MULLER, John 1845-1921
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Date: 12/27/2016 at 23:20:15
The funeral of John Miller, who died at Adrian, Minn., last Friday, was held Wednesday afternoon at the Bode church west of Wellsburg, Rev. H. C. Bode officiating. Interment was made in the family lot at Bode church cemetery. A large number of the older residents of this part of the county were present to pay their respects to the memory of the deceased. Mr. Miller was the first city clerk of Wellsburg, assuming that office at the time of the incorporation of the place, when Dr. W. T. Chinn became the first mayor. In 1907 he removed to Texas where he lived till he ceased active work. Mr. Miller built the brick building now occupied by the Wellsburg Herald, and was a well known and leading figure in the activities of the town and county for many years. He has not been actively engaged in any business for a number of years, but has spent his declining years at the home of his sons and daughters in different parts of the United States. John Miller was born July 4th, 1845, at Loga, by Leer Ostfriesland, Germany, and died October 14, 1921, in Adrian, Minnesota, aged 76 years, 3 months and 11 days. He died at the home of his son John, where he had been for some time. The cause of death was disability incumbent upon old age, and followed a general breaking down of his health. Mr. Miller came to America in the year 1868, coming to Grundy county, living also in Hardin county near Alden and also for about 3 years in Chicago. He was married several times and leaves six sons and five daughters to mourn his loss. He had 32 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren. The sons and daughters present at the funeral were John, of Adrian, Minn.; Heye of Little Rock, Iowa; George Doyen of Holland, Minn.; Josie, of Fort Worth, Texas; Herman and Walter Miller of Fort Worth, Texas; Mrs. Carrie Wurtzsinger, of Minneapolis, Minn.; and Freddie Miller and Mrs. Chas. Zech, of Wellsburg, besides several grandchildren. Besides the above sons and daughters who were present at the funeral there were also present from abroad Mr. and Mrs. Albert Albers of Alden, Iowa; Miss Margaret Albers, of Iowa Falls, Iowa; and Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius Johnson, of Aplington, Iowa; Fred Harms and wife of Alden; C. Schafer of Grundy Center; and Mrs. Tena Houtz, a granddaughter, of Estherville, Iowa.
--The Grundy Republican (Grundy Center, Iowa), 27 October 1921, pg 7
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