Ida taught in the Fruitdale Academy 1895-1897, Citronelle College 1897-1899 both in Alabama and Manchester College 1900-1902 in Indiana. Otho as he was known started teaching in a public school in 1895, and was a superintendent 1903-1907. He was elected to the ministry 9 Apr 1897 in the Somerset church and ordained an Elder in 1910 at the North Manchester Church of the Brethren. In 1907 he began teaching history, education, English, Latin and philosophy at Manchester College. He was named vice-president in 1910 and became president of the college in January 1911 filling the office until his health broke in 1941. He was a prolific author of articles for the Gospel Messenger, of pamphlets and nine books including History of the Church of the Brethren in Indiana, 1917. His chief biographer, V. F. Schwalm in his 1950 book titled Otho Winger, wrote of him, "His was a full, useful life. He had fought a great fight and had kept the faith; he had finished his course. Certainly he will rank as one of the greatest leaders in the Church of the Brethren in his generation." They are buried in Pleasant Hill Cemetery near North Manchester, Indiana.
Children of Ida Mae Miller and "Otho" Winger:
G2 Paul Miller Winger, born April 10, 1907 Indianapolis, Indiana, died May 22, 2000; married July 26, 1931 Esther E. Dohner, born 8 Aug 1904 in Union township, Miami County, Ohio, died 23 Oct 1997; d/o Joseph Dohner & Dora Engle.
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.