|Joanna RUMP Miller|
|Lizzie RUMP Miller|
|Leroy and Lizzie RUMP Miller.|
|Children of Leroy and Lizzie Miller |
listed in the family Bible.
The following story was related by Nellie Grant Miller Sublett in the 1960's.
I have wished many times that in my wonderful talks with Grandmother [Sophie Hendricks Rump] I had asked her more about the trip and time spent on the ocean. This much I do remember in the talks we had – they left their native Germany with sad hearts but with high hopes and dreams of America.They were on the ocean many weeks and witnessed storms and sea sickness. They settled in the state of New York and Grandfather began work as a carpenter. The first year after they arrived another daughter was born. They named her Elizabeth [born 1859]. Then Grandfather grew restless and they began making plans to journey further south. But before they could start, little Elizabeth became suddenly ill and when they left [New York] they left behind a baby’s newly made grave.Traveling farther south each year they finally reached Alabama. When Joanna was about seventeen years of age [born 2-16-1860] they reached Big Cove and lived there several years. In the mean time they had been blessed with five more children; Johnny who died when he was fourteen, Otto died when he was eight, little Sophie died at the age of six, Annie Elizabeth [born 1872] who later became our stepmother was next to the youngest of the children, William Thomas being the youngest and at the time of this writing [1960’s] is living in Birmingham [Alabama] at the age of eighty years.
|Lizzie and Joanna Rump.|