Rudolph A. "Rudy" MILLER

Male 1884 - 1951  (67 years)


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  • Name Rudolph A. "Rudy" MILLER 
    Born 15 Dec 1884  Minnehaha Co., South Dakota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 25 Dec 1951  Sioux Falls, Minnehaha, 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 
    • 1920 Census; South Dakota; Turner; Parker City:
      [no street address listed]
      Miller, Rudolph A., head, owns his home, married, white, age 35, born in South Dakota, father born in Germany, mother born in Germany; occupation: contractor, carpenter
      Martha, his wife, 33, came to the US in 1884, became a naturalized citizen in 1915, born in Germany, father born in Germany, mother born in Germany;
      Leo R., his son, age 13, single, born in South Dakota, father born in South Dakota, mother born in Germany
      Helen A., his daughter, age 10, single, born in South Dakota, father born in South Dakota, mother born in Germany
      Keith, his son, age 4 and 3 mos., born in South Dakota, father born in South Dakota, mother born in Germany

      1930 Census: South Dakota, Turner Cty, Parker:
      Sanborn Avenue (no house number listed)
      Miller, Rudolph, head, owns, age 46, married when he was 21, born in South Dakota, father and mother born in Germany, is a carpenter and builder;
      Martha, his wife, age 43, married when she was 18, born in Germany, father and mother born in Germany, came to the US in 1881;
      Leo, their son, age 23, single, born in South Dakota, father born in South Dakota, mother born in Germany, is a carpenter and builder;
      Keith, their son, age 14, single, born in South Dakota, father born in South Dakota, mother born in Germany.

      1940 U.S. Federal Census: South Dakota: Turner: Parker
      [no street address listed]
      Miller, Rudolph, head, 55, married, born in South Dakota, lived in same residence 5 years earlier, foreman, W.P.A. Sewer Plant Project;
      Miller, Martha, wife, 53, married, born in Germany, lived in same residence 5 years earlier;
      Miller, Helen, daughter, 30, divorced, born in South Dakota, lived in same residence 5 years earlier, housekeeper, private home;
      Miller, Keith, son, 24, single, born in South Dakota, lived in same residence 5 years earlier, carpenter, building industry;
      Kettleson, Betty, grand-daughter, 11, born in South Dakota, lived in same residence 5 years earlier.

      From the New Era, Parker South Dakota, December 27, 1951:

      “Rudolph Miller Taken by Death:

      “Rudolph Miller, local contractor passed away Tuesday, December 25 at a Sioux Falls hospital at the age of 67 years.

      “Next of kin include his wife, Janette. Children are Leo and Keith of Parker, Mrs. Helen Kittleson of Sioux Falls, and a sister, Mrs. Viola Collins of Phoenix, Arizona.

      “Funeral services will be held Friday, December 28, at 1:30 o’clock from the home, and at 2 o’clock from the Parker Methodist Church.”

      From the New Era, Parker, South Dakota, Thursday, January 3, 1952:

      “Obituary For Rudolph Miller:

      “Rudolph A. Miller, son of August and Adolph Miller, was born December 15, 1884 in Minnehaha Cty, South Dakota, and passed away on Tuesday, December 25th, 1951 at the McKennan hospital, Sioux Falls, at the age of 67 years and 10 days.

      “He was united in marriage to Jeanette Kiel of Alcester, S.D., on December 10, 1946 at the Methodist parsonage in Parker.

      “Mr. Miller has been a prominent contractor in this community for many years, and had contributed much to the growth and prosperity. He had been a member of the German Methodist church for many years, and was a member of the Parker Methodist church at his passing. Mr. Miller had been in failing health for the past two years and was taken seriously ill on Monday, December 24.

      “He leaves to mourn his wife, Jeanette, and by a former marriage, three children, two sons, Leo R. and Keith of Parker, and a daughter, Helen Kettleson, Sioux Falls, and three grandchildren, Betty Kettelson, Sioux Falls and Janice and Randy Miller of Parker; also one brother, Max of Sioux Falls, and two sisters, Mrs. Hulda Kieni of Humboldt, and Mrs. Earl Collins of Phoenix, Arizona and a host of friends.

      “Funeral services were held on Friday, December 28 at 1:30 from the home and 2:00 at the Parker Methodist church. Rev. Nankivel delivered the sermon.

      “Ramona Aderhold played the organ and Maurice Rundell sang two solos.

      “Interment was in the family lot in Rose Hill Cemetery. Pallbearers were Burt Johnson, Brad Horner, Martin Michael, Warren Chase, Harold Allen and John Blogg.

      “Out of town relatives were Mrs. Hulda Kieni, Art and Ella of Humboldt; Max Miller, George Lowell, Mrs. Helen Kettelson and Betty Kettleson of Sioux Falls, Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Miller, Hartford; Mr. and Mrs. H. Kiel and Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Johnson and family of Alcester.

      “Hofmeister funeral home was in charge of arrangements.”
    Person ID I241  Lowell&Block
    Last Modified 16 May 2016 

    Father 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) 
    Mother Augusta Amalia MILLER,   b. 14 Feb 1845, Waltersdorf, Sächsische Schweiz-Osterzgebirge, Saxony, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Jan 1918, Parker, Turner, South Dakota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years) 
    Married 1868  Free State of Saxony, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location 
    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.
    Family ID F83  Group Sheet

    Family 1 Martha WIESE,   b. 22 Sep 1887, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Feb 1941, Parker, Turner, South Dakota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 53 years) 
    Married 10 Jan 1905 
    Children 
     1. Leo R. MILLER,   b. 28 Sep 1906, South Dakota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Apr 1956, Parker, Turner, South Dakota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 49 years)
    +2. Helen A. MILLER,   b. 13 Oct 1909, Parker, Turner, South Dakota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Aug 1974, Sioux Falls, Minnehaha, South Dakota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years)
    +3. Keith F. MILLER,   b. 27 Oct 1915,   d. Aug 1970  (Age 54 years)
    Photos
    Miller, Rudolph A.  Family home in Parker, Turner County, South Dakota.
    Miller, Rudolph A. Family home in Parker, Turner County, South Dakota.
    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 8 May 2017 
    Family ID F283  Group Sheet

    Family 2 Jeanette KIEL,   b. 3 Jul 1912,   d. 1976  (Age 63 years) 
    Married 10 Dec 1946 
    Last Modified 8 May 2017 
    Family ID F831  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 15 Dec 1884 - Minnehaha Co., South Dakota, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 25 Dec 1951 - Sioux Falls, Minnehaha, 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 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.

    Documents
    Land Records.  Miller, Max.  Purchases Miller homestead farm from mother and siblings, after the death of his father.  1911.
    Land Records. Miller, Max. Purchases Miller homestead farm from mother and siblings, after the death of his father. 1911.
    Adolph Miller died in 1901. After his death, his wife, Augusta, and his children Paul, Hulda, Rudolph, Viola, and Max, jointly owned Adolph Miller's homestead farm. In 1911, Max bought out the interests of his mother and siblings and became sole owner of the Miller homestead farm.

    Headstones
    Miller, Rudolph
    Miller, Rudolph

    Albums
    Lowell, Miller, and Volsch Land Transactions in SD
    Lowell, Miller, and Volsch Land Transactions in SD (11)
    This album contains land records that occurred in three counties in Dakota Territory and later in South Dakota that involved members of the Lowell, Miller, or Volsch families.