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Christian Daniel Miller, Sr.

German: Müeller, Sr.
Birthdate:
Birthplace: Bern District, Canton of Bern, Switzerland
Death: 1777 (68-69)
Berks County, Pennsylvania, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Christian Nicholas Miller, I and Donna? Miller
Husband of Anna Dodereas Miller
Father of John M. Miller, Sr.; Mary Veronica Lehman; Nicholas Miller; Peter Miller; Christian (Danielle) Miller and 6 others
Brother of Jacob Miller

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About Christian Daniel Miller, Sr.

Note: Don't confuse with Christian Miller of Lynn Township. This is his grave, not Christian Daniel's:

Christian Daniel Miller was born 1708 in Europe. He married Anna Mishler. She was born ABT 1710 in Europe.

Not the same as Christian Miller, Sr., of Lynn Township

Family

From https://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=REG&d... “Swiss Mennonites Coast To Coast (v.2)” rootsweb database

	 

Children of Christian Daniel Miller and Anna Mishler are:

  • + 2 i. Indian John Miller was born ABT 1724 in Bas Rhin, Alsace, France, and died 17 Jul 1798 in Brothersvalley Twp., Somerset Co., PA.
  • + 3 ii. Christian Miller was born ABT 1732 in Europe, and died 1777 in Berks Co., PA.
  • + 4 iii. Peter Miller was born 1733 in Berks Co., PA.
  • + 5 iv. Nicholas Miller was born 1735 in Europe, and died 1784 in Berks Co., PA.
  • + 6 v. Samuel Miller was born ABT 1739 in Bern, Switzerland.
  • + 7 vi. Abraham Miller was born 1741 in Bern, Switzerland, and died 1812 in Somerset Co., PA.

Notes

From https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Miller-655#_note-1

Researcher's Notes

Christian has two Find A Grave memorials with conflicting information. One suggests that Christian may have come to Philadelphia on 15 Sep 1749 on the ship "Phoenix" from Europe, with his wife, Barbara (?nee) and believes him to be buried in Somerset county, Pennsylvania. [1] Both memorials have his date of death as July 1, 1785, however the second memorial says that Christian and his wife, Elizabetha (?nee) came to America from Switzerland, arriving in Philadelphia, November 9, 1738 on the "Charming Nancy" which had sailed from Rotterdam and stopped at Cowes on the Isle of Wight. This memorial indicates that he is buried in the Miller Family Cemetery, in Lynnville, Lehigh county, Pennsylvania. There is a photograph of a headstone on the second memorial. [2]

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Christian Daniel Miller Pedigree

Male Family


Event(s):

Birth: 1708 , Lebanon, Pennsylvania

Christening:

Death: 1786 , Berks, Pennsylvania

Burial:


Marriages:

Spouse: Anna Mishler Family

Marriage: About 1728 , , Europe


Miller Cemetery

Situated in Stonycreek Twp., Somerset Co., PA., on the farm of Webster Miller, about 75 rods east of the Glade Church, near the line of the Wm. Stutzman farm in the Sugar pasture.

Transcribed from WPA records by Nancy Hallberg.

no. relationship born died aged

1 MILLER Susanna w/o Christian Jr. & d/o John Musser 1785 1818

2 MUSSER Sarah w//o Benjamin & /o Jacob Miller 3-4-1845 24y 1m 7d

3 RHOADS Polly w/o Samuel & d/o Christian Miller 11-14-1814 4-14-1838

11 graves of children not inscribed. 4 being children of William Sevits and wife Barbara who died of diptheria. The uninscribed adult graves are said to the those of Christian Miller, Sr. & wife; Christian Miller, Jr.; John Miller s/o Christian Miller killed in a barn raising on the Jacob O. Lambert farm. Also Jacob Miller s/o Christian and Jacob's wife Ann. The children of Jacob and Ann Miller were: Elizabeth w/o Jacob Mumaw; Sarah w/o Ben Musser; John married Peggy Musser d/o Abraham; and Jacob married Kate Lambert d/o Moses.


NOTE: Possibly arrived in America on October 8, 1737 aboard the ship "Charming Nancy." Also on this ship were Benedict Lehman, Abraham Miller and Jacob Miller. However, this may conflict with the birth date and place of son Samuel Miller.

Other sources suggest that Christian arrived aboard the ship "Phoenix" on 15 Sep 1749 with son Hannes "Indian John" Miller.


Christian's father's last name was possibly Mueller or Muller (with umlaut over the "u). His mother's maiden name was possibly Rogers. Christian may have come to Philadelphia on 09/15/1749 on the ship "Phoenix." He may have married a Barbara.


'Indian John or Wounded John Miller By NANCY WELSH HALLBERG on March 17, 2009 7:50 PM | Permalink | Comments (6) | TrackBacks (0) I love history in general. Mine or anyone elses. Since I have a large collection of resource books, I volunteer to do lookups in them for others. When a request came to me to do a lookup for Indian John Miller, I knew I had a good bit of information in many different places. This was a great excuse to cull it all together and add some coherent notes into my database for my 7th great-grand-uncle. (i.e., brother to my 7th great-grandmother). Of my 7G-grandmother who married Benedict Lehman, I know virtually nothing, not even her first name, but her brother was a big part of Somerset County lore. So...

According to Gingerich & Kreider(1) John Miller was know by the names "Wounded John" "Crippled John" or "Indian John." He was born in Europe and died in Somerset County PA in 1798.

DJH (2) p. 953. states that "John MIller, was wounded by the Indians when they were taking the family of Jacob Hostetler into captivity." That means that it also puts John living in the Northkill Settlement, Berks Co., PA in Sept. 1757. Since that was the date and place of the Indian attack mentioned. He later moved to Somerset County as did many of the Amish in that area. DJH p. 953 also mentions that it gets it's information from an account of the Indian John Miller family by Moses B. Miller of Geistown, PA.

This family info is from G&K p. 270. Order of issue uncertain. All children were born in Berks Co, PA . children of John Miller & ?:

  • Barbara, born circa 1750 married Jacob Hochstetler
  • John, born circa 175, married Veronica, nicknamed "Fanny". He died June 13, 1802 in Somerset County
  • Jacob, born August 1754, married Anna Stutzman. He died 2/25/1835 in Tuscarawas co., Ohio
  • Peter, born 1756 married Mary Stutzman. he died 11/1/1818 in Somerset county.
  • Catherine, born circa 1758 married Jacob Kauffman
  • Christian born circa 1760, married Veronica. He died in 1839 in Somerset county.
  • Joseph, born circa 1762 married first Barbara Speicer, then Barbara Bontrager
  • Mary, born circa 1764 married John Schrock
  • Veronica "Franey", born circa 1766 married Christian Speicer
  • a duaghter born circa, 1768 married Christian Mishler
  • Elizabeth, born circa 1770 married Joseph Speicher

Somerset county orphans Court records July 28, 1798 show Magdalena widow of John Miller renouncing the right to administer the estate in favor of eldest son John and son-in-law Joseph Speicher. G&K (still p. 270) notes that Magdalena MAY have been Indian John's second wife and therefore NOT the mother of his children. But it's also possible that she was indeed his only wife. The reason for the confusion over the wife is as follows: "A near neighbor of wounded John was Benedict Lehman. Since a grandson of Wounded John was named Benedict Miller and since Benedict is a quite uncommon name among the Amish in America except for the Benedict Miller's descendants, it seems likely that there was some connection between the Miller and Lehman families. Benedict Lehman was on the ship list of Oct. 8, 1737 with apparently a son benedict on the list of women and children but no daughter Magdalena. Thus the widow of Wounded John Miller could not have been a daughter of Benedict Lehman But Barbara or Catherine Lehman, probable daughters of Benedict on the ship list might have been the first wife of Wounded John and the mother of his children.

As to when John Miller arrived in America, no one is quite certain, but G&K. p. 269 offers up the following: "Among the many well-known Amish names on the 9/15/1749 ship list are Hannes Miller, Jacob Miller, Christian Miller, Peter Miller, Jacob Mishler, Joseph Mishler, Benedict Lehman, David Miller, and Abraham Kurtz. It seems likely that three or more of the MILLERs named above were members of the Miller family under consideration. Since the real name of Wounded John's son John was Hannas, it's likely that Wounded John's real name was also that and the Hannes Miller listed might well have been "Wounded John."

And in case that really is him, here's the information from the ships list. (see source 3). "At the Court house at Philadelphia, Friday, the 15th September 1749. The foreigners whose Names are underwritten, imported in the ship Phoenix, John Mason, Master ... did this day take the usual Qualifications to the government. By the List 261. 550 whole freights, from Zweybrech, Nassau, Wirtemberg, and Palitinate." [Just FYI, 550 whole freights were the total number transported. The list has only 261 names since only men over the age of 16 were required to swear allegiance to the English crown.]

Lastly, Indian John was most probably the son of Christian Miller (also listed on the above-mentioned ships list.

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DJH p. 33 says (when describing the story of the captive Hostetler family being marched off) "There is a traditional what while crossing the mountains they passed a cleaning where a man named Miller, was chopping. He was shot at and hit in the hand as he raised his ax; he fled and was not pursued." DBH (see source 4, written after 26 more years of research by the author)) on page 26 relays the exact same language but with a footnote that this Miller was indeed Indian John or Wounded John Miller.

Source list:

   (1) Gingerich & Krieder, Amish & Amish Mennonite Genealogies,  (Pequea Publishing, Gordonville, PA. 1986.). 
   (2)Harvey Hochstetler, Descendants of Jacob Hochstetler,  (Gospel Book Store. Reprint. originally published, 1912). 
   (3) Strassberger, R. B., Pennsylvania German Pioneers,  (Picton Press. Camden, Maine. 1992.). Volume 1, pp. 404-407 
   (4)Harvey Hochstetler, Descendants of  Barbara Hochstetler and Christian Stutzman,  (Gospel Book Store. Reprint. originally published, 1938). >

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•Immigration: 15 SEP 1749 From Rotterdam, Netherlands to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on Ship Phoenix 4 2

A. Christian's father's last name was possibly Mueller or Muller (with two dots over the "u"). His mother's last name was possibly Rogers. Christian may have come to Philadelphia on 15 Sep 1749 on the ship "Phoenix" from Europe. Christian may have married a Barbara?. They had eight children:

John "Hannes" (Indian John), Sr. Veronica Franey Peter Christian Daniel, Jr. Nicholas Samuel C. Abraham Isaac

Sources: "Amish and Amish Mennonite Genealogies" by Hugh F. Gingerich and Rachel W. Kreider

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

B. Christian Miller Sr, probably with his wife Elizabetha, came to America from Switzerland, arriving in Philadelphia, November 9, 1738 on the "Charming Nancy" which had sailed from Rotterdam and stopped at Cowes on the Isle of Wight.

With 65 other passengers in the "Charming Nancy" he is recorded as having signed the Oath of allegiance to the King of Britain and the Proprietor of the Province and two other Oaths of Abjuration, all in the presence of Lieutenant Governor George Thomas in Philadelphia Couth House on November 9, 1738.

There is no record of when Christian Miller settled on the Lynn Township property granted him by Thomas and Richard Penn, proprietaries and governors in chief of the Province, by warrant issued March 26, 1734, four years before he set out for America.

That he enjoyed his own lands and prospered there is indicated by the fact that he purchased thirty-one adjoining acres on April 20, 1749 and seventy-two acres on March 23, 1750. On April 7, 1767, after title passes to Christian Jr., another 100 acres was added to expand the property to 359 acres.

It was on the once barren Lynn Township lands, now so fruitful and productive , that Christian Miller and his wife Elizabetha reared four children and established the roots of a family that in each generation has made distinct contributions not only to the cultural, economic and religious life of Lehigh County, but also to the development of the state and nation.

Children: John Jacob Miller born 17 December 1737; Andreas Miller born 1 March 1739; Christian Miller, Jr. born 6 January 1741; Susanna Miller born 6 November 1743.

C.

Note: Arrived in Philadelphia on Oct 8, 1737 on the ship "Charming Nancy" from Rotterdam, Charles Stedman, captain.

From the will (ETP 11/19/1786- ) and inventory (ETP 12/26/1787) of the estate of Christian Zug ZK1 it is known that Christian Zug had a daughter Anna married to Peter Miller with an only child Christian Miller, and a step-son-in-law Christian Miller (Christian Zug's w2 was a widow, Dorothea Mishler). Between 1759 and 1767 Christian Zug was a resident of UBP. Several of his Mishler step children show in the 1765, 1766 and 1767 tax lists for BP. The will, UBP 1777, of Christian Miller shows widow Veronica and exactly the same list of issue in the same order, as the children of "Daniel" Miller MFH119, whose w2 and mother of his children is given there as Veronica Mishler. Samuel Miller and Peter Miller bought a tract of land with water rights jointly in UBP 4/29/1771. On 5/25/1772 Samuel Miller and wife Barbara of BBP sold undivided half part of the property to his brother Peter of UBP. Peter Miller sold the tract 12/30/1803-11/22/1856 to his son Christian of BNP (then Dauphin Co.), and Christian Miller and wife Anny of BNP sold this UBP tract 3/7/1810-11/22/1856. Thus Peter Miller with a son Christian, and Christian Miller with a Mishler wife were located in UBP and it seems reasonable to presume they were brothers. The story of Samuel Miller and his orphaned and adopted out children given in ACV is so full of obvious errors of place and time that it must be almost entirely discounted except for the list of children and that they were, probably, partly raised in her homes. One version of the story says that Rachel Miller was married to an Andrew Ochsenrider. Andrew Ochsenrider appears in BBP tax lists for 1792,1799,1801 and 1802 as a "sojourner" (non-land-holder). Samuel Miller appears in all available tax lists for BBP from 1767 to 1789. This must have been the Samuel Miller of BBP who was the brother of Peter of UBP and was in all likelihood the father of the five "orphans." If they were placed other homes it is likely to have been because of the death of the mother. DJH1939 note says that David Miller DJH9158 and Jonathan Miller s/o Christian "Schmidt" Miller (the oldest of the 5 "orphans") were related, possibly second cousins. If they had been more distantly related the connection would have had to have been in Europe, and would in all probability have been forgotten. Thus it seems likely that they were second cousins and thus that John Miller DJH9146 ("Wounded John," "Crippled John," "Indian John" in modern parlance) and Samuel Miller the father of the 5 orphans" were brothers. This theory is reinforced by information given in HBPD that when John Miller left BBP after the Hochstetler massacre he went to stay with relatives in UBP, which could be either Peter or Christian or both. HBPD also says that Bishop Jacob "Yokkel" Miller, son of "Wounded John," was ordained by Bishop Jacob Eash who was related to him by marriage. Jacob Eash's wife Susanna was a daughter of Abraham Miller who died in CSP in 1812. Thus it may be assumed that Abraham was another brother of "Wounded John." Guardians of two of the children of Isaac Miller who died (now) KSP in 1785 were a son, Christian Miller, and a son-in-law, Joseph Speicher of "Wounded John" Miller, so that Isaac Miller may be presumed to have been still another brother. (He could possibly, have been a son of "Wounded John," but it is difficult to account for an unknown son of "Wounded John" in the extensive and probably complete account of his family.) Nicholas Miller who died in BBP in 1784 had purchased land in 1775 in BSP (then Bedford County) which straddled that of "Wounded John." His will left these properties to his sons Christian and Jacob: one of the executors of the will of Nicholas's son Christian was Christian Miller a son of "Wounded John." There is thus a fair probability that Nicholas Miller was also a brother of Wounded John." A near neighbor of "Wounded John" and of Nicholas's Christian was Benedict Lehman LM3: Since a grandson of "Wounded John' is named Benedict Miller and since Benedict is a quite uncommon name among the Amish in America except for Benedict Miller's descendants, it seems likely that there was some connection between the Miller and Lehman families. Benedict Lehman was on the ship list for 10/8/1737 with apparently a son Benedict on the list of women and children, but no Magdalena. Thus the widow Magdalena of "Wounded John" Miller could not have been a daughter of Benedict Lehman, the immigrant of 1737. But Barbara or Catherine Lehman, probable daughters of Benedict on the list of women and children might have been a first wife of "Wounded John" and the mother of his children. Among many well-known Amish names on the 9/15/1749 ship list are (with the position number of the name in the list) 147 Hannes Miller, 156 Jacob Miller, 158 Christian Miller, 159 Peter Miller, 168 Jacob Misseler (Mishler), 169 Joseph Mischle (Mishler), 177 Benedict Leman (Lehman), 182 Davit Miller, 216 Abraham Kurtz. It seems likely that three or more of the Millers named above were members of or connected with the Miller family under consideration. Since the real name (see DJH9154) of John Miller s/o "Wounded John," was Annas (John 18:13) (or in German Hannas) it is likely that the real name of "Wounded John" was Hannas and not John or Johannes, so that No. 147 above might well have been "Wounded John." No. 159 seems very likely to have been his brother Peter and No. 158 have been either the father or the brother of Peter. That the father of the presumed 7 Miller brothers might have been a Christian Miller is suggested by the fact that 5 of the brothers had eldest sons Christian, and the other two brothers had younger sons Christian. The ages of the eldest children of Nicholas, Christian, Samuel, Abraham and Isaac suggest that all five of these presumed brothers might have been under 16 in 1749 and thus not on the ship list. With that many children under 16 one would expect that that the father would also be on the ship list. Thus it seems reasonable to suppose that No. 158 above was the father of the 7 brothers. Both Christian Zug and Abraham Kurtz are said to have returned to Europe after a death a wife, married again and returned to Pennsylvania. No. 177 above suggests the possibility that Benedict Lehman, the son of the immigrant of 1737 had returned to Europe, married there, and returned to Pennsylvania, and was the Benedict Lehman who was a near neighbor of "Wounded John" in BSP, which suggests as a reasonable hypothesis (when considered together with the above described connection between the Lehman and Miller families) that the wife of Benedict Lehman might have been a sister of "Wounded John." Some slight support to this theory is provided by the fact it a great grandson of Benedict Lehman reported that his grandfather, the eldest son of Benedict, was born in Europe, while all the rest of Benedict's children appear to have been born in Pennsylvania. Order of issue is not quite certain in the ML family.

ETP = East Whiteland Township, Chester Co., Pa. UBP = Cumru Township, Berks, Co., Pa. BBP = Bern Township, Berks Co., Pa. BNP = Bethel Township, Lebanon Co., Pa. CSP = Conemaugh Township, Somerset Co., Pa. KSP = Stonycreek Township, Somerset Co., Pa. BSP = Brothersvalley Township, Somerset Co., Pa. ACV = Annals of the Conestoga Valley, by C. Z. Mast (1942). DJH = Descendants of Jacob Hochstetler, by Harvey Hostetler (1912)

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Miller, John (b. , d. 1798)

Note: According to Gingerich & Kreider(1) John Miller was know by the names "Wounded John" "Crippled John" or "Indian John." He was born in Europe and died in Somerset County PA in 1798.

DJH (2) p. 953. states that "John MIller, was wounded by the Indians when they were taking the family of Jacob Hostetler into captivity." That means that it also puts John living in the Northkill Settlement, Berks Co., PA in Sept. 1757. Since that was the date and place of the Indian attack mentioned. He later moved to Somerset County as did many of the Amish in that area. DJH p. 953 also mentions that it gets it's information from an account of the Indian John Miller family by Moses B. Miller of Geistown, PA.

This family info is from G&K p. 270. Order of issue uncertain. All children were born in Berks Co, PA . children of John Miller & ?: Barbara, born circa 1750 married Jacob Hochstetler John, born circa 175, married Veronica, nicknamed "Fanny". He died June 13, 1802 in Somerset County Jacob, born August 1754, married Anna Stutzman. He died 2/25/1835 in Tuscarawas co., Ohio Peter, born 1756 married Mary Stutzman. he died 11/1/1818 in Somerset county. Catherine, born circa 1758 married Jacob Kauffman Christian born circa 1760, married Veronica. He died in 1839 in Somerset county. Joseph, born circa 1762 married first Barbara Speicer, then Barbara Bontrager Mary, born circa 1764 married John Schrock Veronica "Franey", born circa 1766 married Christian Speicer a duaghter born circa, 1768 married Christian Mishler Elizabeth, born circa 1770 married Joseph Speicher

Somerset county orphans Court records July 28, 1798 show Magdalena widow of John Miller renouncing the right to administer the estate in favor of eldest son John and son-in-law Joseph Speicher. G&K (still p. 270) notes that Magdalena MAY have been Indian John's second wife and therefore NOT the mother of his children. But it's also possible that she was indeed his only wife. The reason for the confusion over the wife is as follows: "A near beighbor of wounded John was Benedict Lehman. Since a grandson of Wounded John was named Benedict Miller and since Benedict is a quite uncommon name among the Amish in America except for the Benedict Miller's descendants, it seems likely that there was some connection between the Miller and Lehman families. Benedict Lehman was on the ship list of Oct. 8, 1737 with apparently a son benedict on the list of women and children but no daughter Magdalena. Thus the widow of Wounded John Miller could not have been a daughter of Benedict Lehman But Barbara or Catherine Lehman, probable daughters of Benedict on the ship list might have been the first wife of Wounded John and the mother of his children.

As to when John Miller arrived in America, no one is quite certain, but G&K. p. 269 offers up the following: "Among the many well-known Amish names on the 9/15/1749 ship list are Hannes Miller, Jacob Miller, Christian Miller, Peter Miller, Jacob Mishler, Joseph Mishler, Benedict Lehman, David Miller, and Abraham Kurtz. It seems likely that three or more of the MILLERs named above were members of the Miller family under consideration. Since the real name of Wounded John's son John was Hannas, it's likely that Wounded John's real name was also that and the Hannes Miller listed might well have been "Wounded John."

And in case that really is him, here's the information from the ships list. (see source 3). "At the Court house at Philadelphia, Friday, the 15th September 1749. The foreigners whose Names are underwritten, imported in the ship Phoenix, John Mason, Master ... did this day take the usual Qualifications to the government. By the List 261. 550 whole freights, from Zweybrech, Nassau, Wirtemberg, and Palitinate." [Just FYI, 550 whole freights were the total number transported. The list has only 261 names since only men over the age of 16 were required to swear allegiance to the English crown.]

Lastly, Indian John was most probably the son of Christian Miller (also listed on the above-mentioned ships list.)

DJH p. 33 says (when describing the story of the captive Hostetler family being marched off) "There is a traditional what while crossing the mountains they passed a cleaning where a man named Miller, was chopping. He was shot at and hit in the hand as he raised his ax; he fled and was not pursued." DBH (see source 4, written after 26 more years of research by the author)) on page 26 relays the exact same language but with a footnote that this Miller was indeed Indian John or Wounded John Miller.

Source list: (1) Gingerich & Krieder, Amish & Amish Mennonite Genealogies, (Pequea Publishing, Gordonville, PA. 1986.). (2)Harvey Hochstetler, Descendants of Jacob Hochstetler, (Gospel Book Store. Reprint. originally published, 1912). (3) Strassberger, R. B., Pennsylvania German Pioneers, (Picton Press. Camden, Maine. 1992.). Volume 1, pp. 404-407 (4)Harvey Hochstetler, Descendants of Barbara Hochstetler and Christian Stutzman, (Gospel Book Store. Reprint. originally published, 1938).

 

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Christian Miller Sr, probably with his wife Elizabetha, came to America from Switzerland, arriving in Philadelphia, November 9, 1738 on the "Charming Nancy" which had sailed from Rotterdam and stopped at Cowes on the Isle of Wight.

With 65 other passengers in the "Charming Nancy" he is recorded as having signed the Oath of allegiance to the King of Britain and the Proprietor of the Province and two other Oaths of Abjuration, all in the presence of Lieutenant Governor George Thomas in Philadelphia Couth House on November 9, 1738.

There is no record of when Christian Miller settled on the Lynn Township property granted him by Thomas and Richard Penn, proprietaries and governors in chief of the Province, by warrant issued March 26, 1734, four years before he set out for America.

That he enjoyed his own lands and prospered there is indicated by the fact that he purchased thirty-one adjoining acres on April 20, 1749 and seventy-two acres on March 23, 1750. On April 7, 1767, after title passes to Christian Jr., another 100 acres was added to expand the property to 359 acres.

It was on the once barren Lynn Township lands, now so fruitful and productive , that Christian Miller and his wife Elizabetha reared four children and established the roots of a family that in each generation has made distinct contributions not only to the cultural, economic and religious life of Lehigh County, but also to the development of the state and nation.

Children: John Jacob Miller born 17 December 1737; Andreas Miller born 1 March 1739; Christian Miller, Jr. born 6 January 1741; Susanna Miller born 6 November 1743.

Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed 14 January 2019), memorial page for Christian Miller, Sr (25 Jun 1706–1 Jul 1785), Find A Grave Memorial no. 68781155, citing Miller Family Cemetery, Lynnville, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Emily Miller (contributor 47462726) . 

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[ https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/68781155/christian-miller]

   Memorial
   Photos 2
   Flowers 24

Christian Miller Sr, probably with his wife Elizabetha, came to America from Switzerland, arriving in Philadelphia, November 9, 1738 on the "Charming Nancy" which had sailed from Rotterdam and stopped at Cowes on the Isle of Wight.

With 65 other passengers in the "Charming Nancy" he is recorded as having signed the Oath of allegiance to the King of Britain and the Proprietor of the Province and two other Oaths of Abjuration, all in the presence of Lieutenant Governor George Thomas in Philadelphia Couth House on November 9, 1738.

There is no record of when Christian Miller settled on the Lynn Township property granted him by Thomas and Richard Penn, proprietaries and governors in chief of the Province, by warrant issued March 26, 1734, four years before he set out for America.

That he enjoyed his own lands and prospered there is indicated by the fact that he purchased thirty-one adjoining acres on April 20, 1749 and seventy-two acres on March 23, 1750. On April 7, 1767, after title passes to Christian Jr., another 100 acres was added to expand the property to 359 acres.

It was on the once barren Lynn Township lands, now so fruitful and productive , that Christian Miller and his wife Elizabetha reared four children and established the roots of a family that in each generation has made distinct contributions not only to the cultural, economic and religious life of Lehigh County, but also to the development of the state and nation.

Children: John Jacob Miller born 17 December 1737; Andreas Miller born 1 March 1739; Christian Miller, Jr. born 6 January 1741; Susanna Miller born 6 November 1743.


[ https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/68781155/christian-miller]

   Memorial
   Photos 2
   Flowers 24

Christian Miller Sr, probably with his wife Elizabetha, came to America from Switzerland, arriving in Philadelphia, November 9, 1738 on the "Charming Nancy" which had sailed from Rotterdam and stopped at Cowes on the Isle of Wight.

With 65 other passengers in the "Charming Nancy" he is recorded as having signed the Oath of allegiance to the King of Britain and the Proprietor of the Province and two other Oaths of Abjuration, all in the presence of Lieutenant Governor George Thomas in Philadelphia Couth House on November 9, 1738.

There is no record of when Christian Miller settled on the Lynn Township property granted him by Thomas and Richard Penn, proprietaries and governors in chief of the Province, by warrant issued March 26, 1734, four years before he set out for America.

That he enjoyed his own lands and prospered there is indicated by the fact that he purchased thirty-one adjoining acres on April 20, 1749 and seventy-two acres on March 23, 1750. On April 7, 1767, after title passes to Christian Jr., another 100 acres was added to expand the property to 359 acres.

It was on the once barren Lynn Township lands, now so fruitful and productive , that Christian Miller and his wife Elizabetha reared four children and established the roots of a family that in each generation has made distinct contributions not only to the cultural, economic and religious life of Lehigh County, but also to the development of the state and nation.

Children: John Jacob Miller born 17 December 1737; Andreas Miller born 1 March 1739; Christian Miller, Jr. born 6 January 1741; Susanna Miller born 6 November 1743.


GEDCOM Note

[albert and lula miller scott.FTW]

They were of the Amish-Mennonite (Anabaptist) faith and ere expelled from Switz erland as religious dissidents in the latter 1600's or early 1700's.

GEDCOM Source

albert and lula miller scott.FTW Date of Import: Apr 3, 2004

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Christian Daniel Miller, Sr.'s Timeline

1708
1708
Bern District, Canton of Bern, Switzerland
1724
1724
Gemmingen, Stuttgart, BW, Germany
1729
1729
Berks, Pennsylvania, British Colonial America
1729
1730
1730
Bern, Schweiz
1733
1733
Berks County, Pennsylvania, United States
1734
November 28, 1734
Koenigburg Stadt, Ostpreussen, Germany
1736
1736
Bern, Switzerland
1736
York, York County, Pennsylvania