Jacob Yokkel Miller

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Jacob Yokkel Miller

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Berne Twp., Berks, Pennsylvania, United States
Death: Died in Tuscarawas, Tuscarawas, OH, USA
Place of Burial: Tuscarawas, Tuscarawas County, Ohio, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of John M. Miller, Sr. and Magdalena Lehman Miller
Husband of Anna Stutzman and Veronica Miller
Father of John J Miller; Benedict Miller; Mary Seese; Jacob J Miller and Eva Miller
Brother of Barbara Miller; John Miller, I; Joseph Miller; Peter Peter Miller; Christian Glades Miller and 8 others
Half brother of Elizabeth Schrock

Occupation: Amish Bishop
Managed by: Geoffrey David Trowbridge
Last Updated:

About Jacob Yokkel Miller

Jacob was also called "Yockel."

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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

Find A Grave Memorial# 57955905

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Jacob Yokkel Miller's Timeline

1754
August 1754
Berne Twp., Berks, Pennsylvania, United States
1778
April 19, 1778
Age 23
Bern,Berks,Pennsylvania,USA
1781
November 19, 1781
Age 27
Berks, Pennsylvania
1784
January 1, 1784
Age 29
Somerset, Somerset County, Pennsylvania, USA
1787
January 11, 1787
Age 32
Berlin Township, Somerset County, Pennsylvania
1835
February 25, 1835
Age 80
Tuscarawas, Tuscarawas, OH, USA
February 1835
Age 80
Tuscarawas, Tuscarawas County, Ohio, USA
1939
June 17, 1939
Age 80
1942
October 16, 1942
Age 80