DR. JOHN P. MILLER has for four years been actively engaged in the practice of his profession in Valmeyer, and in that time has built up a representative practice and a creditable reputation which bids fair to increase in its scope with the passing of the years.
Born in Harrisonville, Illinois, on May 12, 1879, John P. Miller is the son of P. G. Miller, a native of St. Louis county, Missouri, born there on June 15, 1849. The latter came to Monroe county thirty-five years ago and settled in Harrisonville, where for a number of years he conducted a ferry over the Mississippi river. Later he engaged in the liquor business, in which he is still prominent in Harrisonville. He married Catherine Ehlen, of Germany, and of the children born to Mr. and Mrs. Miller six are living. Dr. Miller is their fourth child. Mr. Miller is Democrat in his political faith, and he and his wife live at Harrisonville.
Dr. Miller received his early schooling in the public schools and on completing the course prescribed by the common schools of his town he entered the Normal University at Normal, Illinois. He followed that course of training with four years of practical work as a school teacher, and then entered St. Louis University as a student in the medical department. Later he entered the Baltimore Medical College, where he finished a complete course, and in 1906 was graduated from that institution with the degree of M. D. His first field of practice was at Chalfin Bridge, where he labored for one jear, then removed to Valmeyer, which has since been the center of his operations in his professional capacity. He has been successful in establishing a flourishing practice, which is in a state of constant growth, and his reputation among the medical fraternity in his section of the state is of a particularly high order. Dr. Miller is a member of the State Medical Association and the County Medical Association, being active in both organizations, and is local surgeon for the St. L. I. M. & S. Railroad and the St. L. & S. W. Railroad companies. He is also a member of the Masonic order and of the Modern Woodmen of America. In his political allegiance he shares in the views of the Democratic party, and is active in its interests.
In 1906 Dr. Miller married Miss Cecil A. Stoey, of Pittsburg, Pennsylvania. No children have been born to their union.