John M. Miller, Sr.

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John M. Miller, Sr.

Also Known As: "Indian", "Indian John", "Wounded John", "Hannes", "Hans", "The Foreigner", "Crippled John"
Birthplace: Gemmingen, Stuttgart, BW, Germany
Death: July 17, 1798 (69-78)
Brothersvalley Township, Somerset County, PA, United States
Place of Burial: Brothersvalley Township, Somerset County, Pennsylvania, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Christian Daniel Miller, Sr. and Anna Dodereas Miller
Husband of Magdalena Miller; Magdalena Rupp Miller and Anne Marie Miller
Father of Anna MIller; John Miller; Jacob Yokkel Miller; Peter G. Miller; Christian Glades Miller and 10 others
Brother of Mary Veronica Lehman; Nicholas Miller; Peter Miller; Christian (Danielle) Miller; Samuel C Miller and 5 others

Occupation: Farmer
Managed by: Geoffrey David Trowbridge
Last Updated:

About John M. Miller, Sr.

'John "Hannes" M. Miller, Sr. b.c.1724 in La Sagneule, Switzerland d. July 17, 1798 in Brothersvalley, Somerset, Pennsylvania, United States. One source says born in Salles, Bas Rhin, France about 1730. Nicknames: Indian John, Wounded John, Crippled John

Parents: Christian Daniel Miller b. June 25, 1708 in Lebanon, Pennsylvania, United States d. July 1, 1785 in Berks, Pennsylvania, United States and Anna Mishler c. 1702-1800




National ID: 11548

Arrived in PA on ship Francis & Elizabeth in 1742 from Rotterdam, Netherlands

Arrived in America from Europe Sept. 15, 1749. Wounded by Indians in 1757, known as Indian John Miller. Married to Catherine Hochstedler; 2nd marriage to Magdalena Yoder.

-obtained from "Family Record of Christian J. Miller and Catherine Gingerich".



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They were Amish-Mennonite immigrants. He came to Philadelphia on Sept. 15, 1749 on the Phoenix. His 1st wife may have been Magdalena Lehman. He was also know n as "Indian John" or "Wounded John" or "Crippled John" from an incident when h e was wounded when the Hostetler family was taken captive by the Indians in 175 7. See "Anniversary History of the Family of John "Hannes" Miller, Sr. (ca 17 50-1798)" by J. Virgil Miller - Mastof Bookstore.


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John M. Miller, Sr.'s Timeline

Gemmingen, Stuttgart, BW, Germany
September 21, 1742
Age 18
Philadelphia,Philadelphia Co.,Pennsylvania
January 1, 1750
Somerset County, Pennsylvania, United States
Berks County, Pennsylvania, Colonial America
Berks County, Pennsylvania
August 1754
Berne, Berks, Pennsylvania, British Colonial America
Berks, Pennsylvania