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NEBRASKA STATE HISTORICAL SOCIETY MANUSCRIPT FINDING AID



RG3764.AM:  William Lewis Miller, 1847-1926



Autobiography:  1926

Saline County, Neb.:  Baptist preacher; Civil War soldier

Size:  1 item



BACKGROUND NOTE



William Lewis Miller was born in Van Buren County, Iowa, in 1847. In 1863 he enlisted in the 9th Iowa Calvary but sickness kept him out of service until February of 1864, when he re-enlisted. He served with Company I, 30th Iowa Infantry and Company C, 6th Iowa Infantry. After the war, Miller was discharged at Louisville, Kentucky. He returned to Iowa, went to school, and became a licensed preacher in the Baptist Church. He married Jane Stewart in 1872. Miller went to Nebraska in the spring of 1874, commissioned by the American Home Missionary Society to preach at Western, Nebraska and other Saline County churches. He also farmed to support himself. In 1877 he married Mary M. Herndon. Miller died in 1926.



SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE



This collection consists of one item, an autobiography. This material relates to the life of William Lewis Miller, Civil War soldier, Baptist preacher, and farmer of Saline County, Nebraska. The autobiography was written in 1926 by William Lewis Miller from notes he kept in a diary. He traces his youth in Iowa, his life as a soldier during the Civil War, his service as a Baptist preacher in Saline County, Nebraska, his life as a farmer, and the careers of his children.



DESCRIPTION



Autobiography, 1926



 



ADDED ENTRIES:



Baptist Church in Nebraska

Clergy — Nebraska

Missionaries — Nebraska

Missions — Nebraska

Saline County (Neb.) — History

United States — History — Civil War, 1861-1865 — Personal narratives

United States. Army. Iowa Infantry Regiment, 6th

United States. Army. Iowa Infantry Regiment, 30th

Western (Neb.) — History



 



AIF   12-12-1979

11-13-2009   Revised TMM