One of the most prominent and reliable citizens of Tiffin township, Defiance county, is David Miller, who is a
native of Ohio, born April 18, 1825, a son of Abraham and Elizabeth (Weaver) Miller. The father died in November,
1847, in Richland township, soon after coming to Defiance county, and the mother passed away in Tiffin township.
Our subject was the eldest in their family of nine children six sons and three daughters. In his native county
he was reared and educated, coming to Defiance county with the family in the fall of 1847. Soon after his father's
death he settled in Tiffin township, entering a tract of land in Section 35. By industry and perseverance he soon
converted the wild, uncultivated tract into rich and productive fields, and now has one of the best and most desirable
farms in the community. It comprises two hundred and twenty acres of land, upon which he has erected a comfortable
residence and good barns and outbuildings. At one time he owned four hundred acres, but has since disposed of a
portion of this.
In Tiffin township, February 13, 1851, Mr. Miller was united in marriage with Miss Polly Partee, who was born in
that township, August 22, 1828, and they became the parents of eight children, as follows: Lewis, Franklin; Orlando,
who died in childhood; John; Allen; Sophia, now the wife of Clinton Whitney; Malinda, wife of Edward Wisler; and
Charlotte, wife of A. L. Parker. The family receive and merit the high regard of the entire community.
Politically Mr. Miller has always cast his ballot with the Democratic party, and has ever taken an active interest
in political affairs. For two terms he most creditably served as county commissioner, and has also capably filled
the offices of township trustee and school director for many years. His public and private life are above reproach,
for his career has ever been one characterized by the utmost fidelity to duty. The part which he has taken in the
development of the county has impressed his name indelibly upon its records, and he well deserves mention among
the honored pioneers.
Commemorative Biographical Record of Northwestern, Ohio
Including the counties of
Defiance, Henry, Williams and Fulton
Published by: J. H. Beers and Company
Northwestern, Ohio Biographies
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