Biography of Henry Moser
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HENRY MOSHER was born in the town of Barry, Orleans Co., N. Y., April 3, 1830. Mr. Mosher grew to manhood in his native town, living on the farm of his father. He received his education at the academy in Albion, N. Y. In the spring of 1855 he came to Vergeunes, Kent Co., Mich., where he worked one year on a farm. He was then for one year manager of the Collins farm, near Lowell, in Kent County. In the fall of 1855 he bought the south half of the southwest fractional quarter of section 22, in Cooper township, but did not move upon it until the spring of 1857. Although Mr. Mosher lived but four years, he was held in high esteem as a man of sterling worth, honest and upright in his dealings. He died Sept. 2, 1859. He married, May 26, 1856, Miss Ellen W. Simpson (daughter of Asa and Minerva-Fish-Simpson). She was born Dec. 7, 1821, in Aurelius, Cayuga Co., N. Y. After the death of her husband, Mrs. Mosher (now Mrs. Wm. Skinner) bought out the heirs to her husband's farm, and with a business tact rarely seen paid for the same, and has built thereon a fine house and a large and well-arranged barn. She has also improved the farm, until it now ranks as one of the best.

History of Kalamazoo County, Michigan
With Illistrations and Biographical Sketches
of its Men and Pioneers.
Everts & Abbott., Philadelphia 1880
Press of J. B. Lippincott & Co., Philadelphia.