Minna (Zeisler) Miller, 1890s-1900s


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A formal portrait of Minna (Zeisler) Miller. Her photograph sits in an oval-shaped matting.

Minna (Zeisler) Miller, a native from Germany who immigrated to the United States in the early 1860s to join a sister who lived in Iowa City, Iowa. She married Valentine Miller, her brother-in-law's business partner.

Valentine Miller was born in Bavaria, Germany in July of 1835. He immigrated to the United States in 1855, arriving in Iowa City, Iowa in August. He worked at the Clarksville Mill, a flour mill operated by Ezekiel Clark, Sr., and Samuel Kirkwood.

Valentine and Minna moved to Marshalltown, Iowa in 1864 and purchased a mill. After five years, Valentine sold and moved the family back to Coralvile, where he repurchased his interest in the Clarksville Mill. The Mill was destroyed in 1873, and rebuilt as Coral Mills. Valentine operated the mill until his death on November 8, 1903.

Valentine and Minna had seven children: Ida, William (b. 1863), Laura "Lolie", Minna, Fred (b. 1878), Mae (b. 1881), and Amy. Minna (Zeisler) Miller passed away on January 22, 1922 (Lovetinsky et al., p. 115-117).


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