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Howie & Myra Miller






13:05 Wisconsin Time

Sunday, September 15, 2019

Today is Day #258



This Week in History



September 12, 1653 - Deacon Samuel Haines
Samuel was granted 10 acres of land, at the bottom of Great Bay over against Capt. Champernoons, by the town of Portsmouth, Massachusetts then called Strawberry Bank. (Samuel is Myra’s 8g-grandfather)

September 13, 1894 - Freedom R. Potter
Exert from the Mauston Star; “F. R. Potter and family, of Summit and their two sons and families returned to their old home last week, after a journey by team of several months. They started for Colorado, but only went as far as old Fort Kearney, Nebraska, where they found it impossible to obtain feed of any kind for their teams, on account of the dry weather, and so they took the road back. In going through several States and the Dakotas, they report that they found no better place than Wisconsin in which to live. We are pleased to welcome them back.” (Freedom Potter is Howie’s g-granduncle)

September 14, 1861 Jerome B. Potter
Jerome B. Potter enlisted in the Union Army on this date. He was assigned to Company D, 10th Wisconsin Infantry. He served with this unit, until he mustered out in 1864. (Jerome is Howie’s 2g-grandfather)

September 14, 1862 - John Grant Jr.
The battle of Turner’s Gap at South Mountain MD, that the Iron Brigade earned its famous name. As the unit advanced up Turner’s Gap, to the dug-in positions of the confederate soldiers, they took heavy fire. By nightfall the advance had been nearly ground to a halt. With fierce fighting the entire day, it was said that the rifles of the 6th Wisconsin regiment were too hot to load. For the 7th Wisconsin, which was located in front of the stone wall, held by the defending Confederates, the fighting was so fierce for the whole day that they were almost out of ammunition. The Confederates thinking that the 7th was retreating because of the slow-down in fire, began to advance. Far from retreating, the 7th Wisconsin charged the advancing confederates with fixed bayonets. Only at close range did the 7th unleash their last few rounds of ammunition, breaking the Confederate line and forcing their retreat. According to an account by General McClellen, it was from this fight that the Iron Brigade got its nickname. John Grant Jr. of Company A of the 7th Wisconsin Infantry, was wounded in this battle, and lost his foot. (He is Howie’s 2g-grandfather)

September 19, 1864 - William R. Ward
42 year old William Richard Ward was drafted into the Union Army on this date. He served with Company A, 32nd Wisconsin Infantry. He served until the end of the war. (William is Howie’s 3g-grandfather)


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Howie and Myra have been married for

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

Over 43 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.