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Rev. Adam MILLER
Joseph SHRUM
Elizabeth McGRANAHAN
Rev. John Prior MILLER
Mary Jane SHRUM

Rev. Van Rensler MILLER

Rev. Van Rensler MILLER


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Rev. Van Rensler MILLER

  • Born: 12 Feb 1842, Jefferson Township, Cass County, Michigan
  • Marriage (1): Mary E. DICKINSON on 12 Feb 1863 in Elkhart, Elkhart County, Indiana
  • Died: 6 Sep 1916, Goshen, Elkhart County, Indiana at age 74

bullet   Cause of his death was Stroke of Apoplexy.

bullet   Other names for Van were Van R, Vanburen, VanRanceler, VanRansalaer, VanRansaler, VanRensalen and Ransellear MILLER.


bullet  General Notes:

NAME DISCREPANCIES: His name was unique and is spelled in various ways on numerous documents and census data. However, his Indiana Death Certificate states his name was "Van Rensler Miller" and his Indiana Marriage Certificate states his name was "Van R. Miller".
OCCUPATIONS: Blacksmith (1880 U.S. Census);
Pastor for the Progressive Brethren denomination for 40 years
RESIDENCES: Jefferson Township, Cass County, Michigan;
Elkhart, Elkhart County, Indiana (1880 U.S. Census) - (moved to Indiana as a young man)
DEATH: Died after suffering a stroke of apoplexy at the age of 74

bullet  Research Notes:

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-- Photos of Van Rensler and Mary courtesy of G.A. Miller
-- Cass County MIGenWeb, part of The USGenWeb Project (
-- Group photo of Rev. John Prior Miller's children courtesy of Cass County, Michigan Genealogy MIGenWeb, part of the USGenWeb Project (
-- Indiana Marriage Collection (1800-1941)
-- Find A Grave, Memorial # 141409677


Van married Mary E. DICKINSON, daughter of DICKINSON and Unknown, on 12 Feb 1863 in Elkhart, Elkhart County, Indiana. (Mary E. DICKINSON was born in 1843 in Indiana and died before 1900.)

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