|Source: NMHS Newsletter May 1997
Miller Family Genealogy
Michael Miller was born in Lancaster County Penna and
at the age of about ten he floated down the Ohio with
his parents and family to Kentucky. After about seven
years they moved into Ohio and later to Montgomery
County Ohio. His first marriage was to Salome Cramer and
they had 12 children. His second marriage to Elizabeth
Brumbaugh added ten children. Many of these children
moved to Indiana... and at least six sons of Michael and
Salome moved to Wabash, Miami or Huntington County. So
many of the descendants of this line are known to many
One of these six was Michael Miller born in 1817 who
came to North Manchester. His first marriage was to
Charity Maurer and they perhaps had three children. His
second marriage was to Phoebe Bigler and they had l5
children. Several - perhaps six - died young, and one,
Malinda, was blind from the age of nine months.
A son, Amos, was born March 12, 1849, married Sarah
E. Cupp. and lived in North Manchester. Their oldest
child was Bertha Cupp Miller who married Levi Neher and
had one son, Levi. She became well known for several
reasons. Her book, AMONG THE GIANTS, a story introducing
six common failings became popular in the late 1800's.
The copy in the College library is one of the fourth
edition. It was unusual for a woman to be a minister at
that time and she actually served as a pastor for a
Sarah and Amos' second child was Ida who was well
known for her marriage to Otho Winger, long-time
president of Manchester College. They were the parents
of two sons.
Edith was the third daughter and was never married,
specially known for caring for the Wingers near the end
of their lives.
Their youngest child was LeRoy who married Olive A
Deardorff. They were the parents of five children. LeRoy
managed a phone company and later owned and operated a
golf course. They moved away from North Manchester.
Corrections or comments on this family are welcome.