After almost 35 years of editing The Historian–which was first published in 1989 (see Beginnings here)–David I. Miller has asked the Executive Committee to step down as the founding editor following the upcoming April issue. If you appreciate his contribution over these three decades, let him know! (I am writing this without his knowledge.) He celebrates his 90th birthday on March 30, and he and Erma (my mom) celebrate their 69th wedding anniversary on March 28. He has agreed to write a farewell column for the April issue, and I’m sure he will continue to contribute articles and research to the bulletin. And don’t worry–two excellent editors have agreed to continue the legacy of The Historian, beginning with the July 2023 issue. For now, though, you can see the newly published January 2023 issue by clicking HERE [pdf].
David I. Miller talking with his granddaughter Carrie Beitzel (daughter of Kenneth & Jenny Miller), who is holding little Simon— his older brother is Lewis, the namesake of his immigrant ancestor. Carrie’s husband is Andrew Beitzel, the son of Titus and Beth Beitzel and the grandson of Wilbur and Annie Beitzel. Wilbur is the son of Daniel and Anna Beitzel, whose father was Lewis Ludwig Beitzel, who immigrated from Germany in 1859 and lived on the Joel B. Miller farm in Grantsville, Md., (pictured in the banner photo above). This photo is from the David & Erma (Bender) Miller Christmas gathering on December 29, 2022 at Rosedale Bible College. David had a knee replacement a few weeks before and so was using a walker.