Compiled by Glenn Gohr

Miller and Mueller seem to be interchangeable in German, and this is a fairly common German surname. Most of the records on this family list the last name as MUELLER, but the earliest listings have the name spelled as MILLER. This is the German word for miller or one who operates a mill.

Thanks to my cousin, Don Sweaney, who moved to Springfield, Missouri (where I live) in 1998, I have recently (1999) found some new leads on my Wegner and Miller families. He ordered some microfilms of church and civil records for Karnitz and Hoff in Pomerania which contain valuable information on my Miller/Mueller family. Another researcher on this line is Terry James. He is a descendant of William Maron, who was a brother of Rika (Maron) Wegner, wife of my gt-gt-uncle Albert Wegner.

My earliest known Miller ancestor is Johann Miller of Gross Horst, Pomerania, which is not far from Karnitz, where the later generations of this family lived before 1900.

I have compiled one genealogy book which deals with the Wegners, Voigts, and Gohrs and has brief mention of the Miller/Mueller connection. It is called The Voigt, Gohr, and Wegner Connection.

I have been placing updated information on my MILLER family on the WorldConnect site with Rootsweb. It includes the basic information on every family member traced (except I have omitted birth and marriage dates on living family members, for privacy reasons.). The Miller/Mueller Genealogy from Pomerania Database on WorldConnect can be accessed at:

Here is my MILLER/MUELLER lineage as far as it has been proven:

  1. Johann MILLER, b. Gross Horst, Pomerania; md. Sophia PANZLAFF
  2. Gottfried MILLER, b. Gross Horst, Pomerania; md. 9 December 1826 Hoff, Kreis Greifenberg, Pomerania to Juliana Maria FREDRICH, b. Hoff, Kreis Greifenberg, Pomerania
  3. Wilhelmine Friedrieke Charlotta "Minnie" MILLER/MUELLER, b. 20 January 1827 Hoff, Kreis Greifenberg, Pomerania, d. ca. 1900 Armstrong, Emmet Co., IA; md. ca. 1862 Karnitz, Pomerania, Germany to Carl Gottlieb FERDINAND WEGNER, b. 12 Dec. 1836 Karnitz, Kreis Greifenberg, Pomerania, d. 16 Jan. 1893 Whittemore, Kossuth Co., IA
  4. Auguste EMILIE Ernstine WEGNER, b. 7 Nov. 1863 Helle, Kreis Greifenberg, Pommern, d. 9 Sept. 1942 Idaho Falls, Jefferson Co., ID (buried at Annis, Idaho); md. 10 Oct. 1884 Lotts Creek, Kossuth Co., IA to Alexander Emil "Alex" GOHR, b. 20 May 1850 Bremin, Germany (now Brzemiona, Bydgoszcz Province, Poland), d. 28 Feb. 1918 Menan, Jefferson Co., ID (buried at Annis, Idaho)
  5. Alexander Fredrick EMIL GOHR, b. 31 Jan. 1887 Kossuth Co., IA, d. 18 June 1968 Monte Vista, Rio Grande Co., CO; md. 25 Nov. 1917 at Monte Vista, Rio Grande Co., CO to Frieda Helma QUIRAM, b. 24 May 1890 Elysian, Le Sueur Co., MN, d. 18 July 1987 Monte Vista, Rio Grande Co., CO (both buried in the Monte Vista Cemetery) *These are my grandparents.


If you have queries concerning the MILLER surname, you may post these at the Miller Family Genealogy List. Miller Genealogy List is a part of the Rootsweb e-mail discussion lists. It offers free queries and discussion on the Miller surname and variant spellings.

To subscribe, send an e-mail to: [email protected]
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In the body of the message type: subscribe

Then a welcome message will be sent telling how to post messages. Once you are subscribed, you may send a query to everyone on the list by sending e-mail to: [email protected]

Archived postings to the Miller e-mail list can be found on the WEB at:

When prompted, type in MILLER for the name of the list. A second screen will appear where you can choose a year and type in a search word(s). If you type in MILLER you would probably get all the previous postings to the list. You can also type in a person's name instead or a locality to narrow your search. If you wish to do a search by date, try entering it in quotation marks with the day and then the month as "01 Mar" using single digit dates preceded by a zero and only the first three letter of the month.


There are several Message Boards on Rootsweb which are set up for the MILLER surname. These boards are for posting information in the following categories: BIBLE, BIOGRAPHY, BIRTH, CEMETERY, CENSUS, DEATH, DEED, IMMIGRATION, LOOKUP, MARRIAGE, MILITARY, OBITUARY, PENSION, QUERIES, and WILLS. The search perameters and drop down screen on the main page allow you to do a key word search or to view all postings according to one of the above categories. Click on the icon below to access the Miller Message Boards.

Query Post a query (or information from any one of the above categories) on any MILLER name or related family. Please give dates, and locations they lived. Try to give as much information as possible.

An online genealogy forum for posting queries has also been set up specifically for the MILLER family. It can be found at the following address:

An online genealogy forum for posting queries has also been set up specifically for the MUELLER family. It can be found at the following address:

***Note***During the Fall of 1998, GenForum combined with Family Tree Maker, which means that all queries and information posted to that site becomes the property of Family Tree Maker. This is still a good site to look up information and get contact names for the MILLER/MUELLER lines you are searching, but be advised that if you now post a new query or a response to something on that site, chances are that sometime in the future Family Tree Maker will include that information on a CD-ROM which they will sell for profit to anyone who is interested. I do not like the idea of someone else using my hard researched information and ideas and selling them for a profit without my knowledge. This same practice is evident on all of the Family Tree Maker pages which are found on the internet, if you will read the disclaimer notices on those pages. I recommend the Family Tree Maker pages as good look up pages, but I don't recommend posting information there. Similar things can be said for and which are connected to each other and seek to make a profit from genealogical materials on the internet.

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Last updated June 1, 2003.

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