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16:17 Wisconsin Time

Saturday, August 13, 2022

Today is Day #225



This Week in History



August 14, 1673 - Isaac Platt, Thomas Skidmore
On July 30, 1673 Dutch ships of war entered and gained control of New York harbor. The Dutch Governor Colve demanded the English towns of eastern Long Island submit to his authority. On this date a paper is presented to Governor Colve signed by Isaac Platt and Thomas Skidmore, representing Huntington, along with representatives of the other four English towns of eastern Long Island. This paper stated ten conditions for their allegiance to the Dutch. The first condition was that of religious freedom. (Isaac is Howie’s 8g-grandfather Thomas is Howie’s 10g-grandfather)

August 15, 1635 - John Cogswell and Family, Deacon Samuel Haines
John Cogswell, with his wife Elizabeth and eight children, embarked May 23, 1635, at Bristol, England, on the Angel Gabriel, for New England. Mr. Cogswell had with him his three sons, William, John and Edward, and five of his six daughters. One daughter was left in England, who afterward married and resided in London. Mr. Cogswell took with him several farm and household servants, an apprentice Samuel Haines, an amount of valuable furniture, farming implements, housekeeping utensils, and a considerable sum of money. They were detained for several days after going on board the Angel Gabriel for lack of wind, so that not until June 4 did they actually set sail from Bristol harbor. THE ANGEL GABRIEL was off Pemaquid, Maine, where the great storm and gale of Aug. 15 of that year struck them. Some believe this was the largest hurricane of the 17th century. The Angel Gabriel fared still worse. The storm was frightful at Pemaquid, the wind blowing from the northeast, the tide rising to a very unusual height, in some places more than twenty feet right up and down; this was succeeded by another and unaccountable tidal wave still higher. The Angel Gabriel became a total wreck, passengers, cattle, and goods were all cast upon the angry waves. Among those who reached the shore with their lives were Mr. Cogswell and his family, and Samuel Haines. Three or four passengers and one seaman perished and there was the loss of cattle and much property." (John is Myra’s 8g-grandfather, Samuel is Myra’s 8g-grandfather)

August 15, 1641 - Mary (Wood) Platt
She joined the church at Milford, Connecticut on this date. (Mary is Howie’s 9g-grandmother)

August 15, 1696 - Jonathan Haynes, Thomas Haynes
Jonathan Haynes was captured by the Indians while reaping in his field within sight of his house. Four children, who were picking beans in the field, were also captured. The children were: Mary, age nineteen, Thomas, age sixteen, Jonathan, age twelve and Joseph age seven. The Indians took them to Penacook, New Hampshire, where they divided. One group took Jonathan and Thomas to Maine, where they escaped. Mary, Jonathan and Joseph went taken to Canada and sold to the French. Mary was redeemed for one hundred pounds of tobacco carried up on a hand sled, but her two brothers, remained in Canada, married there and became wealthy farmers. (Jonathan is Myra’s 7g-grandfather, Thomas is Myra’s 6g-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.

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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.