Bio: Miller, George W. G. (1914)

Surnames: Miller, Link, Benninger, Leonard 

----Source: History of Eau Claire County, Wisconsin (1914) pages 792-793 

George W. G. Miller, superintendent of the Kaiser Lumber Company, of Eau Claire, was born at Muscatine, Ia., September 25, 1863, and is one of a family of five children born to Frederick and Caroline (Link) Miller. Of the others Frederick, William and Minnie are deceased; Louis lives in Houston, Tex., engaged in the canning business, and our subject, George G. Frederick Miller, father of George G., was born in Germany, and as a young man, came to the United States, landing in New York city after a voyage of eleven weeks at sea. He was a carpenter by trade and first settled at St. Louis, Mo., going from there to Muscatine, thence to St. Paul. Returning to Muscatine after a time, he settled permanently there and engaged in contracting and building, which he followed until his death, in about 1898, aged 68 years. The mother lived to be nearly 80 years old and died in 1909 at her home in Muscatine. 

George G. attended the public schools of Muscatine, until 16 years of age, then went to work in the planning department in the sash, door and blind factory of Cadle & Mulford. He later became associated with the Hurshey Lumber Company, going from that concern to the sash, door and blind factory of the Huttig Manufacturing Company, but later returning to the employ of the Hurshey Lumber Co. In 1880 he joined the Muscatine Lumber Co., remaining with them one year, when he again returned to the Hurshey Co., and had charge of their planning mill until 1888. He then went south for the same company and took charge of their planning mill at Sargent, Mo., remaining there until the Spring of 1890, when he became associated with the Consolidated Box & Lumber Co. He then became foreman for the South Muscatine Lumber Co., remaining in that capacity until 1896, when he became superintendent of this company's planning mill and box factory, remaining in that position until 1905, when he came to Eau Claire and connected himself with the Kaiser & Geisler Lumber Co., as superintendent of their mill. This business was later changed to the Kaiser Lumber Co., of which he is at this time, 1914, superintendent of mills, having under his direction upwards of two hundred men. 

Mr. Miller is a thorough lumberman, having in his many years of experience, obtained a thorough knowledge of the business in all its branches. In 1882 he married Anna Benninger, daughter of Jacob Benninger of Muscatine. To Mr. and Mrs. Miller have been born seven children as follows: Frederick Lee and Delmor are deceased; Florence married William Leonard, a large ranch owner of Alberta, Canada; Arthur is now attending the State University of Wisconsin; Edward, who attended the Phillipsburg Academy, is now with the Kaiser Lumber Co.; True and Anna Fern. Mr. Miller is a member of Camp No. 106, Modern Woodmen of America, Muscatine, the A. F. and A. M., being a member of the Blue Lodge, Chapter and Commandery. He is a member of the Congregational church, and resides at 321 Hudson street, Eau Claire.




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