|Hist Mss. 1-896
Miller, Louis L. (1886-circa 1980s) and Sarah Byler (1888-1971)
4 Boxes (Large)
1886 Louis L. Miller was born in and grew up in an
Amish home in and around Wellman, Iowa.
1886 Sarah (Sadie) B. Miller was born in
and grew up in Belleville, Pennsylvania. She worked at the
Mennonite mission at Toronto, Ontario.
1916 Louis graduated from Goshen College. There he
also met Sarah Byler. He became a minister in the General Conference
Mennonite Church and served four Mennonite pastorates: Barville,
Pennsylvania; Wayland and Noble, Iowa; and Wadsworth, Ohio. He served
three United Church of Christ parishes: Brewer, Maine; Marshall,
Illinois; and Sierra Vista, Arizona. He was also involved in the
1918 Sarah graduated from
College. She was director of religious education at the United Church
of Christ at Marshall, Illinois, and was also a field speaker for the
Temperance League of Illinois, as was her husband.
These papers were transferred to the Archives by Anna Mae Baker, a
niece to Louis L. Miller, in 1991. Updated by Dennis Stoesz, December
Box 1 (Large)
Brief biography of Louis L. and Sarah Byler
Bulk of material consists of manuscripts of
Miller, including "Yesteryear Memories," "The New Minister," and
"Series of Sermons." The manuscript by Miller entitled "America's Most
Peculiar People," which focuses on the Amish is in the hands of John A.
Box 2 (Large)
Correspondence from Louis L. Miller, 1922-50s,
concerning his involvement in the temperance movement. Also letters
against pinball machines and gambling. Letters also reflect his
pastorship at Wadsworth, Ohio, 1922, his pastorship in Bloomington,
Box 3 (Large)
Manuscripts of Louis L. Miller, including
Memories," (1977), and "The Swirl" (never published). Also includes a
briefcase and some miscellaneous materials.
Box 4 (Large)
Mostly manuscripts of Louis L. Miller, including
Swirl." Also includes sermons and correspondence.
February 9, 2004 / Posted on web by Rebecca Allen
October 4, 2003 / Updated by Helen Hostetler
Mennonite Church USA Archives-Goshen, 1700 S
Goshen, Indiana 46526