Elisabeth Miller (née Pauly)
Elisabeth Pauly Miller is the grandmother of David J. Miller, one of the founders of the American Historical Society of Germans from Russia (AHSGR) and a great grandmother of Lydia Miller Ruyle. This photo was taken in Norka prior to World War II and was the inspiration for Lydia Ruyle's lithograph titled Babushka which was sold as fund raiser for AHSGR in the early 1980's. Lydia vividly remembers attending prayer meetings as a young girl and listening to the older women, heads wrapped in babushkas, singing their favorite hymns with all their hearts and souls.
Posted with the permission of Lydia Miller Ruyle.
Last updated March 12, 2016.