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
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)
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.The numbers refer to the numbering used in the book to identify each person
Name: John Hannes "Indian John" /Miller/
Given Name: John Hannes "Indian John"
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
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Source: S130 Author: Edmund West, comp. Title: Family Data Collection - Births Publication: Name: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2001.; Repository: #R1
Source: S132 Author: Ancestry.com Title: 1800 United States Federal Census Publication: Name: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2010. Images reproduced by FamilySearch.Original data - Second Census of the United States, 1800. (NARA microfilm publication M32, 52 rolls). Records of the Bureau of the Census, Record Grou; Repository: #R1
Source: S2 Title: Ancestry Family Trees Publication: Name: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com. Original data: Family Tree files submitted by Ancestry members.; Repository: #R1 NOTEThis information comes from 1 or more individual Ancestry Family Tree files. This source citation points you to a current version of those files. Note: The owners of these tree files may have removed or changed information since this source citation was created.
Source: S55 Author: Ancestry.com Title: 1790 United States Federal Census Publication: Name: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010. Images reproduced by FamilySearch.Original data - First Census of the United States, 1790 (NARA microfilm publication M637, 12 rolls). Records of the Bureau of the Census, Record Gro; Repository: #R1
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