Individual Record 100

Name}   Miller, Harold Mathias Family History} Olson                  
  Title}   Race} White Sex} Male
Birth:   Date} Exa 21 May 1903 Place} Perth Amboy, Middlesex, New Jersey
Marr.: Date} Cir 1931 - 1935 Place}       (Link)
Death: Date} Fam 20 Nov 1956 Place} Reading, Berks, Pennsylvania
Burial: Date} Aft 20 Nov 1930 Place} Saint Johns Cemetery, Wernersville, Berks, Pennsylvania
  Grave Marker} Yes
Source 1}   50 = Family hstry
Source 2}   52 = Interview
Source 3} 217 = Interview
Source 4} 232 = 1910 USA cen
Source 5} 748 = 1920 USA cen
Source 6} 746 = 1930 USA cen
Source 7} 1348=1940 USA cen
Source 8} 630 = Photograph
Source 9} 1253-Photograph
Source 10}1250-Letter
Source 11}988 = City directory
Source 12}963 = Cemetery rec
Source 13}1331=Letter
Source 14}1517=Genealogy
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Source 16}  
Source 17}  
Parents: } Christian Hansen Møller & Dorthea Hansen
   Relationship No.} 6
1st Household No.} 79 = Perth Amboy, Middlesex, New Jersey
      Occupation 1} Truck driver
       Occupation 2} Platform man
  Religion/Church} Lutheran
Spouses:   Prime} Kauffman, Esther P.
 Total Number of} 1
Click to enlarge Notes:  Harold Mathias Miller was born in Perth Amboy, Middlesex, New Jersey, on 21 May 1903.  He was the fifth and last son of Christian and Dorthea Møller.  He was christened on 2 Aug 1903 at St. Stephan's Danish Lutheran Church, Perth Amboy.  He grew up in the family home located at 315 Washington Street, Perth Amboy, seen at left.
Harold M. Miller, Esther P. Kauffman Harold M. Miller In the 1920 U.S. census, Harold was working as a clerk in a bank.  By the 1930 U.S. census, he was a "chauffer" in the dry goods industry, meaning he was probably driving a delivery truck.  Harold marrried Esther Kauffman, who grew up in Pennsylvania, sometime between 1931 and 1935.  Their only child, a daughter, was born in 1936.  In 1937, Harold was a truck driver driving for the American Oil Company.  The family was living at 307 Perkasie Avenue in West Lawn, a suburb of Reading, Pennsylvania.  In the 1940 U.S. census, the house was reported as owned and worth $4,500. Harold was a truck driver, and in 1939, he reported an income of $1,320.  He had completed 8th grade.

About 1943, Harold went to work for the Railroad Express Agency as a truck driver.  He became a platform man for the company the next year.  In 1944, after the death of his father, his mother, Dorthea Miller moved into the family home.  She died in 1948, following an accidental fall down the stairs.  By 1950, he and Esther had moved to 2729 Bellmont Avenue in West Lawn.  This is according to the 1950 City Directory.  In a personal letter written by Esther, she writes the home address as 2725 Belmont Ave.  Harold continued in his job as a platform man.

According to family records, Harold died at the age of 53 years on 20 November 1956, in Reading, Pennsylvania.  His wife died in 1985.  Both are buried in the Saint Johns Cemetery, Wernersville, Berks, Pennsylvania.
Time of Birth}   Time of Death}   Fraternal/Social}  
Baptism Date} Exa 2 Aug 1903 Place} St. Stephan's Danish Lutheran Click to enlarge Click to enlarge
Confirm. Date}   Photos} Harold M. Miller
Immigr'n Date} N/A Port} N/A
Education: Grade} Eighth grade        or Top 2 Degrees}  
Military: Service}                                    for the State of}  
Health Condition}  
  Cause of Death}  
Last Updated
by} Karen Hancock
Date Updated} 25 Dec 2013
Date Created}  13 Nov 1997
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