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from a loose clipping, source unknown 19 December 1888

Christiana Miller
Another old settler has gone from earth to Heaven—This is Mother Christiana Miller. She was born in Germany, May 23d, 1799, and died at Sand Lake, Illinois, December 19, 1888; married to P. Jacob Miller, Oct. 14, 1827. They emigrated to America in 1831; came to Buffalo, N. Y., June 2d the same year; remained in Buffalo until the fall of 1835; stayed in Detroit a short time on account of sickness; came to Chicago June 11, 1834, and lived there until Dec. 25th, 1835; then moved to North Hickory Grove in Cook County; lived there until Oct. 9, 1837; moved to Lake county a short distance from Millburn, Lake County; lived there until July 4th, 1843; then moved to Sand Lake, where they lived until their death. To them was born four children- Jacob and Henry Miller, of Sand Lake, and Mrs. R. C. Green, of Waukegan, and Mrs. M. H. Cribb of Lake Villa, all of Lake County, Ills. Mother Miller experienced religion in early life, and united with the Congregational church of Millburn soon after its organization. She was a true Christian, which was fully attested by her daily life; she retained her mind to the last, and died without a struggle, in the full benefit of Christian faith. She went through the hardships and privations of early settlers. She was a very strong constitutional woman, never tiring in doing good to her family and those around her. She was laid away to rest in the Sand Lake cemetery by the side of her husband, who preceded her nearly 15 years. The funeral services were held at the residence of Henry Miller, and was conducted by the Rev. Mr. Miller of Millburn. Subject of the text was Ruth 1, 16. All of her relations in America were at the funeral, but one great grand-child. She has scarcely any relations left; no male member to bear her father's name.
from a loose clipping, source unknown 26 December 1888

In Memoriam.
Bertha Huson Sutherland, nee Shultis, wife of John A. Sutherland and daughter of Mrs. Frank E. Kines, was born April 7, 1869, and departed this life at Waukegan, Ill., on Sunday, December 26, 1888.

Mrs. Sutherland was born at Fox Lake, Lake Co., Illinois, one of the most enjoyable localities of the west, spent her childhood days at "Kines" Summer Resort," where she was well known to all pleasure seekers who visited there and awakened the joy of all who came in contact with her gentle, modest and womanly character.

November 20, 1887, she became the happy bride of John A. Sutherland, with whom she had been acquainted for many years, and who is well known in this city as the gentlemanly clerk in the business house of Messrs. G. R. Lyon & Co. Dispensing with the fashionable wedding trip, with a spirit of industry they at once settled in their new residence on Park Avenue, began to arrange their future home and to form a new circle of friends, which became larger as her acquaintance extended, all of whom appreciated her womanly worth. During her last illness, which lasted about one month, she was a great sufferer, but maintained patience and resignation. She was cared for by those most near and dear, her burning brain being soothed by her fond mother, grand-mother, husband, brothers, sisters, surrounded by an abundant number of friends, doing all in their power to assuage the dread messenger which came as a relief to her sufferings on Sunday evening, leaving, grand-mother, mother, husband, brothers, sisters, and a large circle of friends in this county to mourn the apparently untimely end of one who, but a few days before, was the joy, pride and pleasure of all her acquaintances. After prayer by Rev. Mr. Linebargar, at her house, burial farewells said, tears of sympathizing associates, amidst the floral offerings of her friends, all that was mortal of Bertha was on Dec. 26 borne to the Centennial church at Fox Lake, where Rev. Mr. Davis, who had so shortly before joined them in marriage, conducted the burial services. Her old friends had gathered to take their final leave until the last day. In the death of Mrs. Sutherland, friends have lost a treasure, society a true and promising member. The family fully appreciate what was done for the deceased and for them, by newly made acquaintances and old friends, and feel under a double tie for kindness bestowed.

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