MARIE LENA BUCHHOLTZ/BUCHHOLTZ
Marie Lena Buchholtz (Johann Christian Jochim Buchholtz, (Martin) Johann Wilhelm Buchholz, Martin Jochim Heinrich Buchholtz, Franz Christian Buchholtz) was born 22 January 1895 in Circle Hill, Newton Township, Miami County, Ohio. She died 16 November 1987 in Covington Care Center, Covington, Miami County, Ohio and was buried in Highland Cemetery, Covington, Miami County, Ohio.
Marie married Clifford Harrison Miller on 19 June 1915 in St. John's Lutheran Church, Covington, Miami County, Ohio by Pastor H. A. Brandt. Clifford was born 3 March 1889 in Covington, Miami County, Ohio. He died 28 March 1970.
The witnesses to Marie and Clifford's marriage were Ella and Mildred Buchholtz. At the time of their marriage Marie lived in Covington, Ohio and Clifford lived in Bradford, Ohio.
Marie and Clifford had the following children:
1. Richard Lee Miller born 29 May 1916 and died 6 September 2000.
2. Clifford Jr. Miller
3. Jack Donald Miller was born 11 January 1922 and died 17 August 1939,
4. Rose Ann Miller
Marie worked at the Covington Tobacco Warehouse while her husband, Clifford, ran his bakery. Marie was a member of the Covington Church of the Brethren and the Senior Citizens group of Covington, Ohio.
Clifford worked for the Leland Electric Company, on Webster Street, Dayton, Ohio. Clifford owned and operated a bakery that was in the back part of their home in Covington, Ohio. He learned the bakery trade in Gettysburg, Ohio.
1. Richard Lee Miller was born 29 May 1916 in Newberry Township, Miami County, Ohio. He died 6 September 2000 in Wayne Township, Darke County, Ohio and was buried 11 September 2000 in St. Valbert's Cemetery, Versailles, Ohio.
Richard married Margaret Baltes "Dude" on 17 June 1939.
Richard and Margaret had the following children:
a. Janet Lee Miller
b. Richard Lee Jr. Miller
c. Judy Marie Miller
d. Julie Miller
e. David Miller
Richard attended Covington High School in Covington, Ohio. While young, he was a Mascot for Company M at Camp Perry, Ohio. Richard joined the Army before WWII and served from 1934 to 1937 at Fort Thomas, Kentucky and had six years in the National Guard at Covington, Ohio. During WWII Richard was drafted back into the Army and served in the Quartermaster Division of the 28th Infantry United States Army during WWII. He also served as Bugler in his division and the organizer for the Drum and Bugle Corps and also of the Divisions Band. Richard's cousin, Harold Beeman, taught him to play the bugle. While in Germany, Richard crossed the Rhine River three times during action in the Eastern Theatre. After his time in the service, he resumed his life and eventually owned and operated his own photography shop in Versailles, Ohio and also worked for Troy Sunshade Company. He was also a United States Postal Carrier in Versailles, Ohio for 27 years.??? He was very good in business. Richard was a member of St. Denis Catholic Church in Versailles, Ohio.
2. Clifford Junior Miller was born on 21 December 1917 in Bradford, Miami County, Ohio. He died on 4 February 2016 at the Piqua Manor Nursing Home, Piqua, Ohio. Clifford is buried in the Highland Cemetery, Covington, Miami County, Ohiio.
Clifford Junior Miller "Junior" married Ruth Hedrick on 14 October in Covington Congregational Christian Church in Covington, Ohio.
Clifford and Ruth had the following children:
a. Baby Boy was born and died 26 July 1943 in Charleston, South Carolina.
b. Donna Lynn Miller
c. Joel Clifford Miller
Junior graduated from Covington High School in Covington, Ohio; the Class of 1935. He loved his family and music, especially playing the trombone. He played the trombone for nearly all of his life. When he first got his trombone, he was so little he couldn't extend the slide all of the way out. Junior served his country during WWII for four years and ten months and played trombone with the 381st A.S.F. Band. He started out being taken to Ft. Thomas for the Induction Camp and then he was taken to Camp Shelby, Mississippi where he went through army training camp. After finishing at Camp Shelby, Junior was chosen to play trombone in the Army Band. He was assigned to Charleston, South Carolina where Sargeant Miller was a member of the Band of Embarkment for years, then he transferred to Utica, New York and continued to play for the 381t A.S.F. Band. He was discharged out of Ft. Knox, Kentucky and arrived home to Covington, Ohio on December 1, 1945.
Junior had continued to play his trombone his entire life. In 2008, Clifford was playing trombone with the Tipp Community Band called ONE MORE TIME. He played with the Crystal Band in Frenchtown, Ohio and had played with them for over twenty-five years. Junior, also, played with the Moonlighters Band, Bob Long Band, Jimmy Baltes at Crystal Ball; and was a member of the American Federation of Musicians; a member of the American Legion A.B. Cole Post #80 of Covington
Junior was exceptionally proud to say he built his family home and was still living in it at the age of 91 years old. Junior loved woodworking and was very creative. He was a very quiet, gentle and thoughtful man.
Junior also worked at the Troy Sunshade Company shop for many years. There he learned to be proficient in operating the equipment; the lathe, bending machine, shear and break. Toward the end of his career at Troy Sunshade Company he had been promoted to the Office - Material Control - analyzing the materials for various products.
3. Jack Donald Miller was born 11 January 1922 in Bradford, Miami County, Ohio. He died 17 August 1939 in Newberry Township, Miami County, Ohio and was buried 19 August 1939 in Highland Cemetery, Covington, Ohio.
JACK MILLER'S NEWSPAPER ARTICLE
LOCAL YOUTH DIES HERE THIS MORNING - August 17, 1939 - Jack Donald Miller, youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. Cliff H. Miller, passed away this morning at 10:45 o'clock following an illness of about two weeks. He was eighteen years of age and had been in frail health most of his life. His quiet unassuming way, his kindly interest in others and his patience in suffering won for him many loyal friends. He was a very popular student of the Covington schools and his school friends with his many other friends are deeply grieved by his passing. Jack was a valued member of the local Church of the Brethren. His survivors include his bereaved parents, two brothers, Richard, of Versailles, Ohio and Junior at home, a little sister, Rose Ann, a sister in law, Mrs. Richard miller of Versailles, Ohio his grandmother, Mrs. S.D. Miller of Bradford, Ohio, his grandfather, Mr. John Bucholtz, who resides in the Miller home and many friends.
SOURCES: Marie Bucholtz Miller's scrapbook, Clifford Jr. Miller, Rose Ann Miller Runyan and Betty Beeman Thompson; Clifford Junior Miller's obituary.