Biography of Vincent V. Miller
Northwestern Ohio Biographies


In the front ranks of prosperous agriculturists and enterprising citizens of Delaware township, Defiance county, we find the name of this gentleman. He is a son of Elias and Rebecca (Foos) Miller, and is a native of this State, born in Harrison county, December 18, 1845. After a residence for a number of years in Harrison county, the family, in the fall of 1855, removed to Defiance county, making it thenceforth their home. The mother is deceased. [A fuller history of the parents is given in the sketch of their son, Z. H. Miller.]

Vincent V. Miller, the third of their family of five children, came with his parents to Defiance county when nearly ten years of age, and here, in Delaware township, his early education was completed. At the age of seventeen years he learned the carpenter's trade, which he followed regularly for twenty years. He then continued it in connection with fanning four or five years, and with his brother Emanuel was interested in the sawmill business about five years.

In early manhood he married Miss Caroline E. Gordon, who was born in Paulding county, Ohio, April I, 1848, a daughter of the late George Gordon, of the same place; and there they were married, October 19, 1871. Of the two children born to them, one, Arthur E., is living, their little daughter Grace having died in infancy.

In politics Mr. Miller votes with the Prohibition party. He takes an active interest in the public affairs of the township, and is a warm advocate of measures tending to the advancement of educational interests. He has served as a member of the school board three years. Mr. and Mrs. Miller located in their present home in the fall of 1871; and Mr. Miller's valuable farm of two hundred acres, together with its good farm buildings, stands a witness to the thrift and prosperity of the owner.

Commemorative Biographical Record of Northwestern, Ohio
Including the counties of
Defiance, Henry, Williams and Fulton
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