Bio: Miller, William C. (1881)
Contact: Janet Schwarze

---Source: 1881 History of Northern Wisconsin, pg. 225.


WILLIAM C. MILLER, farmer, Town 30, Sec. 28, P.O. Cook's Valley, was born in Cincinnati. Dec. 25, 1829; left Ohio when twenty-two years of age, and lived in Indiana four years, then moved to Minnesota, where he engaged in farming for eleven years. He enlisted in Wazioga, in September, 1863, entering the 2nd Minn. Cavalry, Co. K. This command went to Ft. Snelling, and from that date was engaged in frontier duty. On the fourth day of January, 1864, he was commissioned quartermaster sergeant for Co. K. They were stationed for a while at Ft. Wadsworth, and there, in addition to his routine duties, was engaged as clerk in the Indian Agency; was discharged from service in the Spring of 1866. He came to Auburn, Chippewa Co., in the Fall of l869, and commenced farming. He now has a farm of l6o acres, highly improved and excellent buildings. He was the first Postmaster in Cook's Valley, his appointment dating July 23, 1870. He was married in Middletown, Ohio, in 1856, to Miss Charlotte Webb, of that place, where she was born May 9, 1832. They have four children livingóWilliam E., Effenger, Fernando McMurray and Linda May; lost three children in 1876, all within a space of two weeks, by diphtheria. One son, William E., was married to Miss Ann Mix, Aug. 17, 1873.



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