Farmer, Paw Paw Grove, was born in the town
of Greenfield, Saratoga county, New York, in 1827. His father fought
in the battle of Plattsburg, New York, in the last war with England,
and married for his wife Maria De Grauph. Mr. Miller was raised on
his father’s farm, and at the proper age was apprenticed to the black-
smith trade, but he never worked at it after he finished his time. In
1848 he left his native state and settled at Bristol on Fox river, in
Illinois, and lived there eight years, working by the month at farming. In August, 1854, he was married to Miss Jane S. Brown, of
Bristol, who was born in 1827. In September, 1856, Mr. Miller
moved with his family to his present home on the S.E £ Sec. 28, in
which he owns eighty acres. In addition to this he has forty acres in
Sec. 27, and both pieces are worth $6,000. His building location is
one of the most sightly in Willow Creek, and admits of an extended
view of the country which is beautiful and picturesque in this region.
Mr. and Mrs. Miller have reared four children : Charles L., Florence
D., Frank G. and Thaddeus E. Charles was married in 1879, to
Miss Celestia Griswold ; Florence lives in Colorado, and Frank is a
soldier in the 21st U. S. Inf., is orderly sergeant of his company, and
superintendent of the post school on Vancouver’s Island. The subject of this notice is independent in politics.
History of Lee County together with Biographical Matter, Statistics, Etc.
Chicago by H.H. Hill and Company Publishers 1881