Native to the Miller-Crigler Ancestral Home
Jerry's mother's family were Millers and Criglers from Western Virginia before it split into Virginia and West Virginia. They have a very interesting German heritage that goes back to the early 1700's
The Miller-Crigler Family
Jerry's mother's family were Millers and Criglers from Virginia. They have a very interesting German backgound that goes back to the early 1700's, so Jerry's family has been here almost as long as mine. His grandmother was a Crigler and through some of Jerry's family and others, I see that the first Crigler probably arrived early in the 1700's. His name was Jacob Crigler. Jacob was an emigrant from Silesia, Germany to Germanna, Spotsylvania Co., Virginia in 1717 with the Germanna Colony II. You can go to a site on the Internet dedicated to the Germanna settlers at www.germanna.org .
The photo below is the Social Security application that Robert Miller signed on November 24, 1936. It was typed up for him and he didn't notice that his mother's maiden name, Slough was mis-typed as Slauer. Unfortunately, misspelling is a common occurrence and the enemy of all genealogists. Anyone using this spelling would look a long time and never find this ancestor.
Social Security Application of Robert Lee Miller
Gladys Crigler Miller