Honorable John Faber Miller

John Faber Miller was the second child of Caroline and William Miller of the Roberts--Miller Farm.

1865: Born on February 18 at Welson, Abington Township, Montgomery County, PA.

Received early public schools of Abington, and at both the Friends' school in Gwynedd and Philadelphia

1883: Graduated from the Friends' Central School in Philadelphia as a valedictorian

Studied law in James H. Little, Esq.’s offices of the Philadelphia bar

1886: Graduated from the University of Pennsylvania's Law School; admitted to the bars of Philadelphia and Montgomery County

Associated himself with Charles Hunsicker, one of the leading attorneys in Norristown

1905: Co-partnership with Samuel H. High of Jenkintown under firm name “Miller and High” in Norristown; the partnership was dissolved in 1914.

1889: Married to Emma Bush Yeakel on November 20; resided in in Springfield Township where he was solicitor of the township, as well as Montgomery County, for several years.

His father in-law Daniel Yeakel built identical Queen Anne Victorian homes for themselves.

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Atlas of the North Penn Section of Montgomery County, Pa., 1916, Plate 20; A. H. Mueller, Publisher

He was a chairman of the Republican Executive Committee of Montgomery County, a bank director, and held a number of other positions of trust

1914: Appointed by the governor judge of Montgomery County courts

Was a member of many organizations:

  • Gwynedd Monthly Meeting of the Society of Friends

  • Master of Chestnut Hill Lodge, No. 81

  • Free and Accepted Masons

  • Plymouth and Whitmarsh Country Clubs

  • Lawyers’ Club

  • Manufacturer’s Club

  • Montgomery County Bar Association

  • Historical Society of Pennsylvania and Montgomery County

  • Sons of the Revolution

After his mother's death, he held procession of the Roberts--Miller Farm where his parents resided, but he didn't live at the house.

With his wife Emma, they had 2 children: Daniel Yeakel (1890) and Caroline Roberts (1894).

Friends' Intelligencer's Ad 1899


Arndt, John Stover. The Story of the Arndts: The Life, Antecedents and Descendants of Bernhard Arndt who Emigrated to Pennsylvania in the Year 1731. (Philadelphia, Christopher Sower Company, 1922), 393-394.

"Distance Calculator." DaftLogic. Accessed April 5, 2020. https://www.daftlogic.com/projects-google-maps-distance-calculator.htm.

Friends' Intelligencer, Volume 56. (Philadelphia: Friends' Intelligencer Association, 1899), 100.

"History of High Swartz." High Swartz Attorneys at Law. Accessed April 5, 2020. https://highswartz.com/about-us/.

Mueller, A.H. Atlas of the North Penn Section of Montgomery County, Pa., Plate 20, 1916.

Zwicker, Charles G. and Edward C. Zwicker. Springfield Township, Montgomery County. (Charleston: Arcadia Publishing, 2002), 54.

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