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Johannes Miller (abt. 1730 - 1798)

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Johannes (John) "Hannes" Miller aka Muller
Born about in Europemap
Husband of — married in Somerset County, Pennsylvaniamap
Descendants descendants
Died in Somerset Co., PAmap
Profile last modified | Created 13 Sep 2010 | Last significant change: 29 Jan 2018
23:27: James Luper III edited the Biography for John Miller. [Thank James for this]
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Categories: Swiss-German and Mennonite Immigrants to Pennsylvania.



John Miller was born in Europe in 1730 and came to the Penn Colony in 1749 on the Phoenix. Name was Johannes Muller, called Hannes; called Indian John, Wounded John, and Crippled John by family historians – is said to have been wounded as the Hochstetler family was being taken into captivity by the Indians in 1757 – may be tradition, no documentary evidence ... [1]

Hannes and Magdalena stayed in Elklick township for only eleven years. The first four children married, settled and stayed in Elklick or Summit township. Hannes and Magdalena moved with the younger children to the Glades. He Miller bought a farm from Abraham Coxson.

"Hannes, Sr., and his wife lived together in the Glades only from 1786 to 1798, twelve years, altough Magdalena lived another nineteen years. Hannes died at about age sixty-eight, an average age for that time, but not a great age." (see source below -- page 9)

"On the Maust Farm itself is a small cemetery with several markers, only one of which has an inscription. It reads: "M1817M," which we could interpret as: Magdalena Miller, died 1817." "The gravestone of John, Sr. is no longer there."(see source below -- pgs. 22 & 119)[2][3]

FAMILY OF JOHN MILLER. 9146, John Miller, who was wounded by the Indians when they were taking the fam. of Jacob Hostetler into captivity, moved later to Somerset Co., where he d. Moses B. Miller, Geistown, Pa., wrote an account of John's fam. This account follows, supplemented by material furnished by William F. Hochstetler, of fam. 2228.
Children: Jacob, 9147; John, 9154; Christian, 9162; Peter, 9163; Joseph, 9169; Mrs. Joseph Speicher, of Somerset Co., Pa.; Mrs. Christian Speicher, of Somerset Co., Pa.; Mrs. Jacob Kauffman, 9173; Mrs. Christian Mishler, 9174; Mrs. John Schrag, whose children appear in fam. 2863; Barbara, wife of Jacob Hochstetler whose descendants are given in fams. 3- 1386.[4]The numbers refer to the numbering used in the book to identify each person

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Name: John Hannes "Indian John" /Miller/
Given Name: John Hannes "Indian John"
Surname: Miller
Nickname: Indian John

A Given name was found in addition to a first name in the NAME tag.


Place: Miller's Choice Cemetery, Brothersvalley Township, Somerset Co, PA


  2. "Anniversary History of the Family of John "Hannas" Miller, Sr. (ca. 1730-1798)" by J. Virgil Miller
  3. 88769008 Find A Grave
  4. Page 953. Hostetler, Harvey, Descendants of Jacob Hochstetler, the immigrant of 1736. (published ELGIN, ILL. Brethren Publishing House, 1912.) page(s)841.
  • "Anniversary History of the Family of John "Hannas" Miller, Sr. (ca. 1730-1798)" by J. Virgil Miller[5]
  • Find A Grave


This person was created on 13 September 2010 through the import of all_01september_2010.GED.

Thank you to Joseph St. Denis for creating Miller-18181 on 1 Dec 13. Click the Changes tab for the details on contributions by Joseph and others.

Thank you to Lisa Littell, for Miller-657 on Monday, January 6, 2014.

Thank you to Tom Greene for creating Miller-27580 by the import of wikirobinson1.ged on Apr 17, 2015.

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On 26 Dec 2016 at 03:22 GMT Joseph St. Denis wrote:

Miller-22133 and Miller-657 appear to represent the same person because: Same wife and son

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