Elizabeth Miller (1796-1871)

LINE: A1 Johann Michael (Mueller) Miller | B6 Johann Michael Miller, Jr. | C7 Philip Jacob Miller | D3 Daniel Miller

E10 Elizabeth Miller, born April 2, 1796, in Bedford County, Pennsylvania, died November 8, 1871 in Miami County, Ohio, married October 10, 1815 Montgomery County, Ohio by Andrew Waymire, Justice of the Peace to Johannes "John" Boogher, born September 12, 1789 in Fayette County, Pennsylvania, died June 24, 1861 in Montgomery County, Ohio, son of Peter Boogher and Catharina (?).

John arranged for the purchased of 160 acres in the southeast quarter of Section 18, Township 5, Range 5, Randolph Township, Montgomery County, Ohio on September 29, 1813 for the sum of $2.00 per acre. He traveled to the Land Office in Cincinnati to pay three installments, receiving the patent on May 3, 1815. It was on this farm that he took his bride; their children were born, and spent the remainder of his life.

John and Elizabeth were among the earliest members of the Salem German Baptist Brethren congregation.

Died, Nov. 8th, 1871, in the Stillwater Congregation, at the residence of her son-in-law, Emanuel Hoover, Miami county, Ohio, formerly near Salem, Montgomery county, Ohio, after an illness of four months and sixteen days, ELIZABETH BOOCHER, our beloved sister and mother in Israel, aged 75 years, 7 months and 6 days. Her husband John Boocher, died near Salem, June 24th, 1861.

She has raised twelve children-one of them has gone before her. She had over one hundred grand-children, thirty-one great-grand-children, and many other friends to morn her loss. We hope our loss is her great gain.

Funeral services by the brethren, from Heb. 4. 9. "There remaineth a rest to the people of God."

--E. H.
The Gospel Visitor,
December, 1871, p. 382

Clarifying two items in this obituary: Stillwater Congregation was the Upper Stillwater German Baptist Brethren district, since renamed Harris Creek Church of the Brethren. The town of Salem has had its name changed to Clayton.

The old family Bible, last known in the hands of Schell descendants, has the spelling of Boogher, while John's marker in the Warner Cemetery in rural Clayton, Ohio is engraved Booker. Elizabeth's marker in Old Harris Creek Cemetery near Bradford in Darke County, Ohio is engraved Booher.

Carmen (Fry) Stambaugh of North Manchester, Indiana is the author of Boogher, Booher, Boocher, Booker, John Boogher and Elizabeth Miller 1789-1983, a 343 page compilation of this family.

Children of Elizabeth Miller and John Boogher:
Tree Outline of Miller Generations

The Miller Family Tree is a collection of information gathered over the past 50+ years by Karleen & Tom Miller of Morrisville Pennsylvania,
and Gale Honeyman of the Brethren Heritage Center.
The html version was created by Eric Davis.