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Catalog Number 2000.001.0053
Object Name Print, Photographic
Description Sepia tone portrait photograph of a man with long wavy hair but not completely covering his ears. He has a mustache. The gentleman is wearing a ruffled shirt with an upturned collar. The tie is very loosely tied with a large knot. His vest appears to be patterned and his suit jacket has very large lapels. He is unsmiling.
Number of images 1
Date ca. 1880
Title Miller, Dominic F.
Collection Developer - Miller, Dominic F.
Accession number 2000.001.
People Miller, Dominic F
Notes 1844-1934 Dir Mullen Building Corporation and Lincoln Theatre

See St. Clair County History by Wilderman P 1081
Farmer 4 miles E of Belleville
Parents: Emigrated in 1826: Michael and Christine Karlskind, daughter of Sebastian
Emigrated to Cincinnati then New Orleans in 1831. 1833 to Illinois and purchased 80 acres at Ridge Prairie

In 1838 Michael Md Christine Karlskind and had 2 daughters and 4 sons and owned 1,200 acres in St. Clair County. He died in 1883 at the age of 71.

Christine born Lorraine, France, 1813 and died in 1890. Family emigrated in 1832 and settled 2 miles NW of Belleville. Father died 1846, Children: Magdalena (Mrs Nicholas Biebel), Peter, Joseph E and Dominic F, William J, Mary (Mrs. Eckert). All born in Turkey Hill farm. Michael and Christine were both born in France

See St. Clair County Genealogical Society Family History Volume 2: Father, Michael gave each of his children a farm. Dominic's farm had 120 acres. Dominic F. Miller owned 196 acres of land; coal mines that produce 1,500 tons daily. Md. Louise Rosenbaum of St. Clair County 1873

Daily Advocate Newspaper 1/13/1921 Elected Dir Mullen Building Corporation
Daily Advocate Newspaper 1/27/1925 Elected Dir of Lincoln Theatre
Daily Advocate Newspaper 4/5/1934 Oldest member of Whitest Grande. Also member of Turkey Hill Grange
Daily Advocate Newspaper 6/13/1934 Md Louise Rosenbaum 1873; Illustrated.

Born on farm near city; received education in local and St. Louis Schools.
Retired 1912. Oldest member of Masonic Order in City. Past Commander of Knights Templar.

1917 Belleville City Directory: Dominic res 803 E. Main St. no occupation listed
1913 & 1915 Directories: same as above

Per William Templates to Judy Belleville 7/2/2004: Dominic Miller and A. F. Miller were very good friends of the Templates family.

Daily Advocate 6/13/1934 OBIT Illustrated. Born on farm near city, received education in local and St. Louis Schools: Member Masonic Order. Retired 1912. Oldest Mason in city and oldest Past Commander of Knights Templar

See two volume Bateman Histories of St. Clair County - Published 1905 - BND for further information on the Miller family.

NOTE: See St. Clair County Historical Society Newsletter 7/2011 for a brief recollection of Turkey Hill School by D. F. Miller (2005.083.0014)