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Sheriff Biographies

Jacob Miller 1893 - 1894

Jacob Miller was a veteran of the war of the Rebellion. He was born in Des Moines County, IA in 1845, the son of William and Lucinda (Duke) Miller. Upon the break out of Civil War, Jacob was inspired with the same spirit of patriotism which animated his father and brothers. Twice he enlisted only to be rejected because of his youth. His third enlistment was successful enlisting from Washington, IA. After the war he engaged in the trade of teaching school, farming and carpentry. In 1877 he became a resident of the town of Lancaster. In 1892 Mr. Miller was elected sheriff and proved himself a very conscientious and efficient official. In addition to this office he has served as Justice of the Peace, Town Clerk and trustee in Fennimore. Mr. Miller was a member of the John McDermott Post, G.A.R. of Boscobel, was a member of the Masonic, Odd Fellows and K. & P. fraternities, and a Republican in politics.

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