Miller, Louis Sowers

Miller, Louis Sowers

Male 1848 - 1912  (64 years)

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  • Name Miller, Louis Sowers  [1, 2
    Born 16 Mar 1848  Fayette County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Died 31 Dec 1912  Fayette County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Buried Redstone Cemetery, Brownsville, Fayette County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I4075  Sackett | Descendants of Thomas Sacket the Elder, Simon Sackett the Colonist
    Last Modified 19 Jan 2014 

    Father Miller, Sgt. Augustus Isreal,   b. 2 Feb 1821, Fayette County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Aug 1863, Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 42 years) 
    Mother Marchand, Elizabeth Kemerer,   b. 11 Sep 1824, Fayette County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Mar 1848, Fayette County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 23 years) 
    Married 13 Nov 1845 
    Children
    1. Miller, Louis Sowers,   b. 16 Mar 1848, Fayette County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Dec 1912, Fayette County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     
    Family ID F1715  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Forsyth, Mary Ann,   b. 25 Aug 1845, Fayette County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Feb 1931, Jefferson Township, Fayette County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years) 
    Married 10 Nov 1870  Fayette County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
     1. Miller, Laura Adela,   b. 27 Mar 1872, Fayette County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Dec 1947, Jefferson Township, Fayette County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
     2. Miller, Frank Mumford,   b. 4 Sep 1873, Brownsville, Fayette County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Jan 1940, Jefferson Township, Fayette County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years)
     3. Miller, Oliver Johnson,   b. 19 Feb 1875, Fayette County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Aug 1901, Fayette County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 26 years)
     4. Miller, Jennie Forsythe,   b. 21 May 1877, Fayette County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Unknown
     5. Miller, Elizabeth Marchand,   b. 27 Mar 1880, Jefferson Township, Fayette County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Dec 1954, Charleroi Monessen Hospital, North Charleroi, Washington County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
     6. Miller, William Augustus,   b. 22 Jan 1886, Fayette County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Dec 1936, Uniontown, Fayette, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 50 years)
    Last Modified 6 Nov 2011 
    Family ID F1718  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 16 Mar 1848 - Fayette County, Pennsylvania, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 10 Nov 1870 - Fayette County, Pennsylvania, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Miller, Laura Adela - 27 Mar 1872 - Fayette County, Pennsylvania, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Miller, Frank Mumford - 4 Sep 1873 - Brownsville, Fayette County, Pennsylvania, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Miller, Oliver Johnson - 19 Feb 1875 - Fayette County, Pennsylvania, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Miller, Jennie Forsythe - 21 May 1877 - Fayette County, Pennsylvania, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Miller, Elizabeth Marchand - 27 Mar 1880 - Jefferson Township, Fayette County, Pennsylvania, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Miller, William Augustus - 22 Jan 1886 - Fayette County, Pennsylvania, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 31 Dec 1912 - Fayette County, Pennsylvania, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Redstone Cemetery, Brownsville, Fayette County, Pennsylvania, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Posted by Ted C. Smith:
      History of Fayette County, Pa.
      L. H. Everts & Co., Philadelphia
      1882 (page 632

      LOUIS SOWERS MILLER

      Louis S. Miller is the grandson of Israel Miller, in his day a leading business man of Brownsville, Fayette Co., and the only child of Augustus I. Miller, a native of the same place. Israel Miller was born April 6, 1783, and on May 6, 1810, married Anna Maria Sowers, daughter of Michael and Dorothy Sowers, who was born June 29, 1790. Michael Sowers was one of the earliest business men of this region, and was born Oct. 16, 1762. Israel Miller died April 16, 1871. Mrs. Anna M. Miller died May 5, 1850, in her sixtieth year. Israel and Anna Maria Miller were the parents of eleven children, five sons and six daughters, of whom was Augustus I. Miller, who was born Feb. 2, 1821, the third in number of the sons. On Nov. 13, 1845, he married Elizabeth K. Marchand, daughter of Dr. Louis and Sarah Sackett Marchand, of Uniontown, Pa. He was a soldier in the war of the Rebellion, and enlisted among the three months' troops in April, 1861, joining the Twelfth Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers, and after the expiration of that period of enlistment enlisted in November, 1861, for the term of three years, being attached to Company H, Seventh Regiment, Pennsylvania Cavalry, and died at Louisville, Ky., Aug. 19, 1863, of diseases contracted while in the service.

      Louis S. Miller was born in Brownsville, Fayette Co., Pa., March 16, 1848. His early education was received in the public schools, his business education in Iron City Commercial College and the business world. His mother dying when he was two days old, his early life was spent with his grandmother, Mrs. Dr. Louis Marchand. He was married Nov. 10, 1870, to Mary A. Forsythe. They have five children - Laura, Frank, Oliver, Jennis and Lizzie. He has occupied the present residence three years. His farm is worked by tenants under his direction. He devotes most of his time to the coal business. His neighbors regard him as a good business man.
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      Posted by Ted C. Smith:
      Biographical and Portrait Cyclopedia of
      Fayette County, Pennsylvania
      John M. Gresham & Co., Chicago
      1889 (page 558)

      Louis Sowers Miller, a prominent coal operator of the Monongahela valley, is the only child of Augustus I. and Elizabeth K. (Marchand) Miller, and was born in Brownsville, Fayette county, Pa. March 16, 1848. His grandfather, Israel Miller, was a very prominent business man of Brownsville. He was born April 6, 1783, and died April 16, 1871. May 6, 1810, he married Miss Anna Maria Sowers. They had five sons and six daughters. Mrs. Miller was born June 29, 1790, and died May 5, 1850. She was a daughter of Michael and Dorothy Sowers. Mr. Sowers was born October 16, 1762, and was one of the early business men of Brownsville. His father, August I. Miller (third son of Israel Miller) was born February 2, 1821, and was married November 13, 1845, to Miss Elizabeth K., daughter of Dr. Louis Marchand (see sketch of L. A. Marchand). Mrs. Miller died March 18, 1848. Mr. Miller was a brave soldier, and gave his life in support of the Federal cause. He enlisted in April, 1861, in the Twelfth Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers for three months, re-enlisted in November, 1861, for three years, in Company H, Seventh Regiment Pennsylvania Cavalry, and died in Louisville, Ky., August 19, 1863, of disease contracted in the service. Louis S. Miller attended the common schools, and received his business education in the Iron City Commercial College. On November 10, 1872, he was married to Miss Mary A. Forsythe. They have six children; Laura, Frank, Oliver, Jennie, Lizzie and William Augustus.

      Louis S. Miller in December, 1879, originated and became a member of the "Little Alps Coal Company, Limited," and opened the Little Alps mine on his farm, just opposite the town of California. After some changes in 1880, Mr. Miller and J. Underwood, J. S. Elliott and John W. Ailes formed a partnership and opened their present "Snow Hill Mine" in Jefferson Township, opposite the village of Roscoe. The average yearly output of this mine is 1,500,000 bushels of coal, which is of very fine quality and in great demand from Cincinnati to New Orleans. The company employs from one hundred to 150 men at their coal works, and ship their coal down the Ohio and Mississippi rivers. They own a general mercantile store at Roscoe, and are proprietors of the steamer Crescent.

      The beautiful home farm of Mr. Miller is opposite California. It contains one hundred acres of choice land, and is on the projected Coal Center & Connellsville railroad. Mr. Miller is a republican, and is serving his fourth term as trustee of the State Normal School at California. He is a member of the American Mechanics, and is one of the most enterprising and successful business men of Fayette county.

      (Ed. note: Mr. Miller died December 31, 1912, per the Pennsylvania SAR Yearbook, 1955, p. 459)
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      1870 Census; Jefferson Township, Fayette County, Pennsylvania
      Page No. 8; 26 July 1870; Post Office: Pike Run
      55/55
      Lilley, Thomas, 36, M, W, Farmer, Pa.
      Lilley, Mary L., 35, F, W, Keeping House, Pa.
      Freeman, Mary, 80, F, W, ---, Pa.
      Miller, Louis, 22, M, W, Farmer, Pa.
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      1880 Census; Jefferson, Fayette, Pennsylvania
      Family History Library Film: 1255130
      NA Film Number: T9-1130
      Page Number: 272A; 11 June, 1880
      L. S. MILLER, Self, M, Male, W, 33, PA, Farmer, PA, PA
      Mary A. MILLER, Wife, M, Female, W, 34, PA, Keeping House, PA, PA
      Laura MILLER, Dau, S, Female, W, 8, PA, ---, PA, PA
      Frank MILLER, Son, S, Male, W, 7, PA, ---, PA, PA
      Oliver MILLER, Son, S, Male, W, 5, PA, ---, PA, PA
      Jennie MILLER, Dau, S, Female, W, 3, PA, ---, PA, PA
      Lizzie MILLER, Dau, S, Female, W, 2M, PA, ---, PA, PA
      Belle CHARLTON, Other, S, Female, W, 19, ENG, Servant, ENG, ENG
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      1900 Census; Jefferson Township, Precinct 2, Fayette County, Pennsylvania
      SD No. 17; ED No. 34; Sheet No. 2A; 4 June, 1900
      17/20
      Miller, L. S., Head, W, M, Mch, 1848, 52, M, 29, Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania, Farmer
      Miller, M. A., Wife, W, F, Aug, 1845, 54, M, 29, 6-6, Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania, ---
      Miller, Laura A., Daughter, W, F, Mch, 1872, 28, S, Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania, ---
      Miller, Oliver J., Son, M, W, Feb, 1875, 25, S, Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania, Bank Cashier
      Miller, Jennie F., Daughter, W, F, May, 1877, 23, S, Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania, ---
      Miller, Elizabeth M., Daughter, W, F, Mch 1880, 20, S, Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania, ---
      Miller, William A., Son, W, M, Jan, 1886, 14, S, Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania, ---
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      1910 Census; Jefferson Township, Fayette County, Pennsylvania
      SD No.: 22; ED No.:41; Sheet No. 17A [stamped 259; 6 May, 1910
      251/294
      Miller, Louis S., Head, M, W, 62, M1, 39, Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania, Farmer
      [Sheet No.: 17B]
      Miller, Mary A., Wife, F, W, 66, M1, 39, 5-6, Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania, None
      Miller, Laura A. Daughter, F, W, 38, S, Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania, None
      Miller, Jennie F., Daughter, F, W, 32, S, Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania, None
      Miller, Elizabeth M., Daughter, F, W, 30, S, Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania, None
      Miller, William A., Son, M, W, 24, S, Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania, Lawyer
      Miller, Frances M., Grand daughter, F, W, 8, S, Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania, None
      Miller, Blanche O., Grand daughter, F, W, 8, S, Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania, None
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      Find A Grave Memorial
      Louis Sowers Miller
      Birth: Mar. 16, 1848; Fayette County, Pennsylvania, USA
      Death: Dec. 31, 1912; Fayette County, Pennsylvania, USA

      Son of Augustus Isreal MILLER and Elizabeth Kemerer MARCHAND.

      Family links:
      Parents:
      Augustus J. Miller (1823 - 1863)
      Elizabeth Kemerer Marchand Miller (1825 - 1848)
      Spouse:
      Mary Ann Forsyth Miller (1845 - 1931)

      Burial:
      Redstone Cemetery, Brownsville, Fayette County, Pennsylvania, USA

      Created by: Barbara HARMS Craig
      Record added: Jan 30, 2012
      Find A Grave Memorial# 84230488

  • Sources 
    1. [S754] Fayette Co., PA Genealogical and Personal History, Jordan, John W. & Hadden, James, (New York, Lewis Historical Publishing Company, 1912), p. 857 (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S543] Find A Grave (www.findagrave.com), Memorial# 84230488 (Reliability: 3).


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