While in the 91st Pennsylvania, he went by "Jefferson Miller" (3).
He was born in May 1843 (7; 2 (20 in 1863), 7 (51 in 1900), 8 (66 in 1910)). He was born in Pennsylvania (7) or New Jersey (8).
He was drafted (1, 2). He was mustered into service as a private in the 118th Pennsylvania Infantry on 17 July 1863 at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (1, 2, 5). He was in companies B and I (4, 5 [D + I]).
In 1865/66, he married Jennie Graham (7, 8, 9). In 1900 and 1910, she reported having had two children, one of whom was alive (7, 8).
In 1890, he was living at 2000 South 5th Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (3).
On 5 March 1892, he applied successfully from Pennsylvania for a pension (4, 5).
In 1900, he was living at 2009 South 6th Street, ward 39, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (7). He was living with his wife Jennie, daughter Mary G Walker and her husband, and a grandson (7). He was a pipe cutter (7).
On 20 February 1907, he again applied for a pension (5).
In 1910, he was living at 1311 Ruby Street, ward 40, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (8). He was living with his wife Jennie, daughter Mary G Walker and her husband, and a grandson (8). He was a pipe cutter at an iron foundry (8).
On 14 April 1913, his wife died (9). They were living at 1311 South Ruby Street, ward 40, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (9). She was buried at Fernwood Cemeter (9).
He died on 7 March 1918, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (5, 6). He was buried in Fernwood Cemetery, Delaware County, Pennsylvania (6). Funeral services were held at 1311 South Ruby Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (6). Members of the Stephen Girard Lodge Number 450 Free and Accepted Masons, Harmony Council Number 53 O of L A; William G Warden Beneficial Association, and veterans of companies D 118th PA and F 91st PA were invited to attend the funeral (6).
1 Bates, Samuel Penniman. History of Pennsylvania volunteers, 1861-5. Harrisburg: B. Singerly, state printer, 1869-71. 5 volumes. 'Ninety-first regiment', volume 3, pages 186-233. (In the roster) (Jefferson Miller)
2 Civil War Veterans' Card File, available at the Pennsylvania State Archives, searched 19 January 2005 (Jefferson Miller)
3 1890 United States census, veterans schedule, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 35, page 1 (image 171 on Ancestry), line 3 (William H Jefferson Miller alias Jefferson Miller)
4 pension index, by name (Jefferson Miller)
5 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company F (Jefferson Miller)
6 death notice, Philadelphia Inquirer, 9 March 1918, page 7 (William N J Miller)
7 1900 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 39, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 987, microfilm series T623, film 1479, page 151 = 8 B handwritten (William J Miller)
8 1910 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 40, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 1036, microfilm series T624, film 1410, page 90 = 1 A handwritten (William N J Miller)
9 Philadelphia death certificate, Jennie Graham Miller, 14 April 1913
10 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Jefferson Miller)
|street||So 6 St|
|name||Miller William J||Jennie G||Walker Mary G||Charles H||Beech W. Walter|
|birth date||May 1843||Oct 1850||Apr 1870||Apr 1864||Jan 1890|
|# years married||34||34||13||13|
|mother of how many children?||2||0|
|# of children living||1||0|
|# years in USA|
|occupation||Pipe Cutter||Rope Maker||At school|
|# months not employed||0||0|
|# months in school||10|
|free or mortgaged|
|# of farm schedule|
|name||Miller William N. J.||- Jennie G.||Walker Mary G.||- Charles H.||Beech William|
|relationship||Head||Wife||Daughter||Son in law||Grandson|
|#years present marriage||44||44||24||24|
|mother of # children||2||0|
|mother of # living children||1||0|
|birthplace||New Jersey||Ireland English||Pennsylvania||Delaware||Pennsylvania|
|father's birthplace||New Jersey||Ireland English||New Jersey||Delaware||Pennsylvania|
|mother's birthplace||Pennsylvania||Ireland English||Ireland English||Delaware||Pennsylvania|
|occupation||Pipe Cutter||Housework||Housework||Rope Maker||Cashier|
|nature of industry etc.||Iron Foundry||Home||Home||Cordage Manf.||Telephone Co|
|out of work 15 Apr 1910?||No||No||No|
|# weeks out of work 1909||none||none||none|
|school since 1 Sep 09||no|
|owned free or mortagaged||M|
|nr on farm schedule|
|civil war vet|
|deaf & dumb|
MILLER--March 7. WILLIAM N. J. MILLER, husband of late Jennie G. Miller. Relatives and friends, also Stephen Girard Lodge No. 450, F. and A.M.; Harmony Council No. 53. O. of L.A.; Wm. G. Warden Beneficial Assoc; and veterans of Company D, 118th Regt., and Company F, 91st Regt. of Penna Inf. of Civil War, invited to services, Mon. 3 P.M., 1311 S. Ruby St. Int. Fernwood Cem. Remains may be viewed Sun. eve.