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Howie & Myra Miller






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Wednesday, July 17, 2024

Today is Day #199



This Week in History



July 16, 1779 – Capt John Moody
Capt Nathaniel Wilson and Capt John Moody were appointed by the town of Gilmanton, New Hampshire to hire soldiers needed for the Continental Battalions. They would then lay a tax on the town to pay them. They reported back to the town on the 30th of July with the names of the men. They were hired and the town raised £1119-1s to pay them and others who had already served. (John is Myra’s 4g-gandfather)

July 18, 1996
An F-5 tornado struck Fond du Lac County WI. It cleared a path through the village of Oakfield totally destroying a home located at 215 Second Street. Howie and Myra owned this home from 1977 to 1984.

July 21, 1686 - Samuel Truesdell
Samuel Truesdell along with Capt. Noah Wiswall, a brother-in-law, were admitted freeman of Massachusetts Bay Colony. (Samuel is Howie’s 8g-grandfather)

July 21,1864 - James Camp
Battle of Bald Hill: Early in the morning, under the command of General Leggett, orders were received for the division to change the rebel forces, and hold Bald Hill. The Twelfth and Sixteenth Wisconsin formed the advance of the charging column. Rushing forward up the hill, crossing the cornfield, exposed to the most terrible fire from the rebel entrenchments but the charging column never wavered. Side by side the Twelfth and Sixteenth rushed up to the rebel works and over them with a cheer, engaging in a hand to hand fight. Lost one hundred and thirty-four, killed or wounded, and captured more small arms than it had men engaged. (Wounded in this battle was James Camp, Myra’s 2g-step grandfather.)

July 21, 1865 - Joseph K. Hyer
Joseph K. Hyer graduated from West Point, Military academy and received a commission into the 8th Regiment Infantry with the rank of 2nd Lieutenant. (Joseph is Howie’s first cousin 3 times removed)

July 22, 1924 – Ella (Fraust) Hyer
The following was reported in the local newspaper on this date, under the heading Sumpter Hustler News. “Mrs. Ella Hyer had her hand caught in a pulley while setting the fork in the hay barn last week, one finger on her right hand being taken off.” (Ella is Howie’s grandmother)


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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.