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Biography of John William Moser

John William Moser has been a figure in the commercial life of Meriden, Kansas, for over thirty years. Besides his large mercantile enterprise and the ownership of considerable property Mr. Moser is active in various public and semi-public movements and enterprises of Jefferson County. He was born March 3, 1857, in Georgia Township, Fayette County, Pennsylvania, in which state his ancestors, the Mosers, have lived since Colonial times, locating there from Germany. His great-grandfather, Abraham Moser, was born in Pennsylvania in 1767 and spent his last years in Georgia Township of Fayette County, where he belonged with the pioneer stock. His wife, Catherins, was born in 1774. The grandfather, John Moser, was born, in Georgia Township of Fayette County in 1809, spent his life as a farmer and died in the same locality in 1888, at the age of seventy-nine. He married Amy Sterling, who was born in German Township of Fayette County and spent her last years in Georgia Township. Her father, John Sterling, was born in England and was of straight English descent for generations. The Sterlings have been prominent both in England and America. John Sterling was a farmer in Fayette County, Pennsylvania, and died in German Township. Abraham Moser, father of John W. Moser, was a well known citlzen of Jefferson County, Kansas, for many years. He was born in Georgia Township of Fayette County November 4, 1833, grew up and married in that locality, and in early life became a merchant at Masontown, Fayette County. He came west in 1885 and with his son John W. established the present general mercantile business at Meriden....

Biographical Sketch of William Ross Hunter

Hunter, William Ross; contractor; born, Gillardsport, Pa., Oct. 24, 1869; son of Joseph and Lucinda Dukate Hunter; common school education at Masontown, Pa.; married, Masontown, Pa., Jan. 1, 1902, Haddie May Willard; three children; plastering contractor; has worked at the business for 25 years, served apprenticeship under his father; aim has always been to please customers; member Odd...

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