Jacob Yokkel Miller, Sr.

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Jacob Yokkel Miller, Sr.

Birthdate: (80)
Birthplace: Berne Twp., Berks, Pennsylvania, United States
Death: February 25, 1835 (80)
Tuscarawas, Tuscarawas, OH, United States
Place of Burial: Tuscarawas, Tuscarawas County, Ohio, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of John Miller, Sr. and Magdalena Miller
Husband of Anna Miller and Anna Stutzman
Father of Henry "Big Henry" Miller; John J Miller; Benedict Miller; Mary Seese and Jacob J Miller
Brother of Barbara J. Hochstetler; John Johannas Hannas Miller, I; Heinrich Peter Miller; Christian Glades Miller; Elizabeth Speicher and 7 others
Half brother of Elizabeth Miller

Occupation: Amish Bishop, Dairy Farmer
Managed by: Geoffrey David Trowbridge
Last Updated:

About Jacob Yokkel Miller, Sr.

Jacob was also called "Yockel."


Jacob "Yockel" (nickname) was the third child and second son of John "Hannes" Miller, Sr. and Magdalena Lehman. Jacob married Anna Stutzman (daughter of Christian Stutzman and Barbara Hochstetler) in 1777 in Somerset, Pennsylvania at the Trinity Lutheran Church. Jacob and Anna moved to the Glades after her mother died. After 1790, Jacob had his own farm in Elklick Township. By this time they had four sons:

John J., Benedict, Henry, & Jacob Jr.

In 1799, he moved to Ohio in Sugarcreek township. They made the trip by Conestoga wagon. Jacob had been the Amish-Mennonite minister and bishop in the Casselman River congregation in Elklick Township, and as the other settlers came in, was the first minister in Ohio as well. They called him Yockel Miller and he at first served the Amish settlers in both Tuscarawas and Holmes Counties. His wife Anna died in 1814 and gradually the duties of the ministry and farm were given over to his son, Jacob, Jr. Jacob died at the age of 81.

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

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

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Jacob Yokkel Miller, Sr.'s Timeline

August 1754
Berne Twp., Berks, Pennsylvania, United States
May 23, 1773
Age 18
Berks County, Pennsylvania, United States
April 19, 1778
Age 23
November 19, 1781
Age 27
Berks, Pennsylvania
January 1, 1784
Age 29
Somerset, Somerset County, Pennsylvania, United States
January 11, 1787
Age 32
Berlin Township, Somerset County, Pennsylvania
February 25, 1835
Age 80
Tuscarawas, Tuscarawas, OH, United States
February 1835
Age 80
Tuscarawas, Tuscarawas County, Ohio, United States
June 17, 1939
Age 80