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Delaware County, Iowa


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George A. Miller

Farming & Stock Raising

Milo Township


      George A. Miller, a farmer and stock-raiser residing on section 22, Milo township, is the owner of a well improved tract of land comprising one hundred and twenty acres. His birth occurred in Stephenson county, Illinois, on the 22d of November, 1861, his parents being Jacob and Catherine Miller. In 1874 they journeyed to Delaware county, Iowa, by wagon and took up their abode on a farm in Milo township. To them were born ten children, all of whom survive, as follows: Sarah, who is the wife of John Haynes, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa; George A., of this review; Mary, who is the widow of Lorin Barker and resides in this county; Anna, who gave her hand in marriage to Joseph Phyfe and makes her home in Oklahoma; Fred, a resident of Fort Wayne, Indiana; Oscar, living in Delaware county; Rose, who is the wife of Hosea Webber, of Manchester; Emily, the wife of John A. Dunlap, of Milo township; Otis, who also lives in Milo township; and Oris, of this county.
    George A. Miller, who acquired his education in the district schools of Illinois, was a youth of thirteen when he came with his parents to Delaware county. Here he has devoted his time and energies to general agricultural pursuits throughout his entire business career, being now the owner of a farm of one hundred and twenty acres six miles southeast of Manchester, which he has brought to a high state of cultivation and improvement. He raises graded stock in connection with the cultivation of cereals, and both branches of his business are proving gratifyingly remunerative.
     On the 30th of October, 1887, Mr. Miller was united in marriage to Miss Harriet Olmstead, a daughter of Everett and Ada (Burdick) Olmstead. To them have been born five children, as follows: George Lyle, who belongs to the state militia and resides in Delaware county; Minerva, at home, who is a graduate of the public schools of Manchester; Clinton, also at home; and two who died in infancy. George A. Miller has been a resident of this county during the past four decades and is widely recognized as one of its prosperous, public spirited and representative citizens.


~ source: History of Delaware County, Iowa and its People, Illustrated, Volume II. The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1914, Chicago. Page 472-473. Call Number 977.7385 H2m; LDS microfilm #934937.

~transcribed and contributed by Constance Diamond for Delaware County IAGenWeb


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