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Hist. Mss. 4-10
Ernest E. Miller, 1893-1975
Photographs, 1910-63 (Also some late 19th century family photos)
4 Boxes (3 Gray,  & 1 Folder, Oversize in mapcase)

Historical Sketch

    Ernest. E. Miller (1893-1975) was the son of D.D. Miller (1865-1955).   He was ordained to the ministry at Forks Mennonite by Bishop J.S. Shoemaker on December 9, 1917.  He married Olive Ruth Blosser (1893-1977).

Box 1 (Gray)

1/1    Photograph Album, circa 1910-20.  Includes many of Goshen College (graduated 1917), but also family, friends, church, community and teaching days.  For example, Miller taught at Plainview, Texas, 1911-12, and in LaGrange County, Indiana, ca. 1912-18.

1/2    India, circa 1920-36
1/3    Goshen College, 1951

1/4    Ernest E. Miller Portrait, ca. 1950s
1/5    Trip to India, early 1960s?

1/6    Trip to Japan, early 1960s?
1/7    Photocopies of oversize photos – originals in Box 4, Folder 1 in Mapcase

Box 2 (Gray)

2/1    Japan and China Visit for MCC

2/2    Aisa items

2/3    India Jubliee items –  Parade representing 11 churches at Champa, and 2 of Jagdeeshpur local celebrations.

2/4    India – Passport pictures, 2 fruit, Nehru, Gandhi, and Magazine clipping of “Princes of India World’s Richest Group”.

2/5    Dalai Lama Visit at Woodstock in 1963, “Very Special”, invitation for Dr. & Mrs. Miller, album page of pictures, an autographed photo of T. Kagawa.

2/6    Ernest & Ruth (Blosser) Miller’s family pictures among which are a family group of Ernest parental family, D.D. Millers; Ruth’s mother, Ellen (Mrs. Noah) Blosser; school, wedding, and children’s pictures.  Also P. J. Malagar & wife Satiyawati, and family.  Ernest married them about 1947.

2/7    Ernest Miller photos – Snapshot of Ruth & Ernest, Ernest as principal at Scott High School in Shipshewana, IN.

2/8    European Mcc trip with Ed G. Kauffman 1946 or 47.  Nine slides

2/9    Woodstock Years as Principal.  Two photos in cardboard frames.

2/10    Dhamtari (Mennonite Mission), India Service. Group photo of teachers, c 1930; students; and building.

2/11    Orientation School Material (May be several in this category but most are from other places – need to be reorganized. tlm)

2/12    Slides.  Eight from Japan Mennonite Mission; five from MCC tour to Europe, c1946-47; thirty-seven from Mennonite World Conference in  Goshen & Newton, 1948;  and twenty-three from Goshen College buildings, c1950.

2/13    Misc. Pictures.  Includes Church under the trees in India, Bro. Kaufman is preaching; A group of school boys in India; Racheed Sultan Yassemi, Kermanchah, Persia, 2/20/1920; Bible Conference, Little Eden, 1948; several unidentified family photos, and two of baseball teams.

Box 3 (Gray)

3/1    Photo album of MCC term of Relief Work in Turkey 1917-1920
3/2    Mennonite World conference, 1948

Box 4 (Oversize) (Found in Mapcase)

4/1    Photographs, 1920-51.  Three from India, c1920-36; one from Goshen College, 1951.


December 21, 2005 / Posted on web
February 13, 27, 2004 / Listed by Thelma L. Martin
9/19/1994 Box 1 & 4 listed by Dennis Stoesz
File: “HM4-010.doc”
Mennonite Church USA Archives-Goshen, 1700 S. Main St., Goshen, Indiana 46526



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