The Moskop Family of Prairie du Rocher Illinois
Every community contains a few men of remarkable business ability, men who have risen to enviable success in some branch of trade. They deserve the public gratitude for their contribution to its prosperity no less than they win general admiration for the manner in which they have risen into eminence and won the hard struggle of life. Such a character is Mr. Moskop, the well-known manager of the Nanson Commission Company.
He was born January 28. 1866, in Monroe City. Monroe County, being the son of a prominent farmer. After finishing the parochial and public schools he worked for a time for his father, being employed in operating a threshing machine. In 1895 he took employment in a flour mill at Harrisonville, Illinois. as engineer. Then, in 1900, he became the salesman for Southern Illinois of a Chicago firm that manufactured harvesting implements, a position which he held for three years. Then he removed to Prairie du Rocher. On January 1, 1903 he became connected with the Nanson Commission Company, with which he has been affiliated to this day.
His marriage with Miss Elizabeth Stiegler occurred February 3, 1891. She was the daughter of a well-known farmer of Madonnaville, Illinois; was born September 27, 1868, and lived at home until shortly before her marriage, when she lived with the Austin James family for nine years. She is a member of the Altar Society. Mr. and Mrs. Moskop have four children – Charles P., Armin J., Louise M. and Cecelia M.
The company of which Mr. Moskop is manager has grain elevators in Valmeyer, Mayes, Fults, Renault, Riley Lake, Jones Ridge, Raddle, Jacob, Wolf Lake, Grimsby and Prairie du Rocher. He owns, further, a palatial home on the city limits of the town. He was a member of the school board, on which he has served for nine years, and is an active Republican. His favorite sport is automobiling. He is a devoted member of the Church, and has been industrious in furthering its welfare.