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Jacob Moser

Jacob Moser is a citizen who can claim as the place of his nativity the staunch and fair little republic of Switzerland, though he has been a resident of Clayton county since he was a lad of seven years. He is now one of the prosperous farmers and representative citizens of Cass township, where he is the owner of a well improved farm of one hundred and sixty acres, in Sections 17 and 18.

Mr. Moser was born in the canton of Sulothurn, Switzerland, on the 24th of April, 1864, and is one of the nine survivors of the twelve children born to Jacob and Mary (Grimm) Moser, who came with their family to America in the year 1871 and forthwith established their home in Clayton county, where the father became one of the substantial farmers of Mallory township, though he continued for many years to find demand for his skilled work at his trade, that of stone mason. He died at the home of his daughter in Delaware county, Iowa, and his wife continued to reside on the old homestead farm until her death.

Jacob Moser, Jr., the immediate subject of this review, was reared to manhood in Clayton county and is indebted to its public schools for his early educational training. He continued to be associated with the work of his father’s farm until he was eighteen years of age, and for the ensuing nineteen years he carried on independent operations on a farm which he rented. He then purchased his present well improved homestead farm, which he has made one of the model places of Cass township and on which he has not only been successful in his activities as a general agriculturist, but also in the raising of excellent grades of cattle and swine and in the conducting of a specially prosperous dairy department.

He is loyal to all civic responsibilities, has served two terms as school director, is a Republican in his political adherency, and is affiliated with the Modern Brotherhood of America. In 1888 was solemnized the marriage of Mr. Moser to Miss Katherine Hemann, who was born and reared in Germany and who came to the United States in 1883, in company with one of her brothers.

In conclusion is given brief record concerning the children of Mr. and Mrs. Moser: Lizzie is the wife of James B. Fowler, of Bremer county, this state; Caroline is the wife of Sebo Olrich, a farmer of Bremer county; Rosa, Edward, Albert, Clara and Juanita remain at the parental home, and four children died in infancy.

source: History of Clayton County, Iowa; From The Earliest Historical Times Down to the Present; by Realto E. Price, Vol. II; page 285-286
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