Transcribed from "History of North Washington, an illustrated history
of Stevens, Ferry, Okanogan and Chelan counties", published by Western
Historical Publishing Co., 1904.
JOHN G. MILLER, of the firm of
Miller & Reed livery and transfer business, Wenatchee, Chelan county,
is a native of Pennsylvania. He was born in Schuylkill county, June
2, 1866. His father, Peter Miller, a German, came to the United States
in 1848, and settled in Pennsylvania where he engaged in the coal mining
business. He at present lives with another son near Wenatchee.
The mother, Theresa (Schuster) Miller, also a native of Germany, died in
Minnesota in 1895.
Minnesota was the scene of our subject's earliest
exploitations, where he was reared and educated, remaining with his parents
until 1887, when he went to South Dakota. One season there he worked
on a farm, subsequently returning home. He came to Wenatchee in 1889
to visit an uncle at that point, remaining there three months, going thence
to Whatcom, Washington. In May, 1891, he returned to Wenatchee where
he has since resided, with the exception of occasional prospecting trips.
He now has mining interests in Peshastin county Washington, principally
gold quartz. Mr. Miller has been engaged in various mercantile enterprises,
and has acted in the capacity of clerk in a number of Wenatchee stores.
On March 1, 1903, he associated himself with C. Will Reed in the livery
business, which has proved quite a successful venture. They own twenty
head of horses, stable 50x80 feet in size, and run busses to all trains
Our subject has three brothers, Joseph, Martin
and George, residing near Malaga, engaged in the fruit and stock business.
His three sisters, Anna, Della and Mary, are living in the same vicinity.
He is unmarried.
Fraternally he is a member of Wenatchee Lodge
No. 157, I. 0. 0. F. Mr. Miller is a popular business man, and one
highly esteemed in the neighborhood.