Biography of William Miller


Miller, William, Boston, was born April 7, 1845, in Alsace, and is a son of Christian and Magdalena Miller. His mother died in France in 1851. In 1854 he came with his father to America, settling in Buffalo, where they arrived May 12, 1854. His father and family (he having married again) proceeded at once to the town of Boston, where he purchased a farm on the hill east of the village and which our subject now owns. His stepmother died in March, 1890, and his father died in January, 1896, at the advanced age of eighty-seven years. They had nine children, five of whom are living: Martin, lives in Colden, Michael, lives in Marilla, Charles, lives in Franklin. Pa., and is connected with the Standard Oil Company, being a large stockholder and a millionaire; and one sister, Mrs. Wallish, living in Holland village. William Miller married Catherine Anna Schiegele, daughter of Mathias and Susan Margaret Schlegele, who were natives of Germany. Mr. and Mrs. Miller have had four children: Carrie, who lives in Buffalo; Amelia, deceased; William, deceased; and Charles A., who is now attending school in Buftalo. Mr. Miller has twice been elected town collector and has been assessor of Boston for six years, both offices having been filled with entire satisfaction to the people of his town and credit to himself. Mr. Miller is a farmer and raises large quantities of hay and grain, but gives the most of his attention to dairying, and converting the milk product into cheese.

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Edited by: Truman C. White
The Boston History Company, Publishes 1898


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