Hulda Anna MILLER

Female 1874 - 1967  (93 years)


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  • Name Hulda Anna MILLER 
    Born 24 Mar 1874  Free State of Saxony, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 17 Dec 1967  Humboldt, Minnehaha, South Dakota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Humboldt Cemetery, Humboldt, Minnehaha, South Dakota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Hulda lived in Humboldt.

      Birthdates for Hulda Miller vary: SSDI lists 24 Mar 1872; newspaper obituary lists 24 Mar 1874; 1900 census lists Mar 1875.

      1905 South Dakota census: Hulda Kieni, born in Germany, age 31, housewife, years in SD and the US: 21, father and mother born in Germany.

      According to the 1920 census, she came to the U.S. in 1884.

      Social Security Death Index: SSN: 503-54-0461, born 24 Mar 1872, death Dec. 1967, died in SD, last known residence: Humboldt, South Dakota 57035

      From the Humboldt Journal, December 21, 1967:

      “Mrs. H. Kieni, Oldest Citizen, Passed Away:

      “Mrs. Henry (Hulda) Kieni, 93, pioneer Humboldt resident and its oldest citizen, passed away Sunday evening at a Sioux Falls hospital.

      Funeral services were held Wednesday at 11 a.m. in the Congregational Church in Humboldt with Rev. Harold Becker officiating. Burial was in the Humboldt Cemetery.

      “Pallbearers were Claude Patzlaff, Al Etteldorf, Neal Van Viest, Harold Munce, Leon Lee and Carl Eisenberg.

      “Hulda Miller was born in Saxony, Germany, March 24, 1874, and came to America with her parents at the age of 10, settling in South Dakota in the Wall Lake vicinity. She was married to Henry W. Kieni on November 22, 1892, and they farmed southwest of Humboldt. They moved to Humboldt in 1899 where her husband was in the carpenter and contracting business until his death in 1936.

      “In October, 1963 (?) requiring intensive care, she became a patient at Mom & Dad’s convalescent home in Sioux Falls.

      “Mrs. Kieni was a member of the Congregational Church and the Order of the Eastern Star.”

      “She is survived by two daughters, Ella Kieni, Humboldt, and Mrs. Emma Carter, Alhambra, Calif., and one son, Arthur, Humboldt, and one sister, Mrs. Earl Collins, Phoenix, Arizona.” [1]
    Person ID I244  Lowell&Block
    Last Modified 3 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 Henry William KIENI,   b. 8 Oct 1868, Kenosha, Kenosha, Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Sep 1936, Humboldt, Minnehaha, South Dakota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years) 
    Married 22 Nov 1892  Humboldt, Minnehaha, South Dakota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Ella A. KIENI,   b. 27 Apr 1895, Humboldt, Minnehaha, South Dakota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Nov 1969, Humboldt, Minnehaha, South Dakota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
     2. Emma E. KIENI,   b. 6 Apr 1899, Humboldt, Minnehaha, South Dakota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Feb 1988, Sioux Falls, Minnehaha, South Dakota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years)
     3. Arthur H. KIENI,   b. 9 Jul 1902, Humboldt, Minnehaha, South Dakota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Sep 1985, Sioux Falls, Minnehaha, South Dakota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
    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
    Kieni family plot
    Kieni family plot
    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 F84  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 24 Mar 1874 - Free State of Saxony, Germany Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 22 Nov 1892 - Humboldt, Minnehaha, South Dakota, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 17 Dec 1967 - Humboldt, Minnehaha, South Dakota, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Humboldt Cemetery, Humboldt, Minnehaha, 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
    Kieni, Hulda Miller
    Kieni, Hulda Miller

    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.

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