Bio: Miller, Jerome Bonaparte (1846 - 1920)

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Surnames: Miller, Gildersleeve, Heath, Hungerford

----Sources: History of Northern Wisconsin

Jerome Bonaparte Miller (12 Aug 1846- 10 Dec 1920)

J. B. MILLER & BRO., hardware, paints, oils, and grain buyers. Alma Center. J. B. Miller, of the above named firm, was born in (Sherman) Chautauqua Co., N. Y., Aug. 12, 1846; commenced business with a very small stock of hardware, at Alma Center, in 1873. A. E. was born in McHenry Co., Ill, July 18th, 1856. Came to Alma Center in 1877 and was taken in as a partner. They have kept adding to their stock and now have the largest and best in Jackson County. Both belong to the I. O. O. F., Alma Center Lodge, No. 294. J. B. is a member of the A. F. & A. M.

Jerome Bonaparte Miller was the son of William and Rachel Minerva (Heath) Miller.  William was born 11 Feb 1811 in Cortland Co., New York and Rachel was born 9 Jul 1819 in New York, the daughter of Joel and Amy (Hungerford) Heath.

Jerome's wife was Ellen M. Gildersleeve was born Oct 1852 in Mercer Co., Pennsylvania and died 27 Oct 1924 in Jackson Co., Wis. (vol. 11, pg.102).  She was the daughter of Ezra and Mary Gildersleeve.

1880 Federal Census, Alma, Jackson, Wisconsin, United States, pg. 272

J. B. Miller, white, married American merchant
father's birthplace : New York, United States
mother's birthplace : New York, United States

Household Members
self J. B. Miller M 33 New York, United States
wife Ellen M. Miller F 27 Pennsylvania, United States, both parents b. Pennsylvania
son Roy Miller M 5 Wisconsin, United States (b. 12 Aug 1874)
daughter Olive Miller F 1 Wisconsin, United States (b. 27 Nov 1878, m. Guy Blencoe 25 Oct 1904, their son, Guy Blencoe, Jr. was born in 1910).

1900 Federal Census, ED 43 Alma Town, west side, Jackson, Wisconsin, United States, pg. 6, family 117

Ellen M Miller, white, married female
relationship to head of household: Wife
father's birthplace: Pennsylvania
mother's birthplace: Pennsylvania
years married: 27
estimated marriage year: 1873
mother how many children: 2
number living children: 2

Household Members
head Jerome B Miller M 54 (Aug 1846) New York
wife Ellen M Miller F 48 (Oct 1852) Pennsylvania
son Roy Miller M 26 (Aug 1874) Wisconsin
daughter Ollive Miller F 22 (Nov 1878) Wisconsin
brother Joel S. Miller M 63 (Sep 1837 New York)

 

 


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