,Bookeeper,Implement Store

Wilma G.,daughter,FW,3 7/12,WA,OR,OR

More About EMERY W WRIGHT:

Census: 1920, WA Walla Walla Walla Walla Wd 2 ED 131 Pg 3B

Child of FLORENCE MILLER and EMERY WRIGHT is:

5. i. WILMA JEANNE4 WRIGHT, b. 08 May 1916, Walla Walla, WA; d. 12 Nov 1946, Walla Walla, WA.

 

Generation No. 4

5. WILMA JEANNE4 WRIGHT (FLORENCE E3 MILLER, WILLIAM EMIL2, JOHN LEO SR1) was born 08 May 1916 in Walla Walla, WA, and died 12 Nov 1946 in Walla Walla, WA12. She married ROBERT NATHAN 21 Sep 1936 in Walla Walla,WA.

More About WILMA JEANNE WRIGHT:

Census: 1920, WA Walla Walla Walla Walla Wd 2 ED 131 Pg 3B(See Father)

More About ROBERT NATHAN and WILMA WRIGHT:

Marriage: 21 Sep 1936, Walla Walla,WA

Child of WILMA WRIGHT and ROBERT NATHAN is:

i. MARC5 NATHAN.

 

 

Endnotes

1. Milton-Freewater IOOF Cemetery, Umatilla County, Oregon, Miller,John b 15 Dec 1823; d 4 Feb 1896 G-6.

2. Milton-Freewater IOOF Cemetery, Umatilla County, Oregon, Miller,Magdalena b 2 Feb 1834; d 5 June 1909 w/o John G-6.

3. Milton-Freewater IOOF Cemetery, Umatilla County, Oregon, Miller,Henry b 30 Apr 1856; d 29 Mar 1918 G-6.

4. Milton-Freewater IOOF Cemetery, Umatilla County, Oregon, Miller,John L 1860-1930 G-6.

5. Milton-Freewater IOOF Cemetery, Umatilla County, Oregon, Miller,Sarah C. 1859-1929 G-6.

6. Oregon Death Index, (Ancestry.com), "Electronic," Name: Miller, Gertie F County: 46 Death Date: 31 Jan 1963 Certificate: OS Age: 91 Spouse: 9 .

7. Milton-Freewater IOOF Cemetery, Umatilla County, Oregon, Miller,Wm. Emil 1865-1938.

8. Milton-Freewater IOOF Cemetery, Umatilla County, Oregon, Miller,Gertie Florence - 1871-1963 G-6.

9. Oregon Death Index, (Ancestry.com), "Electronic," Name: Rae, Bertha Mae County: Umatilla Death Date: 29 Jul 1977 Certificate: 77-13340 Age: 77 Birth Date: - Jul 1900 .

10. SS Death Index, Name: Bertha Rae SSN: 543-09-6520 Last Residence: 97862 Milton Freewater, Umatilla, Oregon, United States of America Born: 23 Jul 1900 Last Benefit: 97862 Milton Freewater, Umatilla, Oregon, United States of America Died: Jul 1977 State (Year) SSN issued: Oregon (Before 1951 ) .

11. SS Death Index, Name: Florence Wright SSN: 531-66-9849 Last Residence: 99362 Walla Walla, Walla Walla, Washington, United States of America Born: 17 Feb 1890 Died: Apr 1973 State (Year) SSN issued: Washington (1973 ) .

12. Washington Death Index, 1940-1996, Name: Wilma J Nathan Place of Death: Walla Walla Date of Death: 12 Nov 1946 Age: 30 Gender: F Certificate: 356 .