from a book found on HeritageQuest Online – not in my line
Title: A biographical history of Darke County, Ohio
Authors: Daughters of the American Revolution.
City of Publication: Evansville, Ind.:
Page Count: 816
Notes: "The reproduction of this book has been made possible through the sponsorship of the Fort Green Ville Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, Fort Green Ville, Ohio"--T.p. verso.
Reprint. Originally published: Chicago: Lewis Pub. Co., 1900.
Reproduction of original in the Newberry Library.
Reel/Fiche Number: (Genealogy and local history ; LH15095).
found on pages 267 to 269 – Genealogical and Biographical Record
Amos P. Miller
The farming interests of Butler township as well represented by Amos P. Miller, who resides on section 33, where he has a find farm under a high state of cultivation. He was born near Dayton, Ohio, September 9, 1849. His father, David T. Miller, was a native of Rockingham county, Virginia, born February 15, 1812, and in 1822, at the age of ten years, he removed to Montgomery county, Ohio, with his parents, David and Hannah (Foutz) Miller, both of whom were natives of Virginia. The grandparents of our subject had five sons and one daughter, all of who reached mature years, were married and reared families of their own, namely: Michael, Joel, Solomon, David T., John and Barbara. All are now deceased. The mother of these children survived her husband about twenty years and died in 1863, in her ninety-first year. Her remains were laid by his side in the Hull cemetery in Perry township, Montgomery county.
David T. Miller spent the greater part of his youth in Ohio, being reared amid the wild scenes of the frontier. After he had attained to man’s estate he chose as a companion and helpmate on life’s journey Miss Eliza Souders, by who two children were born, one of who died in infancy, and one Ephraim, lived until about thirty-five years of age, leaving three children. After the death of his first wife David T. Miller married Miss Anna Shock, who was born in Montgomery county, Ohio, in 1819. They were married about 1838 and ten children graced their union, of whom nine reached mature years, as follows: John, who died in 1866; Susannah, who became the wife of Noah Comer and died about 18778, leaving five children; Hannah, who became the wife of David Grove and died in the fall of 1898, at the age of fifty-one years, leaving four sons; David I., who died in 1874, leaving two sons; Amos P.; Rachel, who first married Noah Ulrey, by who she had three children, and is now the wife of Cyrus Devilbiss; by who she has four children; Samuel, who is living on the homestead farm west of Dayton and has seven daughters and one son; Aaron, who removed from Kansas to southern California in 1895 and is there living with his family of seven children; and Kate Ann, wife of Charles Millard, who resides hear the home farm in Montgomery county with his wife and four children, three daughters and a son. Mrs. Miller was called to her final rest in December, 1872, and the father was afterward married again. His death occurred in August, 1886. He was a tanner by trade and carried on business along that line on his own account for about twenty years. He owned three hundred acres of land in Montgomery county, also land in Kansas, and liberally aided all of his children. Both he and his wife were members of the German Baptist church, and their remains were interred in the Hull cemetery.
Mr. Miller, of this review, received an ordinary common-school education and remained at home until his twenty-third year, when he was married, on the 26th of March, 1872, to Barbara E. Garber, whose birth occurred in Montgomery county, in 1851, her parents being Jonathan and Catharine (Rife) Garber. Nine children have been born of this union: Elsie M., wife of Abram Wholsinger, of Preble county; Clement L., a farmer of Butler township, who is married and has one son and one daughter; Catherine V., wife of William Petry, of Preble county, by who she has one daughter; Olive I., wife of John Hapner, of Preble county, by whom she has one daughter; Rachel E., wife of Charles Slusher, of Preble county; David I., who aids his father in the operation of the home farm; Jonathan O., who died at the age of eight years; and George E. and John D., who are yet under the parental roof.
Mr. Miller located upon his present farm in the spring of 1882 and has here eighty acres of land. In addition to the raising of cereals he makes a specialty of the growing of tobacco, and for several years has operated a threshing machine. His place is improved with fine buildings, and everything about the farm is neat and thrifty in appearance, indicating the careful supervision of the owner. Mr. Miller is independent in politics and has not voted since casting his ballot for General Hancock, twenty years ago. His time and attention are largely given to his business affairs and in these he has met with creditable success. Activity in the affairs of life, guided by sound judgment, has brought to him a comfortable competence and he is therefore classified among the substantial farmers of his community.