Biography of Solomon B. Miller
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SOLOMON B. MILLER, a prominent farmer of Union Township, was born in Darke County, Ohio, February 14, 1841, and is the son of John and Sarah (Brodrick) Miller, of German and English descent. Solomon B. was reared on a farm and received the benefit of a common school education; he came to Howard County in the spring of 1861, in company with his father, who at this time purchased eighty acres of land one mile northeast of Jerome, in Union Township. Mr. Miller enlisted in August, 1861, in Company D, Thirty ninth Indiana Volunteer Infantry, and was mustered in at Indianapolis. He was sent to Munfordsville, Ky., where he remained about nine months. He engaged in battle at Munfordsville, and was subsequently discharged on account of ill health; he returned home and again enlisted in the fall of 1863, in the Eleventh Regiment Indiana Volunteer Cavalry, under Col. Steward; he was sent to Nashville, Tenn., and from there to Bellfont, Ala., and engaged in battle at Huntsville. After this, he was sent with a reenforcement to Gen. Thomas, at Columbia, Tenn., and was engaged with Gen. Thomas all through his encounters with Hood, until the disbanding of Hood's army; he was then taken to Eastport, Miss., and from there to St. Louis; thence to Western Kansas, and from there he was transferred to Leavenworth, Kan., where he was mustered out September 11, 1865; he then returned home and resumed farming; he was married, March 17, 1876, to Miss Sarah E. Riege, born April 4, 1852, daughter of William and Lydia J. (Jones) Riege, of Grant County, Ind. This union has been blessed with two children, John W., born May 22, 1877, Henry, born September 30, 1879. Mr. Miller is at present the owner of fifty two acres of land one half mile east of Jerome; he is a successful farmer, and a prominent and worthy citizen. In the spring of 1875, he became a member of the Masonic fraternity; is also an active politician, voting the Republican ticket, and cast his first Presidential vote in 1868 for U. S. Grant.

From:
Counties of Howard and Tipton, Indiana
Historical and Biographical
Charles Blanchard, Editor
F. A. Bettey & Co.
Chicago 1883.


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