52 Ancestors: Edward Christian Miller

Edward Miller, Mary Elizabeth Markey and family

Amy Johnson Crow suggested a weekly blog theme of “52 Ancestors” in her blog post Challenge:  52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks on the No Story Too Small blog.  I am posting my ancestors, one week at a time.

My #12 ancestor on my Ahntenafel list is Edward Christian Miller (1877-1954). He is my great-grandfather on my maternal line. He married Mary Elizabeth Markey (1878-1938) before 1899.

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Edward was a dairy farmer descended from a family of dairy farmers. He was born, lived (except during a short time in Buffalo, New York shortly after his marriage) and died in Colden, Erie County, New York in 1954. His wife passed in 1938, and he lived with his children on the family farm above the barn in his own quarters until his death. Thanks to my cousin, Lois Miller, I have some photos of his family. Perhaps I can find out more about him when the 1950 census and more New York records are released.

I am descended through:

#6 Earl Miller (1903-1972), who married #7 Ruth Dorothy Riordan (1911-1994) in 1934.
#5 Beverly Ditman (1939-), who married #4 William Ditman (1933-1997) in 1956.
#1 Kimberly Ditman (1958-)


Individual

Name: Edward Christian Miller [1-9]
Sex: Male
Occupation: Dairy farmer
Father: Christian F Miller (1851-1928)
Mother: Salome Frantz Kummer (1850-1938)

Facts and Events

  • Birth: 16 Jan 1877 in New York[1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6]
  • Census:28 Jun 1880 in New York, USA; (age 3)[1]
  • Census:16 Feb 1892 in New York, USA; (age 16)[2]
  • Census: 02 Jun 1900 in Buffalo Ward 14, Erie, New York, USA; (age 23)[3]
  • Census: 01 Jun 1905 in Colden, Erie, New York, USA; (age 28)[4]
  • Census: 01 Jun 1915 in New York, USA; (age 38)[5]
  • Census: 13 Jan 1920 in New York, USA; (age 43)[6]
  • Census: 03 Apr 1930 in New York, USA; (age 52)[7]
  • Census: 01 Apr 1940 in New York, USA; (age 63)[8]
  • Death: 17 Aug 1954 in New York, USA (age 77) [9]

Marriages/Children

  1. Mary Elizabeth Markey (1878-1938)

Marriage: Bef. 1899[6]
Children:

  • Francis Miller (1899-1899)
  • Harvey Miller (1902-1981)
  • Earl Miller (1903-1972)
  • Genevieve Miller (1906-1906)
  • Lawrence C Miller (1908-1991)
  • Laverne Albert Miller (1909-1946)
  • Harold E Miller (1918-2000)

Sources

[1] 1880 United States Federal Census (Online publication – Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2005. Census Place: Colden, Erie, New York; Roll: 826; Family History Film: 1254826; Page: 219A; Enumeration District: 85; Image: 0564.

The Christian Miller household was enumerated on 28 Jun 1880 in Colden, Erie County New York. The household included:

  • Christian Miller, male, age 29, married, farmer
  • Sally Miller, female, age 29, wife, married, keeps house
  • Louise Miller, female, age 5, daughter
  • Edward Miller, male, age 3, son
  • Arthur Miller, male, age 1, son

[2] New York, State Census, 1892, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-267-12129-254924-66?cc=1529100 : accessed 6 October 2015), Erie,Colden; image 5 of 10; county offices, New York.

The Christian Miller household was enumerated on 16 Feb 1892 in Colden, Erie County, New York. The household included:

  • Christian F Miller, male, 41, born in U.S. Farmer
  • Salome Miller, female, 42, born in Germany
  • Louise Miller, female, 17, born in US
  • Edward Miller, male, 16, born in US
  • Arthur Miller, male, 14, born in US
  • Eda E. Miller, female, 7, born in US
  • George A Miller, male, 3, born in US

[3] 1900 United States Federal Census (Provo, UT, USA, Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2004), Year: 1900; Census Place: Buffalo Ward 14, Erie, New York; Roll: 1028; Page: 3A; Enumeration District: 0105; FHL microfilm: 1241028.

The Edward Miller household was enumerated on 02 Jun 1900 in Buffalo Ward 14, Erie County, New York. The household included:

  • Edward C Miller, male, born Jan 1877, age 23, married, 2 years, born New York, father born Germany, mother born Germany
  • Mary, wife, female, born Sep 1878, age 21, married, 2 years, born New York, father born New York, mother born New York

[4] New York, State Census, 1905 (Provo, UT, USA, Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2014), Ancestry.com, http://www.Ancestry.com, New York State Archives; Albany, New York; State Population Census Schedules, 1905; Election District: A.D. 08 E.D. 01; City: Colden; County: Erie; Page: 14.

The Edward Miller household was enumerated on 01 Jun 1905, in Colden, Erie County, New York. The household included:

  • Edward C Miller, head, male, age 28, born United States, citizen, farmer
  • Elizabeth M Miller, wife, female, age 25, born United States, citizen, housework
  • Harvey Miller, son, male, age 3, born United States, citizen, at home
  • Earl Miller, son, male, age 1, born United States, citizen, at home
  • William White, boarder, male, age 64, born Canada, Al, pattern maker

[5] New York, State Census, 1915 (Online publication – Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012. Colden, Erie, New York. Page 23;Address: East Road;citing State population census schedules, 1915. Albany, New York: New York State Archives; )

The Edward Miller household was enumerated on 01 Jun 1915 in Colden, Erie County, New York. The household included:

  • Edward Miller, head, male, age 38, born United States, farmer
  • Elizabeth M Miller, wife, female, age 35, born United States, housework
  • Harvey W Miller, son, male, age 13, born United States, school
  • Earl Miller, son, male, age 11, born United States, school
  • Lawrence C Miller, son, male, age 9, born United States, school
  • Laverne A Miller, son, male, age 5, born United States, school
  • Edward J Ross, boarder, male, 38, born United States, Farm Laborer

[6] 1920 United States Federal Census (Online publication – Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2005. Census Place: Colden, Erie, New York; Roll: T625_1099; Page: 4A; Enumeration District: 276; Dwelling #67, Family #67.

The Edward Miller household was enumerated on 13 Jan 1920 in Colden, Erie County, New York. The household included:

  • Edward C Miller, Head, owner, free, male, age 43, married, born New York, father born New York, mother born Germany, farmer, dairy farm
  • Lizzie Miller, wife, female, age 41, married, born New York, father born New York, mother born New York
  • Harvey Miller, son, male, age 18, single, born New York, farm laborer, family farm
  • Earl Miller, son, age 16, single, born New York
  • Lawrence, son, age 11, single, born New York
  • Laverne, son, age 10, single, born New York
  • Harold, son, age 1 10/12, single, born New York

[7] 1930 United States Federal Census (Online publication – Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2002.Original data – United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Fifteenth Census of the United States, 1930. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1930. T626), Ancestry.com, http://www.Ancestry.com, Year: 1930; Census Place: Colden, Erie, New York; Roll: 1435; Page: 1B; Enumeration District: 386; Image: 75.0.

The Edward Miller household was enumerated on 03 Apr 1930 in Colden, Erie County, New York. The household included:

  • Edward Miller, head, owner, male, age 52, married, age 21 at marriage, born New York, father born New York, mother born Germany, farmer, own farm
  • Elizabeth Miller, wife, female, age 51, married, age 20 at marriage, born New York, father born New York, mother born New York
  • Lawrence Miller,  son, male, age 21, single, mechanic, garage
  • Lavern Miller, son, male, age 20, single, no occupation

[8]  1940 United States Federal Census (Online publication – Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012.Original data – United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1940. T627)

The Edward Miller household was enumerated on 01 Apr 1940 in Colden, Erie County, New York. The household included:

  • Edward Miller, head, male, age 63, widowed, born New York
  • Harvey Miller, son, male, age 37, married, born New York, proprietor, Retail drugstore
  • Viola Miller, daughter-in-law, female, age 30, married, born New York
  • Glen Miller, grand son, male, age 8, single, born New York

[9] Earl Miller Family Tree Record Image, Dec 1968; privately held by Kimberly Joy Ditman Black, Ramona, California, United States, 2015. citing Edward Miller b 1-16-1877 b. Elizabeth Markey, d. 8-17-1954.