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Mattis "Matthäus" Müller

Born - December 12, 1838

Kaltenbuch, Bayern, Germany

Married - November 12, 1871

Pawnee City, Pawnee County, Nebraska



On August 17, 1906, Matthäus Müller came to Johnson, Nebraska from Phillips County, Kansas to visit old friends.  He has been gone from Johnson for about seven years and was very glad to be back.  He went to Auburn on Monday.


On January 28, 1907, Matthäus Müller who resides three miles north of Stuttgart was killed Monday afternoon as he was returning home from Stuttgart where he had been doing some trading.  He drove one horse hitched to a cart and is thought that the real cause of his death was by being kicked by by the horse, after which he was dragged for several miles.  Coroner E.A. Nelson, was called to the home Northeast of Stuttgart Monday night where he held an inquest.


Matthäus Miller was about seventy years old and had been a resident of Phillips County for the past seven years.  He leaves a wife and seven children to mourn his death.  The funeral will be held today at 10 o'clock and the remains laid to rest in the Stuttgart Cemetery.


A telegram came Monday to Johnson that Matthäus Müller had died that evening at his home near Stuttgart, Kansas.   Paul Eltiste and Mike Feistner left Tuesday morning to attend funeral.


Family Legend is that Matthäus Müller was murdered in a robbery that took place as he was returning home after selling livestock.  Some years later it was reported that a man confessed on his death bed to the slaying of Matthäus Müller.  An Article was printed in a newspaper according to legend but a copy of has not be found.


There is a conflict as to the correct spelling of the name  Matthäus or Mattias.  The spelling of Miller was originally Muller in Germany


Immigration Information

Port of Departure - Bremen, Germany

Ship Name - Hermann

Arrived USA - October 30, 1871

Port of Arrival - New York


Died - January 28, 1907

Phillips County, Kansas

Buried - January 31, 1907

Emmanuel Lutheran Cemetery

Stuttgart, Phillips County, Kansas




Wife - Maria Margarete (Eltiste) Müller

Margaret Miller

Born - August 14, 1852

Burgsalach, Bavaria, Germany

Died - September 26, 1921

Auburn, Nemaha County, Nebraska

Buried - September 29, 1921

Sheridan Cemetery - Auburn

Nemaha County, Nebraska



Daughter - Anna Marie (Müller) Weigel

Born - January 1, 1874


Son - August Müller

Born - April 29, 1877


Daughter - Christinia (Müller) Wallenberg

Born - July 11, 1879


Daughter - Emma (Müller) Ross

Born - August 3, 1882


Baby - Müller

Born - 1884- Nemaha County, Nebraska

Died - 1884 - Nemaha County, Nebraska

Buried - Saint Paul's Lutheran Church Cemetery

(Hickory Grove)

Nemaha County, Nebraska


Daughter - Margaret (Müller) Jones

Born - January 1885


Daughter - Minnie Sophia  (Müller) Preston

Born- November 10, 1886


Daughter - Tilde "Matilida" (Müller) Mook

Born - 1887



Father - Michael Müller

Mother - Margaret Müller





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