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Maize, Henry   (signed  "H M")  New Berlin

Mause, F.E. – unknown – Mausdale, Montour Co, Pa. – identified by Gluckman.
McDaniels – unknown – Mifflin Co., Pa. – identified by Gluckman.

Miller, S ( Samuel or Simon)

Miller, S Gun #1 Signed

Miller, S  Gun# 2 Signed                 (Courtesy Morphy's Auction)

Gun #3 Miller, S                             (Courtesy of Affiliated Auction)

Miller, William G. – b. 1809 in Lancaster Co. d. 1882 in Danville, Montour Co. – Danville – Possibly worked in Baum’s Shop.
William G. Miller
Born: abt. 1809, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
Died: 1882, Danville, Montour County, Pennsylvania

Kauffman identified William Miller as a gunsmith in Danville, Montour County, circa 1861.  

William Miller was the son of gunsmith George Miller.  William learned the gunsmith trade from his father and inherited the shop and business and followed the occupation for the whole of his life.  

William Miller married Martha Walker daughter of Robert Walker.  Martha Walker was born in County Derry, Ireland.  Children were Sarah E., Robert C., William H., Joseph W., Elias Schwartz, Mary Jane, Luther, James S., Maria B., Martha A., Isabella B., and Emma.

1850 Federal Census, Pennsylvania, Montour County, Borough of Danville, p. 325.
William G. Miller, age 39, occupation “Gunsmith”, born PA; Martha, age 34; Sarah, age 15; Robert G., age 14; Wm. H., age 12; Joseph, age 10; Len M., age 8; Elias S., age 6; Mary J., age 3; James Guyer, age 18, occupation “Gunsmith”.  

1860 Federal Census, Pennsylvania, Montour County, Danville, N. Ward, p. 176.
William Miller, age 49, occupation “Gunsmith”, born PA; Martha, age 44; William, age 21; Elias, age 16; Mary, age 13; James, age 9; Maria, age 7; Alice, age 4; Emma, age 2.

1880 Federal Census, Pennsylvania, Montour County, Mahoning Township, District 193.
William G. Miller, age 70, occupation “Gun Smith”, b.PA; Martha, age 64; Swartz, age 35, “Son”; Henry Lammers, age 26, “Son in Law”, Alice M. Lammers, age 24, “Daughter”; Eva S. Lammers, age 9 months.      
                                                                                    History provided by Mark Loudenslager

Miller, William G. Gun #1

Miller, William G. Gun #2

Miller, William G  Gun #3

Morr, Adam – ca. 1840 – Millheim Boro, Centre Co., Pa. – He was a fine craftsman and several rifles are known by Morr which show all of the characteristics of a Snyder Co. Rifle.  He signed his work “A. * Morr” and he worked in both the flint and percussion.  Morr died in Millheim in1880 at the age of 87.  He had lived there for 70 years.  It is quite probable that he learned the trade in old Union Co. before moving to Centre Co., and because his guns are clearly in the Snyder County style, he is included in this list.  Mark Laudenslager identifies a Morr (first name unknown) as having worked in Freeburg.  Adam Morr was an executor of the estate of the gunsmith Jacob Albright when he died in 1840.

Morr, Adam   Gun #1

Morr, Adam  Gun #2                                        ( Courtesy of Morphy's Auction)

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