Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Tombstone Tuesday - February 21,2017- Gabriel Miller

Gabriel Miller was the son of John and Hannah (Smith) Miller. He was born on June 7, 1829 in Darke County, Ohio. John and Hannah had five children; Charles(1825), Gabriel(1829), John H(1833), Catherine V.(1835), Mary Ann(1836)

John and Hannah Miller moved to the Nine Mile area in Allen County, Indiana in about 1847 along with other family members. Gabriel met and married Ann after arriving Allen County, Indiana. They were married in 1850 or 1851. They had three daughters; Isabel (Belle)(1852), Catherine(1856), Laura Alice(1862). Belle was born in Indiana and Catherine and Laura (Alice) were born in Iowa.

In the 1860 Census, Gabriel, Ann and the first two daughters are living in Webster Township, Hamilton County, Iowa. Gabriel's occupation is listed as carpenter. By the 1870 Census, they had settled in Knoxville, Marion County, Iowa and he is still doing carpentry with two of the daughters still living at home. Catherine is of age and is a seamstress. In the 1880 Federal Census, they are still living in Knoxville and the youngest daughter is still at home and a 28 year old nephew is also living with them. Gabriel and his nephew are carpenter.By the time of the 1900 Census, Gabriel is no longer working as a carpenter. He is a janitor. He and Ann have a boarder who is a minister. His name is Preston Hart. He does not seem to be related. At the age of 80, both Ann and Gabriel are still living in Knoxville during the 1910 Federal Census. They have been married for 59 years.

Gabriel died on February 21, 1918 at the age of 88 years old. He is buried in Graceland Cemetery in Marion County, Iowa next to his wife, Ann. She died 93 days later also at the age of 88.

 Rest in Peace, Gabriel and Ann,
Love, Jan

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