Three Miller Boys
of Bleecker


The biography was kindly sent in by Marcia Buffet.


Three Miller boys from Bleecker died in the Civil War.

John M. Miller,

was in the 153rd NY Vol. Regiment and died at age 30 on Aug. 14, 1864 and is buried in Washington D.C.

Andrew Miller, brother of John M.,

was in the 64th Regiment (NY Vol. INF?) was only 15 years old when he was killed in Alexandria, Virginia on Nov. 6, 1864.  His friends sent his body home for burial and he is buried in Bleecker.

These two boys were born in Germany and were the sons of Christopher Miller.

Their cousin John Miller,

also born in Germany and a resident of Bleecker, was the son of Jacob Miller.  John was in the 2nd Regiment (NY? ) and died on May 31, 1864 in New Orleans and is buried there.

In the 1860 census of Bleecker the Miller boys were listed with their respective families:

Christopher Miller, head, age 55
Magdalena 45

Children of Christopher and Magdalena:
John M., 25
Daniel, 23
Elizabeth, 19
Helen, 16
Eva, 12
Andrew, 10
Sophia, 5

Jacob Miller, head, age 49
Catherine 44

Children of Jacob and Catherine:
Jacob Miller Jr., 21
John, 18
Louisa, 16
Elizabeth, 11
Mary, 14


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