Esther Young b. 1830

Esther Miller 3rd great grandmother on RootsMagic tree.

Esther Young was probably born in Stark County, Ohio in January of 1830. No info on her parents. She married Peter Miller around 1851 they had their first child William L Miller in August of 1852. Esther had 5 more sons and her 7th child, a daughter: Lillie May Miller. By 1860 the family was living in Bremer County, Iowa. They farmed and the children attended school. In 1880 Esther and Peter were neighbors to their son William and his wife Fiana. In 1885 their neighbors were the Baileys, future in laws, their daughter Lillie would marry the youngest Bailey son, George. Imagine Esther’s day to day life in 1860: infants and toddlers, diapers, clothes, winter coats, laundry, food, baking, toothaches, crops, horses, livestock, snow, summer heat, having a bath; how in the world. There is very little info on Esther. A wedding photo of daughter Lillie is shared on Ancestry, maybe Lillie looked like her mom. Esther died in 1898, about age 68 and is buried at Andrews Cemetery near Waverly.