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Leonard John Frederich Charles Mueller

Leo Miller Also Known as Charles L. Miller

Born- January 4, 1891

Phillips County, Kansas

Baptized - January 25,1891

Confirmed - April 16, 1905

Emmanuel Lutheran Church

Stuttgart, Phillips County, Kansas

Veteran World War 1

Married - May 19,1920

Died - April 4,1952

Phillipsburg, Phillips County, Kansas

Buried - Emmanuel Lutheran Cemetery

Phillips County, Kansas


Leonard & Ida (Smith) Muller


Leo & Ida Mueller





Leonard John Frederick Charles Miller, son of Michael and Katherina Miller was born on a farm east of Stuttgart, January 4, 1891. He was consecrated and baptized in Emmanuel Lutheran church, Stuttgart, January 25, 1891.

He received his early religious training in his parental home and church school of the community and on April 16, 1905, he was confirmed in the Lutheran faith in the Emmanuel Lutheran church near Stuttgart. He was a member of this church all of his life.

On May 19, 1920, he was united in marriage to Ida D. Smith. To this union one son was born. The farm home that had been homestead by his father became his farm home.

Up until 1951, Mr. Miller enjoyed good health. In July, he entered Concordia hospital for medical treatment and it was discovered that he was a cancer victim. After some time his condition improved and he was permitted to go home.

He was able to get around for some time, but by September his condition became worse again. He spent from September 27 to November 3 in the Norton county hospital and he again regained considerable strength and was again permitted to go home.

In order to make it easier for him to get medical attention when necessary, Mr. and Mrs. Miller moved to Phillipsburg for the winter month.

Spring had hardly arrived when he moved back to the farm where he passed away April 15 at the age of 61 years 3 months and 11 days. He is survived by his wife, Ida and his son, Virgil and wife, Ruth Ann of Stuttgart, two brothers, Ed of Logan and Mike of Stuttgart; 5 sisters, Mrs. Margaret Merklein, Phillipsburg; Mrs. Anna Vogel, Stuttgart; Mrs. Barbara Dettmer, Kensington; Mrs. Frieda Miller, Phillipsburg; and Mrs. Clara Bertholf, Fort Collins, Colorado, and many other friends and relatives. Two brothers, John and George preceded him in death.

Leonard served his county in the armed forces for a period of 2 years during World War I. He was a good neighbor and was well thought of in his community.

Funeral services were conducted at Emmanuel Lutheran church in Stuttgart on April 17 at 2:00 p. m. with Pastor Herbert J. Schauer officiating. Interment was made in the church cemetery. Pallbearers were Vernon Vogel, Carl Merklein, Mike Miller, August Miller, Wilbur Dettmer and Ed Merklein. Miles Funeral Home were in charge of the arrangements.




Wife - Ida D. (Smith) Mueller

Born - March 1896

Freedom Township, Phillips County, Kansas

Died - August 9,1955

Phillips County, Kansas

Buried - Emmanuel Lutheran Cemetery

Stuttgart, Phillips County, Kansas

Father - James J. Smith

Born - March 1871 - Ohio

Mother - Irene M. Smith

Born - September 1873 - Vermont



Son - Virgil Eugene Mueller

Born - 1924 - Kansas

Baptized - 1931

Emmanuel Lutheran Church

Stuttgart, Phillips County, Kansas

Wife - Ruth Ann Mueller



Father - Johann Michael Mueller

Mother - Anna Katharina (Fink) Mueller


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