Saturday, October 25, 2014

Peter Moser 1781-1859

Dan's 4th great grandparents, paternal line

Peter Moser
son of S.P. Moser
Born 1781
Died 1859
Married
Anna Barbara Steimuck / Steinbruch
daughter of
Born 27 NOV 1781 
Died 25 JAN 1869

Children:
Jacob Moser 1807-1901 m. Justine Boyer
Samuel Moser 1809-1869 m. Esther Boyer
Margaret  Moser 1811- m. Philip Beyer
Catharina "Ina" 1814- m. Samuel Shirey
Sarah "Sallie" 1818 M. Samuel Snyder
John 1822-1909 m. Margaret Cromley
Susan Moser  1819-1898  m. Gideon Dietrich
George Moser 1824- 1906 m. Lydia Seidel
Henry Moser 1827-1897 M. Annie A.
Fredrick Moser 1830-1904 m. Jane Black




Time Line:

1781 Peter Moser is Born
 The Moser family now well known in the northern portion of Northumberland county is descended from Peter Moser, a native of Berks county, Pa., who in 1838 came to Derry township, then in Northumberland county, but now included in Montour county. He had considerable land and was a lifelong farmer, being succeeded on his home place by his son-in-law, Gideon Dietrich. He was an early live stock dealer, and was a prominent and successful man, being able to give a farm to each of his nine children. He is buried at Washingtonville Church, which he helped to build, being one of the foremost members of the Lutheran congregation there; he served many years in the church council. His children were as follows:
Jacob, Samuel, John, George, Henry, Fred, Mrs. Samuel Shirey, Sallie (wife of Samuel Snyder), Susan (wife of Gideon Dietrich) and Margaret (married Philip Boyer)."  
Excerpt from Genealogical and biographical annals of Northumberland County, Pennsylvania.  Chicago:  J. L. Floyd & Co., 1911.  Source:  http://files.usgwarchives.net/pa/northumberland/bios2/f401423.txt Floyd's Northumberland County Genealogy Pages 401 thru 423

Anna Steinrock is Born
maiden name is given in Historical and biographical annals of Columbia and Montour Counties 

1807 - Son Jacob Moser is born
"Jacob Moser, son of Peter, was born in Berks county, Pa., and went  to Montour county about two years after his father's removal thither. He  followed farming, and also conducted a store at Mooresburg for eleven  years, after which he retired.  He died at Pottsgrove, Northumberland  county, at the age of ninety-three years, and is buried in Oak Grove  cemetery. His wife, Justine (Boyer), daughter of Jacob Boyer, of Berks  county, died at the age of eighty-four years.  They had children as  follows: 
Anna, who married Jeremiah Fix; 
Hettie, who died unmarried;  
Peter, who died at Pottsgrove in 1911; 
Catharine, who married Daniel  Dietrich; 
Sarah, who married Samuel Sanders; 
David, who died in 1861;  
Mary, who married William Sheets and (second) Eli Bickel; 
Jacob B.; and  
John, deceased."  

Excerpt from Floyd's Northumberland County Genealogy.
Source:   http://files.usgwarchives.org/pa/northumberland/bios2/f401423.txt





1809 - Son Samuel Moser is Born
Samuel married Esther Boyer

The Moser family, Mrs. Steinman's people, came to this section from Berks county, where Simon Moser, her father, was born. The great grandparents were Peter and Anna Barbara (Steinrock) Moser. Their son, Samuel Moser, grandfather of Mrs. Steinman, died in 1869, when sixty years old. He located in Valley township, in what is now Montour county, at what in the early days was called Campbelltown Hill, and farmed there until his death. He married Esther Boyer, who died when seventy years old. Her people were always farmers, and on coming to this locality lived first in Valley township, later settling in Derry township. The family of Mr. and Mrs. Moser consisted of seven children, of whom three survive: Levi, a farmer of Derry township, Montour county; Catherine, wife of David Wintersteen, of Valley township; and Daniel, who is in the West

Excerpt from Historical and biographical annals of Columbia and Montour Counties, Pennsylvania, containing a Concise History of the Two Counties and a Genealogical and Biographical Record of Representative Families in Two Volumes, Illustrated.  Chicago:  J.H. Beers & Co., 1915.  Volume 2, pp 681-682. 

1811  Daughter Margaret Moser is born

Margaret Moser married Philip Beyer

1814 - Daughter Catherina Moser Born
Name: Catherina Moser Birth Date: 6 Aug  1814 Event Type: Baptism Baptism Date: 11 Mar 1815 Baptism Place: Amity, Berks, Pennsylvania Father Name: Peter Moser Mother Name: Anna Moser Organization Name: St Paul´s United Church of Christ

Married Samuel Shirey - they remained in Berks County PA.

1817 - Daughter Sarah Moser is Born
St Pauls United Church of Christ, Berks County Pa
Name: Sarah Moser Birth Date: 11 Aug 1817 Event Type: Baptism Baptism Date: 18 Jan 1818 Baptism Place: Amity, Berks, Pennsylvania Father Name: Peter Moser Mother Name: Anna Moser Organization Name: St Paul´s United Church of Christ

Sarah Married Samuel Snyder.  They are the 3rd great grandparents of Dan, you can read more about them here: http://heathersgen.blogspot.com/2014/10/samuel-snyder-1814-1872.html

1819 - Daughter Susan Moser is born

Susan married Gordon P. Dietrich


"GIDEON P. DIETRICH, retired, Washingtonville, is a grandson of Jacob DIETRICH, who came from Germany and settled in Berks County, where he died. His son, John Jacob, was the father of Gideon P., and was born in Greenwich Township, Berks County, where he died at the age of eighty-four years. His widow, nee Christian PFEIFFER, survived him several years. They had eleven children--eight sons and three daughters--of whom three are deceased. The living are Samuel P., in Berks County on his father's farm; Solomon, a miller in Albany Township; Moses, in Greenwich Township; Charles, in Albany Township; Polly, wife of Charles GREENWALT, of Greenwich Township; Sallie, wife of Peter KLINE, of Reading; Caroline, wife of Peter KRAUSE, of Greenwich Township, all in Berks County, and Gideon P. The last named was born in Berks County, April 22, 1815; lived with his father until he was twenty-three years of age. He learned the trade of milling which he followed seventeen years, fourteen of which were passed in this part of the country. In 1854 he abandoned milling and bought his father-in-law's farm in this township, where he now resides. He also owns two other farms as well as house property in Danville. Since 1879, he has lived retired. In 1848 he married Susanna MOSER, who was born October 6, 1819, and four children blessed their union: Peter M., married Annie YODER, and resides on his father's farm; Mary Ann, wife of George W. MILLER, of this township, residing on one of her father's farms; Sallie, wife of Daniel WAGNER, of this township, residing on her father's farm, and Caroline, who died when seven years old. Mr. DIETRICH has been overseer of the poor for sixteen years, and served as school director ten years. He is a member of the Lutheran Church, of which he was deacon for seventeen years, and elder for five years, when increasing infirmities compelled his resignation. Politically he is a Democrat. Since 1880, the Washingtonville and Northern Montour Agricultural Society has held its fair on Mr. DIETRICH's old homestead."

History of Columbia and Montour Counties Pennsylvania, Battle, 1887, Derry Township and Borough of Washingtonville.

1822 - Son John Moser is born
Jan 19, 1822 
Married Margaret Cromley
Died 1909

Moser family, of Northumberland Co., was descended from Peter Moser, native of Berks Co., who came to Derry twp, then in Northumberland Co., now Montour. He is buried at Washingtonville Church. Children; Jacob, Samuel, John, George, Henry, Fred, Mrs. Samuel Shirey, Sallie, w/o Samuel Snyder, Susan, w/o Gideon Dietrich, and Margaret, w/o Philip Boyer.

John, son of Peter, was born Jan 19, 1822, near Amityville, Berks Co. He is buried at the Moser family plot in the new cemetery at Turbutville. His wife was Margaret (Cromly) d/o Daniel and Margaret (Evert) Cromly. Children; Henry, Daniel, S. Anna died young, J. Wellington, Catharine married John A. Ellis and died leaving 2 children (Margaret and Ella), William Hurley and Peter.


John's death certificate names his mother as Anna Steimuck

1824 Son George Moser is Born
married Lydia Seidel

Name: George Mose
Gender: Male
Race: White
Age: 82
Birth Date: 26 May 1824
Birth Place: Pennsylvania
Death Date: 26 Aug 1906
Death Place: Liberty, Montour, Pennsylvania, USA
Father Name: Peter Moser
Father Birth Place: Pennsylvania
Mother Name: Annie Barbara Steinruck
Mother Birth Place: Pennsylvania

Certificate Number: 74243

1826- Peter's father Peter Sr died, Peter is executor of will
Last Will and Testament of Peter Moser
1826: Amity Township, Berks County, PA
Died: June 1, 1826
Estate Petition of Jan 29, 1858
Filed, Montgomery Co., PA E.B. 13, page 179
Executor: Peter MOSER

1830 - Son Fredrick Moser is born
1830-1904
Married Jane Black

In 1901, Stephen Fredrick Moser, grandson of Fredrick Moser, is on trial for attempted murder.
        
1838 - Moved to Derry Twp, PA

"Peter Moser, a native of Berks county, Pa., who in 1838 came to Derry township, then in Northumberland county, but now included in Montour county."
Excerpt from Genealogical and biographical annals of Northumberland County, Pennsylvania.  Chicago:  J. L. Floyd & Co., 1911.  Source:  http://files.usgwarchives.net/pa/northumberland/bios2/f401423.txt Floyd's Northumberland County Genealogy Pages 401 thru 423

1840 - Residence
1840 United States Federal Census about Peter Moser
Name: Peter Moser
Home in 1840 (City, County, State): Derry, Columbia, Pennsylvania
Free White Persons - Males - 10 thru 14: 3
Free White Persons - Males - 15 thru 19: 1
Free White Persons - Males - 50 thru 59: 1
Free White Persons - Females - 15 thru 19: 1
Free White Persons - Females - 50 thru 59: 1
Persons Employed in Agriculture: 2
Free White Persons - Under 20: 5
Total Free White Persons: 7
Total All Persons - Free White, Free Colored, Slaves:


1850 - Residence
1850 United States Federal Census about Peter Moser
Name: Peter Moser
Age: 67
Birth Year: abt 1783
Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Home in 1850: Derry, Montour, Pennsylvania
Gender: Male
Family Number: 49
Household Members:
Name Age
Peter Moser 67
Anna B Moser 64
Jno Moser 25
Henry Moser 23
Fred Moser 18
Hannah Reichart 14

1850 - Montour County is Formed
Montour County, the second smallest county in Pennsylvania, was formed on May 3, 1850, with the county seat being at Danville. Prior to that time, it was part of Columbia County, which, in turn, had been created out of the territory of Northumberland Coun



Burial- 
Washingtonville Lutheran Cemetery, Washingtonville PA

1860 - Anna lives with daughter Susan
Anna Barbara Moser
[Anna Barbara Steinruck] 
Age: 78
Birth Year: abt 1782
Gender: Female
Home in 1860: Derry, Montour, Pennsylvania
Post Office: Washingtonville
Family Number: 2448
Value of Real Estate: View image
Household Members:
Name Age
Gideon Deitrick 45
Susan Deitrick 39
Peter Deitrick 9
Mary Deitrick 7
Sarah Deitrick 5
Caroline Deitrick 3
David Hine 23
George Flickinger 21
Anna Barbara Moser 78

1869  Anna Died


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"Daniel S. Dietrich, son of Jonathan (or Jonas), was born in Berks county Sept. 20, 1840. While a young man he moved to Montour county, Pa., where he married Catherine B., daughter of Jacob and Justina (Boyer) Moser. Her father was born in Montgomery county, Pa., oldest son of Peter and Anna (Steinbruch) MoserPeter Moser was the son of S. P. Moser, who lived in Pottstown, Pa." - Excerpt from  Montgomery, Morton Luther.  Historical and biographical annals of Berks County, Pennsylvania : embracing a concise history of the county and a genealogical and biographical record of representative families.   Chicago: J.H. Beers, 1909.  At pp. 559-560

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The Moser family, Mrs. Steinman's people, came to this section from Berks county, where Simon Moser, her father, was born. The greatgrandparents were Peter and Anna Barbara (Steinrock) Moser. Their son, Samuel Moser, grandfather of Mrs. Steinman, died in 1869, when sixty years old. He located in Valley township, in what is now Montour county, at what in the early days was called Campbelltown Hill, and farmed there until his death. He married Esther Boyer, who died when seventy years old. Her people were always farmers, and on coming to this locality lived first in Valley township, later settling in Derry township. The family of Mr. and Mrs. Moser consisted of seven children, of whom three survive:
Levi, a farmer of Derry township, Montour county;
Catherine, wife of David Wintersteen, of Valley township; and
Daniel, who is in the West

Excerpt from Historical and biographical annals of Columbia and Montour Counties, Pennsylvania, containing a Concise History of the Two Counties and a Genealogical and Biographical Record of Representative Families in Two Volumes, Illustrated.  Chicago:  J.H. Beers & Co., 1915.  Volume 2, pp 681-682. 

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