Vitals: Joseph “Yost” Miller, Jr. & Anna Maria Catharina Lang/Long

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.yostSAR-Moved to Quemahoning Twp., Somerset Co. (then Stonycreek Twp., Bedford Co.), 1782
Burial: Friedline-Miller Cemetery, Barnhart Farm, Coleman’s Station, Somerset Co., PA (GPS 40.06453,-78.96352)

“Yost” Miller stone at Coleman’s Station Cemetery

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, Friedens, Somerset Co., PA, probably because of death 37 years after Yost and/or new affiliation with Friedens Lutheran

Gravestone of Maria Lang Miller in Friedens Lutheran Cemetery

Religious affiliation: German Lutheran

Wedding: abt. 1770, Berks or Lancaster Co.

Children: persons, dates, & order unclear

  1. Joseph A. (1781-1860) b. Berks Co.; r. Somerset Co. (m. Mary Anna Shaffer; Farmer; our line)
    -Buried: Boyt Cemetery, Somerset Co., PA
  2. Barbara (1784/87-1847) b & r Quemahoning Twp., Somerset Co. (m. George Lohr)
  3. Catherine (1772/86-1825/35) (m. Philip Ogline)
  4. Elizabeth (1770/85-   ) (m. Peter Lenhart)
  5. Susanna (1773-1837) r. Somerset Twp. (m. Adam Berkey)
  6. John (1781/84-1853) r. Somerset Twp. (never married and lived among his brothers and sisters)
  7. -burial: Friedens Lutheran Cemetery
  8. 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)
  9. 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.

“Yost & Maria Miller.” 3 October 2018

Jan Markle Hoth. E-mail. 23 May 2011

Various Public Member Family Trees, Federal Censuses, and other documents.

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



Last revised: 10/3/18

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