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Augusta Amalia BETTRICH

Female 1845 - 1918  (72 years)


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  • Name Augusta Amalia BETTRICH 
    Born 14 Feb 1845  Waltersdorf, Sächsische Schweiz-Osterzgebirge, Saxony, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 19 Jan 1918  Parker, Turner, South Dakota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Rosehill Cemetery, Parker, Turner, South Dakota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Son Paul F. Mueller's marriage record lists mother's name as Auguste Bettrich.

      From “Germans to America: V. 48, Nov. 1883-April 1884:
      Ship: Main
      From: Bremen
      To: New York
      Arrived: 10 Mar 1884
      Mueller, Amalie, 38, F, W, GRZZZZUSA
      --- Friedrich, 14, M, Ch, GRZZZZUSA
      ---Max, 11, M, Ch, GRZZZZUSA
      ---Hulda, 9, F, Ch, GRZZZZUSA
      [NOTE: Ship’s passenger list contains no more information than that listed above, other than the notation that the passengers were in steerage.]

      Ellis Island Passenger lists:
      Arrival Date: March 10, 1884
      Amalie Muller, 38, female, wife;
      Friedrich, 14, male, child;
      Max, 11, male, child;
      Hulda, 9, female, child.
      Ethnicity: German
      Place of Origin: Germany
      Port of Departure: Bremen, Germany
      Destination: United States of America
      Port of Arrival: New York, NY
      Ship Name: Maine

      "Grandma Miller moved to Parker shortly after Adolph was killed."

      "I remember Grandma Miller really well. She was living in Parker and Aunt Viola (my Dad's youngest sister) well she lived there in Parker with her mother. When my mother was killed, they took Elsie."

      1910 Census: SD: Turner: Parker: 1st Ward, 3rd Street : p. 53a:
      Miller, Augusta, head, 64, wid., has had 6 children, 5 still living, born in Germany, father and mother born in Germany, own income;
      Viola E., daughter, 21, single, born in SD, father and mother born in Germany, clerk, dept. store;
      Elsie V., granddaughter, 9, single, born in SD, father and mother born in Germany.

      Fom the New Era, Parker, South Dakota, Thursday, January 24, 1918:
      “Obituary:
      “Mrs. Auguste Amalia Miller was born Feb. 14, 1845 [NOTE: 1900 Census lists birthdate as Feb 1856], 1910 Census lists age as 64], in Waltersdorf, kingdom Saxon, Germany, and died on the 19th of Jan., 1918, at her home in Parker, S.D. aged 72 years, 11 months, and 5 days.

      “In 1868 she was married to Adolf Miller, to which union 6 children were born, 4 sons and 2 daughters. One of the boys died at the age of 18 months, also her husband died about 17 years ago. Five of the children are living and are well known in Parker. They are as follows: Paul, who is at work in Charles City; Max, who is living on a farm about 20 miles from Parker; Rudolf, who is a carpenter and resides in Parker; Hulda, who is the wife of Mr. H. W. Kieni, residing at Humboldt, S.D., and Viola, the wife of Earl Collins, on a farm near Humboldt.

      “In 1885, Mrs. Miller came with her children to this vicinity. As her husband came three years earlier to establish a home for his family, it was left to Mrs. Miller to care for the children in the meantime.

      “For a number of years, the family lived on a farm in Wellington township, but for the last fifteen years the deceased lived in Parker. She joined the M. E. Church in the old country, and was a faithful member thereof until her death. Although her health was poor for a few years, and she could not attend all the services, she took great interest in the welfare of the church.

      “The cause of her death was pneumonia. Besides her children she leaves to mourn her departure fourteen grandchildren and other relatives.

      “The funeral services were held at 2:30 p.m. on Monday at the German M. E. Church. Rev. A. F. Damerow preached in the German language and Rev. F. J. Hoffman, now pastor at Redfield, S.D., preached the English sermon.”, , [1]
    Person ID I240  Lowell&Block
    Last Modified 5 May 2019 

    Family Adolph MILLER,   b. 29 Jan 1845, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Apr 1901, Minnehaha Co., South Dakota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years) 
    Married 1868  Free State of Saxony, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Paul Friedrich MILLER,   b. Jan 1870, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Oct 1948, Mason City, Cerro Gordo, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 78 years)
    +2. Max MILLER,   b. 12 May 1871, Free State of Saxony, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Dec 1963, Sioux Falls, Minnehaha, South Dakota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years)
    +3. Hulda Anna MILLER,   b. 24 Mar 1874, Free State of Saxony, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Dec 1967, Humboldt, Minnehaha, South Dakota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 93 years)
    +4. Rudolph A. "Rudy" MILLER,   b. 15 Dec 1884, Minnehaha Co., South Dakota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Dec 1951, Sioux Falls, Minnehaha, South Dakota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)
    +5. Viola Elsie MILLER,   b. 6 Aug 1888, Parker, Turner, South Dakota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Jan 1979, Phoenix, Maricopa, Arizona, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years)
     6. ? MILLER
    Photos
    Miller Siblings, children of Adolph and Augusta Miller.
    Miller Siblings, children of Adolph and Augusta Miller.
    Two different snapshots taken at same family reunion held on August 5, 1950 in the City Park in Parker, South Dakota. L to R: Hulda Miller Kieni, Rudolph Miller, Viola Miller Collins, and Max Miller.
    Miller, Adolph and wife, Augusta Amalia Miller.
    Miller, Adolph and wife, Augusta Amalia Miller.
    Documents
    Land Records.  Miller, Adolph and wife Augusta.  Sell land to their son-in-law, Henry W. Kieni, who lived in Humboldt, South Dakota.  1900.
    Land Records. Miller, Adolph and wife Augusta. Sell land to their son-in-law, Henry W. Kieni, who lived in Humboldt, South Dakota. 1900.
    Hulda Miller, Adolph and Augusta Miller's daughter, married Henry W. Kieni in 1892.
    Headstones
    Miller, Adolf and Augusta
    Miller, Adolf and Augusta
    Histories
    Newspaper Articles.  Miller Family Reunion.  August 5, 1950.
    Newspaper Articles. Miller Family Reunion. August 5, 1950.
    Reunion was held at City Park, Parker, Turner County, South Dakota. Article appeared in the 10 Aug 1950 edition of The New Era newspaper, published in Parker, South Dakota.
    Last Modified 12 May 2019 
    Family ID F83  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 14 Feb 1845 - Waltersdorf, Sächsische Schweiz-Osterzgebirge, Saxony, Germany Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 1868 - Free State of Saxony, Germany Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 19 Jan 1918 - Parker, Turner, South Dakota, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Rosehill Cemetery, Parker, Turner, South Dakota, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Miller, Augusta.  Family home in Parker, Turner County, South Dakota.
    Miller, Augusta. Family home in Parker, Turner County, South Dakota.
    Assumed to have been taken sometime between 1909 and 1918. Identity of individuals not confirmed, but it is possible that they are Viola Miller Collins (woman in center of photograph), Elsie Miller Strobel (child next to Viola), and Augusta Miller, woman at far right of picture. Assumed date based on the fact that Elsie went to live with her grandmother in Parker after the death of her mother in August 1909. The 1910 U.S. Federal Census lists Augusta, Viola, and Elsie living at their home in Parker. Home was listed as being on 3rd Street.

  • Sources 
    1. [S3] Interview.