"The Fred and Tillie Miller Family of Brownsville"
The stories start in 1870, when 3 of our grandparents emigrated from Germany to the U.S. and directly to Brownsville. At that time, Brownsville had about 50 businesses and 1500 inhabitants. Grandpa Miller was a stonemason. He and Frieda Schmidt Miller, later had 10 children, of which Dad was the youngest, and lived in a one bedroom house located where Margaret Moriarity lives today. Amazingly, Grandpa walked to work carrying his tools, to as far away as Caledonia. He probably did this on Monday, stayed there during the week, and walked home on Saturday afternoon. Dad started working with him when he was out of school at 14. Much later, Dad worked on many buildings, etc. in the Caledonia and Eitzen area with his brother Bill. They didn't walk to work though.