Transcribed from "History of North Washington, an illustrated history of Stevens, Ferry, Okanogan and Chelan counties", published by Western Historical Publishing Co., 1904.

     JACOB H. MILLER is not only one of the pioneers of Wenatchee, Chelan county, but the earliest settler to advance the building enterprises of the valley.  As a builder and contractor he has, probably, erected more edifices in this vicinity than any other man.
     Mahanoy City, Pennsylvania, is his birthplace, the date of the event being September 27, 1866.  His father, Joseph P. Miller is a native of Germany, his mother, Elizabeth (Deach) Miller, is a Pennsylvanian.  In early years the father was a coal miner, but for thirty years he was in the hotel business.  He now resides in Wenatchee.  The parents of the wife and mother of our subject were Germans.  At present she is living with her son.
     Jacob H. Miller was reared in Pennsylvania, and was graduated from the Mahanoy City high school at the age of fifteen years.  Four years thereafter he worked at the bottling business, and learned the trade of a carpenter.  In March, 1886, he came to Wenatchee, where he joined his uncles, Philip and John, the latter since deceased.  With his brother he purchased one hundred and sixty acres of land, fenced and broke the same, sowed alfalfa, and placed five acres in an orchard.  Leaving the property in charge of his brother, Mr. Miller, went to Ellensburg and worked at the carpenter's trade for one year.  Thence he went to Bellingham Bay, in the bottling business, and later returned to Wenatchee.  Here, on November 26, 1891, he was married to Elnora B. Brown, sister of Noah N. and George Brown, mentioned elsewhere in, this volume.  She died at Wenatchee, December 31, 1901, leaving two children, Stillman H. and George F., school boys, living at home.
     Mr. Miller has four brothers and five sisters, Joseph, Edward, Peter, Frank, deceased, Elvina, Elizabeth, Catherine, May and Annie, the last two deceased.  Catherine resides with our subject.  The fraternal affiliations of Mr. Miller are quite extensive.  He is a member of the A. F. & A. M., the R. A. M., the 0. E. S., the A. 0. U. W., the Degree of Honor, and the Commercial and Diamond "C " Clubs.  He has been Master Workman of the A. 0. U. W.  He has been a member of the Wenatchee city council two years, and was recently re-elected.  He is also president of the Springhill Irrigation Company.  He owns the residence where he lives, on Wenatchee avenue, one block from the business section, and forty acres of excellent farming land.  Mr. Miller is a broad-minded, progressive, public-spirited citizen, and one who has won a host of friends in the community.
     Mr. Miller is joint owner, and manager of the Wenatchee Warehouse Company.  They have a commodious brick warehouse, fifty by one hundred feet and do a large cold and warm storage business.  The Wenatchee Bottling Works are also in their building.