Louis Anton Miller

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  • Name: Louis Anton Miller
  • Location of Birth: Green Isle, Sibley County, Minnesota
  • Date of Birth: August 14, 1895
  • Date of Death: December 8, 1978 (83 years old)
  • Parents: Gottlieb Miller and Amelia (Sternke) Miller
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  • Branch: Army
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  • Date Sworn In: 1917
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  • Military Highlights:
    Louis entered the United States Army in 1917.

    Information from World War I Draft Registration Card, 1917-1918:
    Name: Louis Miller
    Race: Caucasian
    Marital Status: Single
    Birth Date: August 14, 1896
    Birth Place, Minnesota, USA
    Residence Place: Cook, Illinois, USA
    Household Members: Louis Miller
    Age: 21
    Home Address: Lansing, Illinois
    Natural Born Citizen
    Born: Allington, Minnesota, USA
    Occupation: Labor on farm
    Employed by Ellendale Dairy Farm in Lansing, Illinois
    No dependents
    Height: Tall
    Build: Slender
    Color of Eyes: Light Blue
    Color of Hair: Light Brown
    Bald: No
    Not disabled

    Information from World War II Registration Card - (Men born on or after April 28, 1877 and on or before February 16, 1897):
    Name: Louis Anton Miller
    Place of Residence: Route 1, Glencoe, McLeod County, Minnesota
    Mailing Address: Route 1, Glencoe, Minnesota
    Age in Years: 46
    Place of Birth: Sibley, Minnesota
    Name and Address of Person Who Will Always Know Your Address: Mrs. Sophie Miller, Route 1, Glencoe, Minnesota
    Employer's Name and Address: Self
    Place of Employment or Business: Glencoe, Minnesota, McLeod County
    Gender: Male
    Household Members: Louis Anton Miller
    Age: 46

  • Wars Involved:
    World War I

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  • Civilian Life:
    Louis was raised near Glencoe, Minnesota.

    He worked at area farms before entering the the Army in 1917.

    Following military service, he was married to Sophie Wick in 1923 at Glencoe, Minnesota.

    In 1945, Louis moved to Portland, Oregon where he worked in shipyards.

    In 1947, he was married to Ruth Lower Kiltz. The couple moved back to Minnesota and settled in Warba, Minnesota in 1951.

    Louis worked for the Oliver Iron Mining Company and was also engaged as a dumpman and logged in this area.

    Louis and his wife moved to Grand Rapids, Minnesota in 1953. He retired from the Oliver Mining Company in 1960.

    His wife Ruth preceded him in death in 1974.

    Louis was a member of the American Legion Post 60 of Grand Rapids, Minnesota.

    Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Alvin (Lorraine) Rademacher and Mrs. William (Eunice) Adams; three step-daughters, Lois Lewis, Mary Johnson, and Mrs. Welbec (Mabel) Hamm, Sr.; three sons, Raymond, Lloyd, and Vernon; three step-sons, Warren Kiltz, Robert Kiltz; and Harvey Kiltz; four sisters, Mrs. Elmer (Bertha) Kirchoff, Mrs. George (Ida) Zempel, Mrs. William (Alma) Adleman; and Mrs. Ernest (Emma) Rivers; twenty-five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

    Louis died at Leisure Hills Nursing Home and is buried in Itasca Calvary Cemetery at Grand Rapids, Minnesota. (Plot I-G-06-08)

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