This blog entry shall deal with finalizing, almost, the lands of Elder Daniel Miller (1755-1822). Elder Daniel owned land that today lies along the Upper Bear Creek Road of Miami township, Montgomery county, Ohio. When he owned it, and prior to that, the land was owned by Elder Jacob Miller (ca. 1838-1815). Normally to plat land it is fairly easy to transcribe a single deed and overlay that onto high-quality scans of the Montgomery County, Ohio Atlas of 1875. In this instance it is difficult as that particular section, in 1875 versus the early 18th Century, had been cut up into differing tracts. In other words, it was not easily done because of intervening deeds. To rectify this it fell upon me to pull all the deeds, at least those that were recorded for this section, which led to some discoveries.
Today’s blog, the first in a series that will hopefully be an on-going explanation of what I am presently working on, is about the various Brethren Miller families who were early settlers of Montgomery county, Ohio. The opening section below is some comments about the Miller families of note, followed by what I am working on at this time. In essence there are three Miller families that interest me, and I am not even remotely related to any of them, so, to that end, here goes.
Potsdam Church of the Brethren, Brother Lester Heisey, Pastor Alvin C. Cook, Pastor Robert W. Kurtz, Pastor Craig Brown
BRO. SCHNELL'S JOURNEY TO VIRGINIA, FROM OCTOBER 12-DECEMBER 24, 1749. Herewith follows a list of the places and miles which we traveled: Miles. From Bethlehem to Lancaster, . . . . . 70 To the Susquehana, . . . . . . . 10 To Yorktown,. . . . . . . . . 2 To Caspar Schmidt in Canawake, . . . . . 18 Across the Mesch Crick and Rock Crick and Middle Crick to Jacob Mathias, . . . . . . . 35 To Jacob Woeller at the Monakesy, . . . . 5 To Frederickstown, . . . . . . . 15 To George Gump, . . . . . . . . 4 Across the mountains and Antidam Crick to Jonathan Haeger, . . . . . . . . . 24 To the Canegetschik River, . . . . . . 5 Up along the Betomek across the Licken Crick and the Knatte Weh, to Carl Bock, . . . . . 25 To Colonel Crisop, without finding a house and across many mountains, the High German, the Fifteen Mile Crick and three other cricks, . . . . . 35 Across the North Brentch to Urban Craemer, . . . .10 Up along the South Brentch to Math. Joachim, . . 30 To George Zeh across the Cap [Gap], . . . . 12 Back again to Joachim, . . . . . . . .2 To Michel Stump, . . . . . . . . 6 To Anthon Richer and Peter Rith, . . . 9 To Rogert Dayer (eight miles without a house), . . 5 To Bastian Huber, . . . . . . . . 6 Without house to the end of the South Fork and part of the way along the Clober Creek to Wulsen [Wilson], 20 To George Luys [Lewis], a Welshman, . . . . I7 Twelve times across the Clober Creek, a pretty broad water, to James Scot, . . . . . . 30 Across James Rever [ James River] to Kroffort [Crawford], 13