Biography - Caleb Miller

CALEB MILLER, farmer, P. O. Anna, is a native of Union County, Ill., born March 1, 1827, to David and Catherine (Kritz) Miller. He was born in Rowan County, N. C, and there raised and educated. In 1818, he came to Union County, being among its first settlers. He was a farmer, merchant and tanner. His wife (subject's mother) was born in Rowan County, N. C, and died in this county. She was the mother of nine children, of whom four are now living — Mary, Peter, John and Caleb, our subject. He was raised on a farm, and educated in the subscription schools. At twenty-two years of age, he left home, and engaged in mining in California, and returned to Union County in February, 1851, where he bought his present farm of 165 acres, and engaged in farming, an occupation he has since followed. He resided on the same farm, with the exception of five years spent in Alexander County. In 1852, he married Miss Elizabeth Stirewalt, a native of North Carolina. They are raising and educating Miss Rosella Miller, an adopted daughter.

Extracted 02 Apr 2017 by Norma Hass from 1883 History of Alexander, Union, and Pulaski Counties, Illinois, Part V, page 107.

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