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Free Genealogy Biography of Eli J. Miller
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Eli J. Miller

Eli J. Miller, dealer in boots, shoes and clothing, was born in York County, Penn., in 1844, a son of Jacob and Leah (Jacoby) Miller, and is of German descent. His mother died in 1864 and his father in 1881. Eli J. Miller began life for himself as a manufacturer of cigars.

In 1864 he enlisted in Company D, Two Hundredth Pennsylvania Volunteers, 200th Regiment, and served one year.

In 1868 he engaged in the boot and shoe business, which he has since continued and now carries one of the most complete lines of boots and shoes in York. In 1884 he, in partnership with George S. Billmeyer, engaged in the clothing and merchant-tailoring business. Mr. Miller married Angeline Mathias, daughter of David Mathias, and three children have been born to this union. In polities Mr. Miller is independent.

Source: York County, Pennsylvania Biographical History, John Gibson, Chicago: F.A. Battey Publishing Co., 1886.

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