Subject: John Miller
Source: St. Joseph Herald, 18 February 1880, p. 4
Yesterday the earthly remains of John Miller, the young man who died the day previous, were laid away to await the judgment day. At 9:30 the house and yard of the father's residence was crowded full, when the remains were taken to the hearse, and conveyed to St. Patrick's church, where Father James Walsh celebrated requiem mass, after which he delivered a fit and appropriate sermon. He spoke of the patience and kindness of the deceased—of his intelligence and moral worth, and paid an elegant tribute to him as a man and a brother, after which the pall bearers, James H. Koontz, Wm. Piercey, Con. Murray, John Burvenick, M. M. Toohey and Patrick Donahue, bore the casket to the Catholic cemetery near by, where all that was earthly of John Miller was laid to rest. The procession from the residence to the church was one of the largest witnessed in St. Joseph for many a day, it being over four blocks in length. Mr. Miller was educated in Nickolett, Canada, and came to St. Joseph six years ago, since which time he has occupied a position in the offices of the K.C. road, where he was held in the highest esteem. Mr. James Miller, father of the deceased, wishes to return his thanks to the Germany choir who furnished the music yesterday at the funeral of his son, and the many others for their kindness.