Shaker Historical Society


    Clymena Miner

    On this day Clymena Miner was born in Painesville, Ohio, in 1832. She joined the Shakers here at North Union in 1838. 
    She had a beautiful voice and was said to “sing with spirit and understanding”. Sister Clymena was an “unusually pleasant person… well informed and an excellent conversationalist.”

    She rose to be Eldress of North Union and was the community's last. Like those few elderly Shakers still here in 1889, she left with them for other Shaker communities - ultimately ending up at Union Village, where she died May 19, 1916 aged 83.
    ~Celebrating 70 Years of the Shaker Historical Society



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