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August Miller

Male 1826 - 1907


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  • Born  29 Oct 1826  ,Prussia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Died  26 Sep 1907  Arnold, Custer, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried  28 Sep 1907  Arnold, Custer, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I13970  Killmer Family
    Last Modified  16 Dec 2012 

    Family  Clarissa Ann Howe,   b. 04 Mar 1847, ,Steuben, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Mar 1940, Arnold, Custer, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  12 Jun 1867  Seneca, Nemaha, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 


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      He was 40 years old, she was 20.
    Children 
     1. Miller
     2. Viola Miller,   b. 15 Jan 1869, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 01 May 1969, Broken Bow, Custer, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location
    >3. Matilda Miller,   b. 01 May 1870, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 05 Oct 1918
    >4. Clara Bell Miller,   b. 22 Sep 1871, Westmoreland, Pottawatomie, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 04 Oct 1928, Sheridan, Sheridan, Wyoming Find all individuals with events at this location
    >5. Edmund Miller,   b. 20 Nov 1874, near Bloomfield, Davis, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jun 1962, Pacific, King, Washington Find all individuals with events at this location
    >6. Minnie May Miller,   b. 15 Nov 1876, Pottawatomie, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Oct 1970, Ord, Valley, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. August Miller,   b. 01 Apr 1878, Pottawatomie, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 May 1879, Pottawatomie, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location
    >8. Fannie May Miller,   b. 08 Jun 1882, Topeka, Shawnee, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Feb 1981, Callaway, Custer, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID  F05041  Group Sheet

  • Notes 


    • HISTORY: Nettie Nora Moles gives some of the Miller history, althoug h some of the details are apparently somewhat mixed-up:
      "Grandpa August Miller cam from Germany when he was 16 years old . He enlisted int he Civil War Army. Grandpa (Edmund) said Grandpa' s (August's) mother cried when he left Germany. He had a sistername d Matilda. After the Civil War, Grandpa (August) worked on the railr oad some place and one of the kids was born in a covered wagon. Als o dad (Edmund) born in covered wagon. 1st railroad after the Civil W ar. Took home tree claims (gave up tree claims and used pre-emptio n rights). But first lived in Kansas: Pottawatomie county (West Morl in 4th of July) Forstori (Maidy Powers teacher) - walked to school (i t was a church) at Spring Creek. Little brother buried there (a tow n Marysville), Ervin (town). Mr. and Mrs. Harms took dad (Edmund) t o Centralia when dad (?August) came to Custer County. Another town , Butler. Grandpa (August) came first and took tree claims, went bac k and all moved. Family lived in tent between Forstore (?Forstoria ) and Ervin in Timber."

      EMIGRATION: Apparently left mother and sister Matilda in Prussia i n 1856 at about the age of 30 and moved to Colorado where he worked i n the mines.

      CIVIL WAR: 26 Sep 1861 at the age of 36, August joined Company C, 1s t Regiment of Colorado Cavalry Volunteers, commanded by Capt. Soopers . He enrolled for 3 years at California Gulch, Colorado. He was wor king as a miner and description 5'6" tall, hazel eyes (later describe d as brown eyes), brown hair, fair complexion. He was treated at Por t Hospital in Ft. Craig, MN Jul 1862. On 5 Jan 1864 he reenlisted un til the end of the war at Camp Curtis, Colorado in Company G, command ed by Capt. Charles C. Hawley. He received a medical discharge o n 2 Oct 1865 at Denver, Colorado. He had chronic diarrhea and rheuma tism as a result of his service, which he later received a pension fr om.

      HISTORY: Farmer in Kansas and Nebraska. He raised Frank Miller and K atie as his own children, although he was their step-father. Augus t & Clarissa were divorced about 1897. Story was August wanted to de ed his farms to Edmund and Clarissa pulled out. In 1900 August livin g in Arnold with his daughter Minnie and next door to his son Edmund.

      OBITUARY: August Miller, born in Germany in Europe way back in the ye ar 1827, died on September 26, 1907, at the age of 80 years. He enli sted in October of 1861 in the Union Army for Civil War service wit h Company C, First Colorado Cavalry unit, as a private, and he serve d three very hard, long years of Civil War service, being discharge d on October 27, 1865. He then re-enlisted in Company G, and he serv ed one year and then was honorably discharged, being a most patrioti c loyal American soldier. He was ill only but three weeks recently . He was the father of eight children, two sons and five daughters n ow living at his passing. The casket at the funeral was draped wit h the flag of the country he served in peace and war, and the other m embers of the Grand Army of the Republic (G.A.R. Post) attended i n a body. He was buried in the cemetery at Arnold, Nebraska. -The C uster County Republic.

      OBITUARY: "Another Old Veteran Answers the Last Roll Call". August M iller was born in Germany in 1827, died Sept. 26, 1907, aged eighty y ears. He enlisted in the services of his country as a private in Com pany C., First Colorado Cavalry in October 1861, and after seeing thr ee years hard service, he was honorably discharged October 27, 1865 . He then re-enlisted in Company G., and served one year and was aga in honorably discharged. Mr. Miller was truly patriotic and loyal Am erican soldier and a man whose word was as good as his bond. He wa s taken sick about three weeks ago with general disability, and altho ugh kind hands did all they could, his great age was against him, an d he soon passed to the great beyond. He was the father of eight chi ldren, one has passed away and seven are left-two sons and five daugh ters, all of whom were in attendance at his last sickness, and all fo llowed his remains to the Arnold cemetery, where he was laid away, am id a large circle of friends, who went to pay their last respects t o one who faithfully served his country. The beautiful casket was dr aped with the stars and stripes he so nobly defended in his younger d ays. He was a member of the G.A.R., who bore him to his last restin g place. The boys who wore the blue pass away one by one, but let u s not forget the ones who are left in our midst, and help them wit h a warm welcome.