Vitals: Joseph, Sr. & Mary Sharp Miller

Joseph, Sr.* (c.1725- ) b. Palatinate, Germany; r. Lancaster-Berks Co., PA (parents unknown; Farmer; Justice of Peace 1777?)

Maria/Mary Sharp (1722-  ) little is known

Wedding: before 1748

Immigration: From Rotterdam in 1754 on The Barclay to Ephrata, Berks-Lancaster Co., PA, with both children on board


1.    Joseph“Yost,” Jr. (1748-1811) b. Palatinate, Germany; r. Berks & Ephrata, Lancaster Cos., PA, and Stoneycreek & Quemahoning Twps., Somerset Co., PA (m. Anna Catharina Lang/Long: Farmer, sawyer; our line)
-military: Revolutionary War, various companies; rank-sgt.
-buried: Miller Cemetery, Coleman’s Station, Somerset Co.

2. Jeremiah (1752-1835) b. Germany r. Somerset Co. (m1. Elizabeth “Betty” ___ ; m2. Mary Shade; Farmer)
-military: Revolutionary War 1776-1778 (POW at Brandywine, escaped at Brunswick) He & Betty fought side-by-side, the only woman to do so, according to monument at Samuels Cemetery.
-buried: Samuels Lutheran Cemetery, Lavansville, Somerset Co.


DAR Patriot Index

History of Berks County, PA

History of Somerset County. 1883

 History of Bedford & Somerset Counties, PA. Chicago: Lewis Publishing Co., 1906

Jan Markle Hoth. E-mail. 23 May 2011

Laurel Messenger. May 1964

Sons of the American Revolution Application, 1946 

U.S. Federal Census, 1790, Bedford Co., PA

Various Public Member Family Trees and other documents.


2 Responses to Vitals: Joseph, Sr. & Mary Sharp Miller

  1. Vicki Sue Miller Wiederhold says:

    Hello fellow Millers! Joseph Miller Sr was my 6th Great Grandfather. There is a branch of Millers here in Battle Creek, Michigan. I have just started to explore my Miller roots and followed the trail to this wonderful site! I am so happy to meet all of you and feel free to email me for any info that may be helpful. Thank you for being here to help me find my roots.

    • admin says:

      What a nice note, Vicki. Thanks. I didn’t know we had relatives in Michigan. I’ll be interested to hear what you find in the way of history. If you ever get back to Somerset County, give us a call. Regards,

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