My ancestors on one side were Mullers from Schleswig-Holstein, Hannover,
Germany. Of course, many of the family changed their surname to MILLER.
We had ancestors traveling from Clayton Center, Clayton Co., to Benton
County and hopefully will show up in the transcribed census records. I know
it takes time to transcribed those census records, because I am doing this
for Ida County, Iowa -- at Ida Grove, Ia. I haven't found a microfilm
reader to purchase, so use the one at the city library when I have time to
match their hours. I do some typing for the Ida County Website:
William Konrad Muller (Mueller, Miller) came by covered wagon from Benton
County to Ida County in 1868, with 8 small children. He had married Eliza
Weil from Blairstown.
Now we know there was a Diedrich, and Caroline -- that we haven't traced
too far. I do know since a few months ago that Caroline traveled in
covered wagon to Nebraska and at that point we have her history. She came
by Sail Boat to America in 1863 at 24 years old. Then blank spots exist.
Diedrich is lost totally to us at the time, but hope in the future some
history will surface. That is why I am answering at Ida Grove, Iowa, Ida
Wm. Konrad Muller had brothers: C. H. MILLER and Henry Frederich MILLER
(called Freddy because the German Lutherans then used the 2nd name). I
found a gal on the Internet living in Texas with differences in her family
tree and I knew most of it matched mine. She had her grandmother's
scrapbook and had my gr-grandfather's obit. Wm. Konrad Muller had 3
sisters we have read: Minnie Ware, Sophia Schmidt, and Louisa Boller (they
had used the name MILLER).
I am Conley Harder Wolterman, 501 Zobel Lane, Ida Grove, Iowa, searching
Subject: [IABENTON-L] AVERY-TRIPP-MILLER-THOMPSON-CROW
Date: Wednesday, January 12, 2000 9:15 PM
I am searching these names in the Benton Co IA and Mt Auburn area.
TRIPP, MILLER, THOMPSON, CROW. Also HOWLAND, HART and ABEL. These
all seem to intersect each other. Would like to hear from anyone
searching these Benton Co IA names. Some of them came from NY to IL to
Benton Co IA. Please email me .