Lake Maxinkuckee Its Intrigue History & Genealogy Culver, Marshall, Indiana

Moses Menser  

Moses Menser was the son of Joel and Sarah (Benner) Menser who had migrated in 1853 to the Burr Oak Flats coming from Starke county, Ohio and previously to there from Pennsylvania. His father had acquired 157 acres in Section 17 of Union Township. Moses was the second oldest of six children.

Moses became a farmer and merchant in Union Township and Culver .

In 1886 Moses acquired 165 acres of land a mile south of his father's original homstead. Over the ensuing years more acreage was added adjacent to his mother's and brothers until he had amassed 400 acres of recorded abstracts in 1903.

Moses with his brother Urias built the Menser building on the Main Street in Culver , where he established on of the three business he owned.

Moses also owned numerous properties located throughout Culver and Union township>

On a number of occasions William O. Osborn expounded at length about Moses Menser's businee capabilities, as he was his attorney, banker and aministrator of Moses estate.

Moses first married Barbara Werner. She died three weels after giving birth to a sone because of primitive medical conditions.

    Frank Menser
Moses married second Emma Geisleman a daughter of another early pioneer family. They had:
    Jesse E. Menser who married Esther Wright daughter of John Logan and Louella (Hull) Wright.

The Menser building still stands today at the corner of Main and Washington its addresses were <120 N. Main, 116/118 N. Main and today it bears the single address of 116 N. Main and was remodled in the early 2001

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