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Miller Chapel, Johnsburg, IL
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member nneuman
N 42° 24.078 W 088° 13.425
16T E 399290 N 4695058
Quick Description: Miller Chapel, Johnsburg IL
Location: Illinois, United States
Date Posted: 5/20/2012 6:02:38 AM
Waymark Code: WMEF38
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member lumbricus
Views: 1

Long Description:
The Miller Chapel, Johnsburg IL is over 100 years and kept in wonderful condition by the Miller family. It occupies the corner of the farm fields on the intersection of Johnsburg/Wilmot Rd and Ringwood Rd in Johnsburg IL. This is just a beautiful spot and worth a visit. The chapel is unlocked, which is unusual today! The interior is freshly painted, blue and white.

The following is copied from the McHenry Co Historical Society,
"In 1863, Peter Miller (Muller) died leaving his wife, Mary, to raise their 6 children alone. Facing the hardships of raising her family, she toiled in the field with her eldest children. Family oral traditions tell that she knelt down in the field one day and asked the Blessed Mother to help raise her children and keep her family together. As a symbol of her appreciation, she promised to build a chapel. Mary’s son John built this tiny Catholic chapel on the corner of the Miller farm to fulfill that promise.

The interior has a simple pew, a few benches, religious statues and an altar. The chapel stands as it was originally built with no electricity or running water, a testament to the strengths of the early settlers. Today's family members hold a traditional German mass in the chapel as part of their yearly Miller family reunion."
Date the Church was built, dedicated or cornerstone laid: 6/1/1878

Age of Church building determined by?: Cornerstone or plaque

If denomination of Church is not part of the name, please provide it here: Catholic

Street address of Church:
Johnsburg Rd and Ringwood Rd
Johnsburg, IL USA

If Church is open to the public, please indicate hours: Not listed

If Church holds a weekly worship service and "all are welcome", please give the day of the week: Not listed

Indicate the time that the primary worship service is held. List only one: Not Listed

Primary website for Church or Historic Church Building: Not listed

Secondary Website for Church or Historic Church Building: Not listed

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