Biography of Peter Miller
Tompkins County, NY Biographies





Miller, Peter, was born in what is now Monroe county, Pa., in 1821, the son of Andrew Miller, who came to Lansing with his family in 1823, settling on 140 acres in that town, where he spent his life. By his wife, Hannah Snyder, he had fourteen children, all of whom grew to maturity. They are: Mary, deceased, wife of Daniel Leary of Genoa; John, Andrew, Christian, Melcher, Peter, Simon, Henry, Daniel, Lucy, deceased, wife of Girard Green of Genoa; Sarah, widow of Henry De Camp of Lansing; J. J., Lavine, wife of James Tarbell of West Groton; Hannah, widow of David Raynor, of Locke, Cayuga county. The parents died October 12, 1866, and February 14, 1848, respectively. The grandfather of our subject was Christian Miller, of Pennsylvania, who lived to be 112 years old. Peter Miller was reared on the farm, where he remained until his majority, working for his father. He then hired out to his father for a year, and then took charge of the place on his own account for eight years, during which he bought a farm of fifty acres in Genoa, Cayuga county, adjoining, on which he moved and began farming. He now owns 112 acres. In 1851 he married Louisa, daughter of Jacob D, and Susanna (Bowker) Ross, of Lansing, where she was born October 16, 1832. John Bowker, the pioneer settler in Lansing was her grandfather. Mr. and Mrs. Miller have had two children; Andrew Jacob, born in 1851, who married Frances Johnson, and has one child, Cora; and Emma, born in 1861, wife of Charles Williams. They have two children: Pearl and Paul. Andrew J. and family live on the farm of our subject, which the son manages for his father. He has at different times been engaged in the mercantile world, before settling down to the farm, having resided in Oswego, Auburn, Michigan, etc. Both father and son are Republicans.

From:
Landmarks of Tompkins County, New York
Including a History of Cornell University
Edited by: John H. Selkreg
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1894


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