Mount Morris News, Mount Morris, IL
Wednesday, March 21, 1900 P. 5, col. 2

Our people were again shocked, Thursday morning in hearing the announcement of the sudden death of "Uncle Johnny" Miller. Mr. Miller had made his customary trip up town on Tuesday but complained some of not feeling so well as usual and remained in his home on Wednesday. After retiring at night he called his daughter, Mrs. Ella Winders, to his bed-side saying he felt unusually warm. A little later he desired to return downstairs and had done so when neighbors were called in and Dr. Newcomer was sent for, but before the doctor had arrived Mr. Miller was beyond all medical aid.

Mr. John M. Miller was a native of Berkely County, Virginia. He was born October 24, 1817 and died March 14, 1900, aged 82 years, 4 months and 20 days.
In the spring of 1840 he came from Virginia to Illinois and located in Pine Creek Township. In August of the same year he married Miss Susan G. Price. They were the parents of six sons and three daughters. Only four of the nine children survive their parents: Warren of Clinton, Iowa; Jacob Miller and Mrs. Ella Winders of this place, and Oliver Miller of Polo. All were called home to pay their last respects to their departed father.

The funeral services were held in the college chapel, Friday, at 10:30 A. M. The excercises were conducted by Prof. Royer, and Revs. Lipe and Nazarene, at the conclusion of which the remains were taken to the family lot in the Salem Cemetery.

Since his wife's death, which occurred some years ago, Mr. Miller and daughter have made their home in Mt. Morris. During his life in our midst he won the highest esteem of our people and in his death the children suffer the loss of a kind father and the community a good friend and citizen.

Contributed by Peg Allen Arnold


Forreston Herald, Forreston Illinois: March 22, 1900

Died-- Mr. John M. Miller passed away at his home, Wednesday evening, March 14, 1900, after an illness of a day only. His death was a great shock to our town people. Mr. Miller was born in Berkeley county, West Virginia Oct. 24, 1817, and at the time of his death was eighty-two years old. He has resided in Ogle County sixty years. In 1840 he was married to Susan Price, and lived at Pine Creek. His wife died about fifteen years ago. He has four children living: Oliver Miller of Polo, Ill.; Warren of Clinton, Iowa, and Mrs. Ella Winders and Jacob of Mt. Morris. The funeral was preached at the Brethren Church, and the remains were laid to rest at the Salem Cemetery.

Submitted by Morgan

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