Joseph “Yost” Miller (1748-1811) b. Palatinate, Germany; r. Berks & Ephrata, Lancaster Cos., PA & Stoneycreek & Quemahoning Twps., Somerset Co., PA (son of Joseph & Maria Sharp Miller, Sr.; Farmer, sawyer, JP-1777) Used “Yost” within family, on tombstone, and enlistment records but “Joseph” in Somerset Co. records and will.
-Emigration: 1754, on the Barclay, via Rotterdam to Philadelphia
-Military: Revolutionary War service at Brandywine & Germantown, originally from Ephrata, Lancaster County, 1776; Philadelphia Co. Militia, Capt. Benjamin Weiser, 1777-1785; Four separate enlistments; Rank-Sgt.-Moved to Quemahoning Twp., Somerset Co. (then Stonycreek Twp., Bedford Co.), 1782
–Burial: Miller Cemetery, Barnhart Farm, Coleman’s Station, Somerset Co., PA
Anna Maria Catharina Long/Lang (1748-1829) b. Longswamp, Berks Co., PA; r. Somerset Co. (Daughter of Jacob & Anna Catharina Burger Long; Homemaker)
-Burial: with son John at Friedens Lutheran Cemetery, Somerset Co., PA
Wedding: abt. 1770, Berks or Lancaster Co.
Children: persons, dates, & order unclear
- Joseph A. (1781-1860) b. Berks Co.; r. Somerset Co. (m. Mary Anna Shaffer; Farmer; our line)
-Buried: Boyt Cemetery, Somerset Co., PA
- Barbara (1784/87-1847) b & r Quemahoning Twp., Somerset Co. (m. George Lohr)
- Catherine (1772/86-1825/35) (m. Philip Ogline)
- Elizabeth (1770/85- ) (m. Peter Lenhart)
- Susanna (1773-1837) r. Somerset Twp. (m. Adam Berkey)
- John (1781/84-1853) r. Somerset Twp. (never married and lived among his brothers and sisters)
- -burial: probably Friedens Lutheran Cemetery
- Peter (1776/83-1821/47) b. Somerset Co.; r. New Rumlet, Harrison and/or Dark County, OH (m. Catherine Cobaugh and/or Rebecca Margaret Waggerman; Farmer)
- Christina (1777-1823) (m. John H. Mostoller) one source says she was born in Berks Co., the oldest child
Note: Some sources include a Jacob, a Noah, a Samuel (1775-1837), an Adam (1775- ), and a Mary (1803-1837). Perhaps some died in infancy, but no doubt others are from another family.
Equick notes. NI012354. 6 August 2015.
Jan Markle Hoth. E-mail. 23 May 2011
Various Public Member Family Trees, Federal Censuses, and other documents. Ancestry.com
William E. Miller. E-mail. 19 Feb. 2013
William H. Miller and John S. Miller. A Brief History of Yost (Joseph) Miller and Jeremiah Miller and Their Descendants. Johnstown, PA: Benshoff Printing Company, 1920
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