FRANK P. MILLER, one of the representative and successful agriculturists of Hopewell township, whose homestead
of 160 acres in section 29 is known as "Pleasant View Farm," belongs to one of the township's prominent
pioneer families. Mr. Miller was born on this farm, March 13, 1854, and is a son of John and Emily (Lincoln) Miller.
The father of Mr. Miller was born in Pennsylvania, but his mother's people came from New York. In young manhood
John Miller became a resident of Richland County, Ohio, whence he came to Mercer County, settling on the farm which
is now owned by our subject. He was a very early settler here and was concerned in the development of this locality.
He was widely known, served many years as a justice of the peace and was held in the highest esteem by his fellow
citizens. He was one of the strong men of his times, honorable and upright and worthy in every relation of life.
He died in 1891, having survived his wife since 1875.
Frank P. Miller spent his boyhood like other youths of his day in this section, plenty of hard work with a little
schooling mixed in. Mr. Miller has always shown his interest in the public schools and has given support to all
enterprises calculated to increase their efficiency and make them practical. He has always given particular attention
to farming and has met with very satisfying success in this line. His land is so favorably situated that its name
of "Pleasant View" precisely describes it. Mr. Miller carries on general farming and some good stock
can be seen in his pastures.
Mr. Miller was united in marriage with Margaret Smith, who was born In Liberty township, Mercer County, Ohio, and
is a daughter of the late George Smith. They have four children, namely: Gertrude A., Lurilla O., Clarence F. and
Richard F. The eldest daughter married Asa Meister, a business citizen of Celina, and the second one is the wife
of Walter Fetters, of Hopewell township.
For some years Mr. Miller served as a justice of the peace in Hopewell township, and also as school director. With
his family he belongs to the Evangelical Association. Politically he is a Republican.
History of Mercer County, Ohio
and Representative Citizens
Edited & Compiled by: Hon. S. S. Scranton
Published by: Biographical Publishing Company
Mercer County, Ohio Biographies
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