from Biography & Historical Record of Ringgold County, Iowa
Lewis Publishing Company of Chicago, 1887, p. 349
Abraham MOSIER, farmer, section 12, Lott's Creek Township, is one of the enterprising and successful pioneers
of Ringgold County. He was born in Holmes County, Ohio, May 22, 1836. His parents were Chris and Ann (WANGER) MOSIER,
were natives of France and reared a family of six children - Christ[ian], Benjamin, Barbara, Ann, Abraham and Isaac.
When he was five years of age his parents removed to the Far West, as it was then called, the Territory of Iowa. They
settled in Lee County, and were among the first settlers of that county. Here, amid the wild surroundings of frontier
life, Mr. MOSIER was reared and educated, in the pioneer schools.
He was married June 17, 1862, to Miss Emma MACKEY [or MACKLE], a native of Washington County, Ohio. In 1863 he came to Ringgold
County and settled in Riley Township on eighty acres of wild land, which he still owns. He has since added to the
original purchase until he now owns 300 acres. He has a good two-story residence, erected in 1882, modern style and
well furnished, an orchard consisting of three and a half acres, and a large native grove of maples. His farm is well
watered and well adapted to grazing. He usually keeps about fifty head of cattle, besides horses and swine.
Mrs. MOSIER died March 19, 1881, leaving five children - John, Tilla Belle, Janey, Nellie and Lillie.
Mr. MOSIER is
considered one of the leading men of his township. He is a member of the United Brethern in Christ church, and
politically is a Greenbacker. Postoffice, Caledonia.
NOTE: Abraham MOSIER died
at the home of his daughter Mrs. Ed DUGAN, Mount Ayr, Iowa, on March 26, 1925. Emma A. (MACKEY) MOSIER was born
on March 19, 1881, and died March 19, 1881. Abraham and Emma were interred at Oakland (a.k.a. Saltzman0 Cemetery, Grant Township of Ringgold County, Iowa.
Christian MOSIER, Abraham's brother, died at age 77 years on October 1, 1907.
His wife, Barbara, died at age 65 years on September 13, 1903. Christian and Barbara were interred at Oakland (a.k.a. Saltzman) Cemetery,
Ringgold County, Iowa.
Abraham's mother, Annie (WANGER) MOSIER, died at age 82 years on November 4, 1875, and was interred
at Oakland (a.k.a. Saltzman) Cemetery, Ringgold County, Iowa.
Biography & Historical Record of Ringgold County, Iowa, p. 349, 1887.
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Transcription and note by Sharon R. Becker, March of 2009
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