The Hancock-Henderson Quill, Inc.

Meet Your Neighbor

Meet your neighbor Harry Miller who lives in La Harpe.He was born in Cumberland, MD, the son of Ernest and Susan Speelman Miller.

His father Ernest Miller was born in Sutter and moved back east looking for work. In West Virginia he met and married Susan Speelman in 1922. Together, the couple had a family of eight, one of whom was Harry Miller. Of the eight Miller siblings only Harry and three others are still alive.

The Miller family moved to Keokuk, IA in 1942 where Harry met and married June Eckland in February of 1963.

June and Harry have 4 children; two sons, Marvin who lives in La Harpe and Don who lives in London Mills, IA. The two Miller daughters are Rhonda of Hamilton who is married to Bill Hellenthal and Julie of Sedalia MO. The Millers have 16 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

Harry retired from Yetter Manufacturing, in Colchester, from a position as purchasing manager.

Harry was ordained a non-denominational minister in November 1968.

Since then, Harry has served in several churches in IA, IL and MO as pastor, but more recently, he has been a substitute minister helping out at local churches.

June Miller works at antique outlets in Roseville and Hamilton. Both Harry and June enjoy antiquing.

Harry also enjoys working in his wood shop.

Most recently Harry, who serves as a board member for the Hancock County Historical Society, has recently spent time researching all the Lincoln family members who are associated with Hancock County.

In addition, Harry works one day a week at the Hancock County Historical Society Library in Carthage where he enjoys helping visitors find their ancestors.