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    FRED MILLER, manufacturer of harness and saddles, Troy; was born in Bavaria, Germany in 1827; his trade was learned in his native country, and in 1850, emigrated to America, landing in New Orleans, this voyage occupying 100 days. In St. Louis, he worked one year at his trade, then went to California with the intent of digging gold, but six months' experience taught him the value of his trade, which he applied himself to for two years; returning to New York, he wandered nearly over the States. In 1859, h e located in Troy, and since has given his attention to supplying the increasing demands of his many customers. He usually gives employment to half a dozen first-class workmen, and it is safe to say he commands fully 75 percent of the trade at this point . In 1858, he was married to Maggie Honeyfeugle, who bore him two children -- Lusetta and Maggie. Mrs. Miller died in 1862, aged 25 years. His second marriage was celebrated with Rosalia Schnell, by whom he has had five children, four living -- Charley, Willie, Clara and Walter. He and his wife are life-long members of the Lutheran Church. He has accumulated a nice property, consisting of two large salesrooms and two dwelling houses, all well situated.

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