Biography of Moses Stager
Allen County, OH Biographies

MOSES STAGER, Bluffton, who is prominent among the representative farmers of Allen County, was born in the Keystone State, December 4, 1828. His parents, Frederick and Rebecca (Fensler) Stager, of German origin, were natives of Peunsylvania; they had a family of nine children, of whom Moses is fifth. His father, who was a farmer, never succeeding in gaining much of this world's goods. Our subject received but a limited education, and early in life learned the tailor's trade in Pennsylvania. After working for ten years with but average success, at his trade, he commenced farming, came to Ohio in 1856, and in 1860 to Allen County. Here he rented a farm for seven rears, and then purchased it. He has beea successful as a farmer, and now owns 187 acres of land, with good improvements and well stocked. Mr. Stager was married, in 1850, to Miss Mary Ann Weichrich. daughter of German parents. Their children are John (married, and farming in this county), Emma (wife of Philip Carbauch), William (also engaged in farming in this county), David (at home), Mary Ellen (at home) and Sarah. Mr. Stager has served as township trustee and school director. Politically he is a Democrat.

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