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From: "Pat Curtis" <>
Subject: Re: [BRE] Jacob Miller
Date: Thu, 15 Dec 2005 15:39:03 -0800
I have a Jacob MILLER in my files b 24-Oct-1753 York Co.,PA d ca-1815
Milford Twp.,Somerset Co.,PA married Maria Elizabeth FRIEDLINE b 26-Oct-1758
and I was wondering if this is the line that you were talking about.
Pat Maley-Curtis in Arkansas
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From: "Stan Follis" <>
Sent: Thursday, December 15, 2005 10:11 AM
Subject: RE: [BRE] Jacob Miller
> This sounds like an interesting book and I look forward to your posts.
> However, before you do a reprint you should do a google search for this
> book. I found over 700 hits on the internet. You can buy this book from a
> British company for £10.61 at
> http://www.pickabook.co.uk/details/1419178482/display.html they have 16
> copies of it at Amazon.com from this company
> This page has Peter Smith's family info
> This book is referenced in a lot of modern herbals as well modern medical
> publications at Dartmouth College and others so it must be found in a lot
> Stan Follis
> Web site: http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~sfollis/
> Researching these Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky, Virginia,
> Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Massachusett and Delaware Scots-Irish,
> English, Welsh and German-Swiss families : FOLLIS, SCHNEIDER, ZEIGLER,
> PROUGH, TIMMONS, LONGENFELDT, ROYER, ZUMBRUN, EIKENBERRY, KELKER, FUHRMAN,
> KINSEY , HINSEY, THURSTON, CRAMER KINGERY, ALBAUGH, FOREMAN, HOUSER,
> EHNINGER, HECKMAN, SHOOK, SWANK, WINDER, BIRCH, ESSIG, VAUGHAN, WEBB,
> LANDIS, PARKE, ZIMMERMAN, BRECHT, BREININGER, REAM, SPRINGER, GROFF,
> MOUNTZ, WEIDMAN, REQUEL, and ANGEL.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Vivian Markley [mailto:]
> Sent: Thursday, December 15, 2005 10:57 AM
> Subject: [BRE] Jacob Miller
> Thanks to the expected eight inches of snow expected today, I will not be
> taking care of a couple of my grandchildren today, so I have decided to
> this day to do some transcription. I live north of Donnelsville, Ohio and
> in 1813 a Rev Dr Peter Smith wrote the first medical book ever written
> of the Alleghenies. I on the land that is at the fork of Donnels Creek
> where his daughter lived. The land stayed in his family for 100 years and
> then they left it to Wittenberg University for the herbal value but
> Wittenberg was not interest in herbal medicine, so they sold it and it was
> in my husband's children's family for the last 100 years. When I found
> that he had written a book, my curiosity would not be satisfied until I
> found a reproduction by his grandson General Keifer in 1901. I plan on
> publishing it so that it will be available once again. As I run across
> names of people that he knew, I will try to let family members know that
> what he has written of their ancestors. The first one that I have found
> Jacob Miller, Dunkard of Montgomery County so I knew there were people
> who would enjoy this.
> >From "An Indian Doctor's Dispensatory" by Dr. Peter Smith.
> "There is an herb cultivated by the Germans, on the west side of the big
> Miami, I think it is in Montgomery county, particularly, I have been
> by the old Dunkard preacher, Jacob Miller. This herb, I have full reason
> believe is an infallible cure for the bite of mad dog or hydrophobia. I
> have seen this herb in powder, and was assured that only this was used for
> several, man and beast, where no scruple could be entertained of their
> having been bitten with a mad dog, and nothing of the dire complaint was
> experienced; while those creatures to which it was omitted fell victims.
> cannot describe this herb, nor do I remember its name. I remember the
> is only what you may lift on the point of a case knife in powder. This is
> to be eaten on a piece of bread and butter, three mornings successively,
> the cure is effected."
> I will post all that I think may be relevant to list as I go. Warning, I
> a slow typist so this is a big project for me. LOL
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