Biography of John B. Miller
Allen County, OH Biographies

JOHN B. MILLER, farmer, P. O. Lima, was born in Rockingham County, Va., April 27, 1818, and is a son of Samuel and Barbara (Senger) Miller, who settled in 1839 in Bath Township, this county, on the farm now occupied by our subject. and there lived and died. They had three children: Daniel (deceased), John B., and Martin (deceased). Our subject came to Bath Township with his parents when twenty one years of age, and cleared most of his farm himself. He has been married four times, on the first occasion, December 24, 1840, to Elizabeth, daughter of John and Sarah (Leatherman) Rigle, by whom he had six children: Samuel, John (deceased), Jacob, Sarah (wife of Abram Early), Elizabeth and Barbara (twins, both deceased). His second wife was Elizabeth, daughter of Solomon and Lydia Miller, to whom he was married October 6, 1854. The issue of this union was five children: Rebecca (wife of Emanuel Ridenour). Mary A. (wife of Jacob Early), Lydia (wife of Samuel Clark) and two infants (deceased). His third wife was Christiana King (nee Coppis) to whom he was married October 3, 1863, and by whom he had four children: Diana, George F. and two who died in infancy; and February 14, 1871, he married his present wife, Rebecca Leedy (nee Hockman). Mr. Miller is one of the few pioneers now living in Bath Township, and is one of its leading and substantial farmers. He and his wife are members of the German Baptist Church. In politics he is a Democrat.

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