Biographies and Obituaries
In loving memory
History of the Catholic Church in Indiana
Logansport: Bowen, 1898
Jacob Miller (deceased) was a well known business man of Washington, Daviess County, Ind., of which city he was a resident from November, 1854, until his death which occurred March 9, 1872. He was born in Bavaria, June 16, 1828, a son of Jacob and Elizabeth (Weir) Miller, and was early taught the mason's trade. In 1852 he came to the United States, and in June, 1853, married, in New York, Miss Eva Hegsdens, who was born in Bavaria, December 28, 1826, a daughter of Adam and Mary Ann (Deis) Hegsdens, the former of whom was a nailmaker. In 1854, Mr. and Mrs. Miller left New York for Indiana, and arrived in November, as stated above. Here Mr. Miller engaged at work as a mason on the Ohio & Mississippi railroad, and later in a brickyard and in quarrying stone, and was thus employed until 1863, when he opened a saloon, and this he conducted until his death. He was a democrat in politics and was very popular with his party and the general public, and accumulated considerable property. To Mr. and Mrs. Miller were born six children, as follows: Louisa, now Mrs. Henry F. Vollmer; Josephine, wife of T. Klee; Mary, Sister in St. Mary of the Woods Society; Sophia, deceased; Clara, at home; and Anna, wife of Charles Burns. Mr.Miller was a member of St. Simon's Catholic church, of which Mrs. Miller was also a member, but after his decease she transferred her membership to St. Mary's congregation, of which she was a member of the Altar society. She departed this life in September, 1897.
Contributed by: John D. McMullen