I have an unlde frank miller
Co-incidentally my millers were known as mueller in Ukraine. they came from
the town of boslov=boguslav 60 km se of kiev on ross river
the patriarch abraham gedalliah came to phila and died here.
I strongly suggest you send for military record, there may be ans to your
family name may have been changed from MUELLER. I have not located any
records for he/his family via shipping lists.
Religion? We are fairly positive that he was of JEWISH descent, his marker
put there by the military has the Jewish star, plus my uncles remember that he
was circumcised. He didn't raise his family to be Jewish, he also had a
strong dislike for certain other religions.
Parents? He maintained that FRANK MILLER was his father, no conflicts on the
few documents we have. However, we have listed for his mother several
different names: PATRICIA DAVIS, ELIZABETH DAVIS, PATRICIA ELIZABETH DAVIS,
SUTITINE BLAIR, SUTITIA BLAIR. We don't have any clues as to which may be
correct. Points to ponder: Why CLAYTON as his middle name? Why did he
repeatedly spend time on the DAVIS ranch?
History? Evidently, his father died when he was a young lad, possibly around
the age of 4 or 5. He also said that he worked in the coal mines as a kid,
and ran away from home due to the mistreatment of his step-father around the
age of 12. He had a first wife, no other clues about her. She is supposed to
have died in childbirth. He spent a lot of time in Colorado, the military has
his occupation at enlistment as a conductor. He went IL after WWI-why we
don't know. He also may have a sister or half-sister.
I know this is a long email; however, I'm trying to add in as many clues as
possible, it's been a very frustrating search. Thanks, all!
He may have been of mixed parentage. coal mining isnt usually a jewish
occupation, nor is the military. perhaps one of his parents, mother calyton?
was not a jew
have you obtained his census records, there may be clues there.
Milton E. Botwinick [professional genealogist] miltone@...
Philadelphia, PA 19101-3464 phone #215-WA5-0379 #609-869-0368
BOTWINICK DAVIDOW [Minsk, Beleoruss]; STERN PARADISEGARTEN ZALMONSON
JONAS LEMCHEN[Kurland, Latvia]; MILLER STOECKMISEL AXELROD BELFER
SVERDELEKOVSKY [Boslov=Boguslav, Kanev, Ukraine]; STROECKMIESEL [Lemberg