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Howie & Myra Miller






9:12 Wisconsin Time

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Today is Day #297



This Week in History



October 22, 1808: - John C. Haynes
Reported in the Portsmouth Oracle that "At the late session of the Superior Court of Judicature in the county of Grafton, John Haynes, Esq. late a member of the New Hampshire Legislature, was convicted of dealing in counterfeit money, and sentenced to pay three hundred dollars fine, and suffer one year's imprisonment." ( John is Myra’s 3g-grandfather.)

October 22, 1847 – David R. Hyer
During a special session of the legislature for the Territory of Wisconsin, Governor Henry Dodge appoints officers for the newly formed Wisconsin militia. David R. Hyer is appointed captain of Company 7, Third Division, Second Brigade. The militia was expected to be ready for whatever they were called upon to do within 24 hours of being notified. (David is Howie’s 2g-grandfather)

October 24, 1665 – Rev. Nathaniel Brewster
The Town of Setauket, (now Brookhaven) Long Island, New York, voted to purchase the home and property of Matthew Prior to be used as a parsonage for Rev. Nathaniel Brewster. The Presbyterian Church had been founded in 1660. Rev. Brewster was invited to be the first pastor of the church. He and his family moved from Boston. He would pastor this church until his death in 1690. (Nathaniel is Howie’s 8g-grandfather)

October 24, 1842 - Mary (Wallcraft) Grant, John Grant Jr.
Arrives in New York City, NY. from England on the ship "Virginian". She is traveling with her children, Job age 10, Susan age 8, Esther age 6, Robert age 4, and John Jr. age 1. Her husband, John Grant Sr. arrived earlier this same year. (Mary is Howie’s 3g-grandmother, John Jr. is Howie’s 2g-grandfather)

October 26, 1836 - Walter Hyer, Nathaniel F. Hyer
An expedition for the purpose of establishing a settlement set out from Milwaukee, Wisconsin for what was soon to be known as Aztalan, Wisconsin. Walter and Nathaniel Hyer were among the men in this group. (They are Howie’s 2g-ganduncles)

October 28, 1861 – Nathaniel Camp
Nathaniel Camp enlisted in the Union Army on this date. He was assigned to Company B, 12th Wisconsin Infantry. He would not return from the war. Killed in action in Georgia, he would leave a wife, and two small children. (Nathaniel is Myra’s 2g-grandfather.)


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Howie and Myra have been married for

12 Apr 1975 14:00:00 UTC-0500,

Over 41 years and still going.

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Index  and links to other sites

Last updated: Saturday, July 25,2015

Kenneth Copeland Ministries: We have supported this ministry for a number of years. We trust that their teaching will minister to you as it has to us. You can follow this link to: www.kcm.org



  Family & Friends                     3-1-08 
    Grandparent's Brag Book      1-21-12
   Special Events                        4-16-09 
    Holidays                                 12-30-09
  Wildlife and Scenery              2-16-08

The Joshi Mission Project is located in Pani Kumar a small village northwest of Siliguri, West Bengal, India. The project consists of a church, school, and orphanage. www.joshimission.com

  Ben & Leanna Miller: Ben is our oldest son. He and Leanna are the proud parents of Raymond Howard & Evelyn Rose Miller our first grand children. They have their own web site at:  www.benandleanna.com . Ben is an electrical engineer and works for Master Machine Solutions, Inc. Leanna is a stay at home mom and part time teacher.

We attend Pathways Church in Appleton.

The church is located on Evergreen Dr. near  Hwy 47 just north of Hwy 41. Sunday morning service times are at 9:00 am and 10:30 am.



  Tim (Otis) and Ady Miller: Tim is our middle son. He and Ady  were married on August 20, 2006. They have a personal web site at:  www.timandady.com. Tim is an entertainer. You can learn more about him on his web site www.timmiller.us.  Tim previously did a  three year tour with Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus, now is working as part of the Miller and Mike duo.  Ady is the head of the children's department at the Marinette library.

Students for Christ Europe is a mission outreach to the college campuses of Europe. John and Anita Koeshall have been friends since my college days.


  Paul & Laura Miller: Paul is our youngest son. He and Laura are the proud parents of Luke Joseph Miller. Paul is an English teacher and Forensics Coach at Appleton North High School. Laura is a stay at home mom. You can find out more about them on their web site: www.paulandlaura.com

Visit the virtual zoo of our grandson. He has an interest in animals and insects and has started a zoo with many interesting facts and pictures.


  Links Page: This page has links to very useful information found on the internet. It is not intended to be all inclusive, but there is good stuff here. (Updated: 3-29-08)
Master Machine Solutions, Inc. is an engineering company founded and operated by Howie and Myra. This company specializes in the design of custom industrial machinery. Visit them at: www.mastmach.com  

History: This page contains American and local history, that I find interesting, and that you may not have learned in school.


     American History  (2-14-10)    

    Sumpter History   (3-28-09)    

Miller and Mike have worked as professional clowns and comedy entertainers for years. They have toured the U.S. with Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus . The dynamic duo has also toured international waters as entertainers on the Royal Caribbean Cruise Line. Check out their web site www.millerandmike.com, Miller and Mike know what quality family entertainment is.  

This is our family tree page. It contain the ancestors and decendants of Howie and Myra. This being an interest of mine, new information is continually being found and updated.

Ben Miller operates Badgerland Web Service a reseller of web hosting and domain name registrations at very affordable rates. His web service is perfect for you whether you are a novice building your first website or an advanced user looking to save money. Check them out at www.badgerlandweb.com

  This is the Haskins Family page. It contains genealogy and history of the Haskins family. This is currently being worked on so it changes often.
Mark & Lynette Miller: Mark is my brother. He and Lynette own and operate Traveling Troubadour LLC. It is a travel agency that specializes in custom group cruises and tours. You can visit them at: www.travelingtroubadour.com  

 Route 66 Scrapbook:

May 2001 we traveled the entire length of route 66 from Chicago to LA. This is a photo gallery of our trip. Enjoy the tour. (Updated: 4-12-08)

Green Bay Packers: We are big packer fans. We are sure there are other professional sports, but we don't know what they are. If you enjoy the packers follow this link to the latest Packer information at: www.packers.com  

2015 Predict the Packer Season Contest

This is the 14th year of our contest to predict the Green Bay Packer football season before the season begins. We hope you will have fun with this contest. Follow this link for all the details.

Guarantee: We guarantee that everything on this web site is to the best of our knowledge factual or at least the intent is factual. That is of course unless it is not correct, then it is not factual. If you find something that you think is incorrect, either you are more knowledgeable than we are, or you are mistaken. Whatever the case may be, we would be happy to talk about it. Please send any corrections, comments, questions or whatever to: howie@howieandmyra.com  We are always glad to hear from people that find our web site valuable, or at least a little interesting.