From the 1885 History of Steuben County, Indiana

pages 570-571



Daniel Miller was born in Allen Township, Cumberland Co., Pa., Jan. 31, 1825, a son of John and Barbara (May) Miller.  In 1854 his parents moved to Steuben County, Ind., where the father died in 1879 and the mother in 1880.  But four of their twelve children are living.  They were members of the Lutheran church.  Daniel Miller was reared a farmer and when twenty years of age began to work at the cooper's trade, which he followed several years in connection with farming.  May 9, 1853, he left his native county and came with a team to the wilds of Indiana, fording streams and crossing mountains, arriving in Steuben County June 5.  He settled on what is now John McMahon's farm.  In the fall of 1855 he bought and moved to the farm where he now resides, at that time a heavily timbered tract, with not a tree cut.  Mr. Miller was married in 1850 to Miss Mary Schaeffer, a native of Dauphin County, Pa., born April 14, 1828, daughter of William and Margaret (Beck) Schaeffer.  To them have been born nine children, all save one in Steuben County -- Margaret N., born Oct. 20, 1852, died April 17, 1855; Barbara, born July 18, 1853, died April 20, 1855; Mary E., born Dec. 18, 1854; Joshua, Feb. 10, 1857; George, Aug. 30, 1860; Oliver S., Nov. 4, 1864; Daniel, Nov. 19, 1866; Lucetta E., Oct. 16, 1868; Harper T., May 1, 1871.



Submitted by Kim Davoli