Simon Burnett Miller
Biography

From: "Historical Encyclopedia of Illinois Illustrated 1908, edited by Newton Bateman, LL. D. and Paul Selby, A. M., Volume II, Schuyler County", edited by Howard F. Dyson, page 888, a Reprinted by Stevens Publishing Company, Astoria, Illinois 61501, 1970, is sold by the Schulyer County Historical Society, Rushville, Illinois.
  Miller, Simon Burnett, a well known and respected farmer of Schuyler County, Ill., residing on Section 34, Rushville Township, was born on the place which he now lives, July 22, 1865, the son of John Henry and Sarah Frances (Holland) Miller, the former born in Bippen, Hanover, Germany, November 4, 1824, and the later in Nashville, Tenn., January 20, 1839.  (For additional details of the Miller family history, see sketch of John H. Miller in this connection).  Simon Burnett Miller grew up on the home farm in Rushville Township, in the meantime receiving his educational training in the local district schools, and thus by inheritance and association acquiring those traits of character which have led him to devote his energies to agricultural pursuits, and have contributed to the success which he has attained in that line.
  Mr. Miller has never been married, but has always remained under the parental roof, with his sister Isabelle, and his brother, Franklin H., giving attention to the welfare of their parents and looking after the large property of the family.  They occupy the home farm of 240 acres, of which they are now the owners, besides having an interest in other portions of the estate.
  Inheriting the political faith of his father, Mr. Miller is a supporter of the principles of the Republican party, but takes no active part in political contests.  In religious belief he is a Methodist, and enjoys the respect and confidence of a large circle of friends.



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