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Howie & Myra Miller






11:44 Wisconsin Time

Friday, July 30, 2021

Today is Day #211



This Week in History



July 27, 1676 - Philip Eliot
John Eliot of Roxbury, Massachusetts aged about 73 years, testified “My brother Philip Eliot of Roxbury deceased in my hearing at a public meeting of the town for the settling of the school in Roxbury & making provision for the same did engage to give eight shillings per annum towards the said school forever and for the security thereof tendered the engagement of his house and lands in Roxbury as others did and would at the same time have subscribed his hand to the book as others of the town did but in word did it as fully and freely as was possible for him to do" (Philip is Howie’s 10g-grandfather)

July 27, 1867 - Friedrich Fraust
The sail ship The Bark Freihandle arrives in New York Harbor. Captain Karl Hargeshinmer had set sail form Bremen Germany with 375 passengers. Among the passengers Friedrich, his wife Dorothea, and 10 year old son, Friedrich. Their class of travel was listed as between decks. (Friedrich and Dorothea are Howie’s 2g-grandparents. young Friedrich is Howie’s g-grandfather )

August 1, 1842 - David R. Hyer
David R. Hyer wrote the following. “I commenced with a force of ten men to build a log house on Sec. 9, T. 7, R. 12 E. (now Deerfield, Wisconsin), for the purpose of keeping a tavern for the accommodation of travelers, who were daily increasing in numbers, and within three weeks completed a substantial building, with six rooms. One night, during our stay, we were much annoyed by wolves, who had caught a deer and devoured it within a few rods from our encampment, small remains of which were found scattered about in the morning. At another time, they made an attack on our cattle, that were feeding near by, and caused a great commotion among them; they bellowed and ran together, the same as they do when they smell the blood of any of their number slain. None were killed, but many of them showed the marks of the teeth and claws of the wolves.” (David R. Hyer, who is Howie’s 2g-grandfather.)

August 1, 1849 - David R. Hyer
David R. Hyer was the original purchaser of 40 acres of land in Dane County Wisconsin. This property is described as being the Southwest-Southeast portion of Section 6, 7-N, 12-E. (David is Howie’s 2g-grandfather)

August 1, 1849 - Benjamin Potter
Benjamin Potter was the original purchaser of 40 acres of land in Dane County Wisconsin. This property is described as being the Southeast-Northwest portion of Section 5, 7-N, 12-E. (Benjamin is Howie’s 3g-grandfather)

August 2, 1850 - David R. Hyer
David R. Hyer was the original purchaser of 41.65 acres of land in Dane County Wisconsin. This property is described as being the Northeast-Northwest portion of Section 6, 6-N, 12-E. (David is Howie’s 2g-grandfather)


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Howie and Myra have been married for

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

Over 45 years and still going.

We are Truly Blessed!

This site has been up since: April 2, 2004

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.