This representative and public spirited citizen of Sherwood, Defiance county, is a native of Harrison county, this
State, born December 4, 1843.
Elias Miller married Rebecca Foos, and they had a family of five children, the second of these being Emanuel, the
subject of this sketch. Z. H. and Vincent V. are also members of this family. Mr. and Mrs. Elias Miller resided
in Harrison county for a number of years prior to the fall of 1855, when they removed to Defiance county, making
it their permanent home. The father is still living, but the mother is deceased.
Emanuel Miller, accompanying his parents to Defiance county when a lad of nearly twelve years, remained with them
in their new home until he was about twenty years of age, when he went into the forests of Michigan and worked
at lumbering about eight months. With the exception of this time and several months spent in Illinois and Iowa,
he has been a resident of Sherwood ever since his removal here with his parents. Although agriculture has been
the chief business of his life, he has devoted some time to other pursuits, was associated with his brother Vincent
for about five years in the operation of a sawmill, and has engaged in the work of a carpenter to some extent.
Mr, Miller married Miss Martha E. Taylor, of Sherwood, a daughter of the late William Taylor, a Pennsylvanian by
birth. Mrs. Miller is a native of Crawford county, Ohio. Her father lived but a few years after locating in Sherwood.
Mr, and Mrs, Miller have had six children, as follows: Nellie G,, Emerson, Maggie J., Cora B,, Elba M. and Clara,
All of them are living except the eldest, with whom they were called to part when she was twelve years old,
Mr, Miller owns more than one hundred acres of land in the corporation of Sherwood, and he is an active and interested
participant in all local affairs, He was honored with the office of trustee of Delaware township, and his fellow
townsmen in Sherwood evinced their appreciation of his worth by making him one of their first councilmen. Socially,
he is a member of the Patriotic Order Sons of America.
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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