Louise Maria Meyer Cohagen Miller (1846-1930)
(Mrs. August H. Miller)
This September 7, 1916, Lowell Tribune article was found on page 4, column 5:
Miss Emma Miller, who has been visiting her mother, Mrs. Louise Miller, and other relatives here for some time left for her home in Riverside, Calif., Monday evening. Her sister, Miss Ella, accompanied her as far as Chicago.
This November 30, 1916, Lowell Tribune article was found on page 8, column 5:
Mrs. J. Hansen returned to her home in Chicago Tuesday evening after a five weeks visit at the home of Mrs. Louise Miller and other relatives here.
This March 29, 1917, Lowell Tribune article was found on page 4, column 3:
Miss Sena Sunderman, of Spokane, Wash., and Mrs. A.F. Seaburg of Chicago, came Friday for a visit with their aunt, Mrs. Louise Miller, and other relatives here.
This July 12, 1917, Lowell Tribune article was found on page 1, column 2:
Mrs. Robert J. Miller has returned to her home in Odebolt, Iowa, after a visit here with her mother, Mrs. Louise Miller, and other relatives. Her sister, Miss Ella Miller, accompanied her as far as Chicago.
A copy of this obituary from the Spaulding Scrapbook can be found in the Local History Files at the Lowell Public Library, Lowell, Indiana (LH -- Vital Statistics, vol. 4, page 79):
Louise Meyer, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Herman Meyer, was born in Germany, May 5, 1846. At the age of 16 she, with her people, came to Chicago. About three years later she was united in marriage to Carl Cohagen. To this union a daughter was born. When the baby was 8 months old, she with her father passed away after a very brief illness.
In 1866 Mrs. Cohagen was united in marriage to August Miller, who preceded her in death, December 3, 1903. All of their married life was spent on their farm in West Creek township. To this union nine children were born, all of whom survive her. Four sons: Fred Miller, of Glendora, California; August and George Miller, of Lowell, and Albert Miller, of Onaka, South Dakota; five daughters, Mrs. F.S. Hayden, of Azusa, California; Mrs. L.B. Harrington, of Chino, California; Miss Emma C. Miller, Los Angeles, California; Mrs. John Lindemer, of Lowell, and Mrs. R.J. Miller, Odebolt, Iowa. There are fifteen grand children and nine great grand children; one aged brother, Henry Meyer, of Odebolt, Iowa and several nieces and nephews.
At an early age she united with the Methodist Episcopal church and lived an earnest christian life, spending it in the happiness and comfort of the family and friends.
Mrs. Miller left Lowell in 1920 for California, where she spent the last ten years of her life with her daughter, Mrs. L.B. Harrington, in whose home she passed away on Monday, May 19, 1930, after two years of failing health.
Private funeral services, conducted by Rev. H. Branton, of the Chino Methodist church, were held Wednesday, May 21 at 4 p.m., at the Todd and Reeves mortuary, Pomona, California. The next morning the body, accompanied by her son, Fred and wife, was shipped to Lowell to rest beside her husband in the West Creek cemetery.
Funeral services were held in the M.E. church, Lowell, Monday, at 2 p.m. in charge of Sheets and Son; Rev. C.A. Brown of Hobart, and Rev. H.L. McBride officiating. Mrs. George Foster sang two songs, accompanied by Mrs. R.C. McCarty.