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    S. S. MILLER

    S. S. Miller, one of the substantial citizens of Covington and former secretary of the German Baptist Mutual Insurance Association, was born in Darke county, Ohio, December 23, 1867, a son of Noah and Jane (Ullery) Miller. The Miller family originated in Pennsylvania, whence came the paternal grandfather of S. S. Miller, John C. Miller, who settled in Montgomery county, Ohio, and cleared the land upon which the town of Salem now stands. He was a lifelong farmer, as was also his son, Noah, and both were held in the greatest esteem in their several communities. The Ullery family belonged to the pioneer residents of the vicinity of Covington and among its members was the distinguished Colonel Ullery. S. S Miller was reared as a farmer's son and attended school in Adams township, Darke county. Subsequently, he taught school in the country districts for three years and then became identified with the German Baptist Mutual Insurance Association, which is now known as the Buckeye State Mutual Insurance Association. In 1897 he became secretary of this company, in which capacity he served seven years, a full history of the growth and development of which will be found in the Covington section of the general history of Miami county, elsewhere in this work . Mr. Miller has been a director of the First National Bank of Bradford since the inception of that institution and has a number of important civic and social connections. He married Mariah, daughter of Devault and Catherine (Zerbe) Crowell, of Darke county, and to this union there have been born three children: B.Claire, who married Cora Hazlett, and has two children, Faith Eileen and Dorothy; Miriam, who resides with her parents, and a daughter, Lela Fern, who died at the age of seven years. J. Alverton Crowell, a brother of Mrs. Miller, was formerly superintendent of the public schools of Bradford, and first cashier of the First National Bank of that place. Later he organized the junior high school of Cleveland, of which he is now principal.

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