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

Marcus F Mosher - Mosher Boat House  



The above ad in the Maxenkuckee Agricultural Fair program read:
    M. F. Mosher builder of Yachts and row boats. Boats stored, repaired and painted. Boats, tents, and camp equippage for rent. Boathouse on lake front near Vandalia depot. Marmont, Ind.


This same ad appeared in the Culver Herald Souvener booklet of 1898


Its also infered that the 'Boat and Bath house' was said to have been built in 1886 - ran by M. F. Mosher until the Vadalia Railroad purchased it in 1894 {sic he had an add in the Agricultural booklet of 1895} and thus became a part of the Vandalia Park.

Possible location of just his residence per 1908 plat map:


Jeremiah MOSHER b. abt. 1819 New York
married Sarah M. CRANE b. abt. 1822


Migrated to the area of South Bend, St. Joseph, Indiana. By 1860 the family had moved to Union Township, Marshall county, Indiana their Post Office being Maxinkuckee which was on the east side of the Lake Maxinkuckee.

From One Townships Yesteryears:
    was born and reached years of maturity in the Empire State, but was married in Rutland County, Vermont to SARAH M. CRAINE, a native daughter of that State. They became the parents of seven children, four sons and three daughters, two of whom were born in Marshall County, Indiana.

    Their early married life was spent, in Erie County, New York. In 1855, Jeremiah emigrated with his family to Indiana and established his home in Starke County where he purchased a farm of 250 acres.

    After spending three years there the family came on to Marshall County, this being in 1858, and Mr. MOSHER bought 160 acres in Union Township. The land was then in its primitive state, but with the aid of his sons he in time cleared and improved it, and also added thereto a tract of eighty acres.


    This pioneer, JEREMIAH MOSHER, died in 1892 on his farm at the age of sixty-two. His wife survived him two years, dying in 1884.


JAMES L. MOSHER, son of Jeremiah and Sarah, was born in Erie County, New York, February 18, 1942, and came to Indiana when he was thirteen years of age. In his boyhood days he attended both the district and subscription schools of Union Township and assisted in clearing and cultivating the home farm. Being the oldest son, he was in early life obliged to contribute his share toward working the farm and supporting the family, which limited his schooling principally to a few months' attendance each winter at the country schools.
    J L Mosher a representative citizen of Union township was born in Erie county NY February 18 1842 and is a son of Jeremiah and Sarah M Mosher natives respectively of New York and Vermont Jeremiah and Sarah Mosher were married in Rutland county Vt after which they located in Erie county NY and about the year 1855 immigrated to Indiana and settled in Stark county

    Three years later they became residents of Marshall county locating in Union township where Mr Mosher cleared a farm upon which his death occurred in 1882 Mrs Mosher survived her husband two years dying in 1884

    They had a family of seven children two of whom the subject of this biography and M F are living

    J L Mosher came to Indiana when thirteen years of age and has since been an honored citizen of the state of his adoption Being the oldest son he was in early life obliged to contribute his share toward working the farm and supporting the family in consequence of which his educational training was of a limited character confined principally to a few months attendance each winter at the country schools in which he obtained a fair knowledge of the elementary branches of learning He married in 1862 Miss Sarah J Thompson daughter of William E Thompson one of the pioneers of Union township and the same year responded to the country's call for volunteers enlisting in the Twenty first Indiana battery light artillery with which he served gallantly until the close of the war Mr Mosher has been a farmer al his life and as such ranks with the successful agriculturists of Union township He is a member of Yellow River grange No 155 P of H belongs to Tibbett's post No 260 GAR and politically adheres to no party creed preferring to be known as an independent The names of the children born to Mr and Mrs Mosher are as follows Ada B wife of John C Butler county surveyor Mariam wife of T M Walker of Green township and Tracy who still resides under the parental roof

    Pg. 420-421 - History of Indiana: Containing a History of Indiana and Biographical Sketches of Governors and Other Leading Men. Also a Statement of the Growth and Prosperity of Marshall County, Together with a Personal and Family History of Many of Its Citizens, Volume 2 Brant, Fuller, 1890


He was married in 1862 to SARAH J. THOMPSON, who was born in Union Township, the daughter of one of the earliest pioneers, WILLIAM E. THOMPSON She was the eldest of the Thompson children. In 1862, the same year he was married; JAMES MOSHER enlisted in the Union Army and saw active and gallant service until his discharge in 1865, when he returned to his Marshall County home. After their marriage, Mr. and Mrs. MOSHER located on their homestead farm of eighty acres, and here their five children were born [of which are].
    1 Ada B. became the wife of JOHN C. BUTLER, county surveyor in the latter part of the Nineteenth Century. Both are living in 1934 northeast of Lake Maxinkuckee.

    2 Mariam A, became the wife of T. M. [Thomas M.] WALKER of Green Township

    3 James A. Mosher

    4 Tracy, a son, remained on the home farm
      Perry Mosher, 74, Passes Away After Long Illness Perry Tracy Mosher, age 74, passed away at the Parkview Hospital, Plymouth, last Saturday, after an illness of several months. He was born in Marshall county, near Culver on May 22, 1875.

      His parents, James L. and Jane Thompson Mosher, homesteaded the farm north east of Culver where he resided. He lived in this community until 1914 when he went to Washington state, returning to Culver in 1935. He was a member of the Maxinkuckee I. O. O. F. lodge.

      Surviving are his wife, Lida, Walla Walla, Wash., two sons, Thomas, Portland, Ore. and Heyward, in the U. S. Army stationed in Germany; two daughters, Mrs. Amy Rider. Walla Walla, Wash, and Mrs. Lucy Petrie, Gig Harbor, Wash.

      Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at the Easterday Funeral Home. Rev. J. Robert Coovert of Argos officiated and burial was at the Popular Grove cemetery. -- Feb 8, 1950



    5 Esther M Mosher


The MOSHER lands in the 'seventies were on the east side of the Hibbard-Lake Maxinkuckee road. J. L. and M. F. MOSHER had eighty acres, and M. F MOSHER forty acres south and adjoining South of this yet, M. F. MOSHER had a twenty acre tract, also 140 acres, and a long strip along the roadside consisting of forty acres was in the name of J. L. MOSHER.

On his homestead farm south of Hibbard, JAMES L. MOSHER passed to his eternal rest, May 16, 1926, at the age of eighty-four, and was buried just a little way over the rolling hills in the old Bucklew Cemetery.


1860 Census Place: Union, Marshall, Indiana; Roll: M653_278; Page: 758 -
    Jeremiah Mosher 41;
    Sarah A Mosher 38;
    James Mosher 18;
    Sarah D Mosher 17;
    Marcus F Mosher 10;
    Franklin T Mosher 2;
    Mary E Lawson 17;


1870; Census Place: Union, Marshall, Indiana; Roll: M593_342; Page: 199; Image: 398 -
    Jeremiah Mosier 51;
    Sarah A Mosier 48;
    Margius Mosier 19;
    Franklin Mosier 12;
    Lucy G Mosier 9


Year: 1880; Census Place: Union, Marshall, Indiana; Roll: T9_297; Page: 193.1000; Enumeration District: 108 -
    Jeremiah Mosher 61,
    Sarah M. Mosher 58 ;
    Lucy G. Mosher 19;
    Eldridge Thompson 12;
    Clemuel Curtis 23


1880; Census Place: Union, Marshall, Indiana; Roll: T9_297; Page: 193.2000 ; Enumeration District: 108 -
    James L. Mosher 38;
    Sarah J. Mosher 38;
    Ada B. Mosher 14;
    Mariam A. Mosher 12;
    Esther M. Mosher 10;
    Perry T. Mosher 5;
    George W. Lee 58;


1900; Census Place: Union, Marshall, Indiana; Roll: T623_392 Page: 14A; Enumeration District: 82. P.O. Culver -
    James L Mosher 58;
    Sarah J Mosher 58


1910; Census Place: Union, Marshall, Indiana; Roll: T624_370; Page: 8A; Enumeration District: 114 -
    James L Mosher 68
    Sarah J Mosher 68


Mc Donald Cemetery Union Twp. Marshall county, Indiana:
Mosher James L., 21 Battery Ind Lt Art, Feb 18, 1842 - May 16, 1926
Mosher Sarah J., his wife, Oct 21, 1841 - Feb 13, 1921
MOSHER, Esther M., dau of J.L. & S.J., d. Jan 16, 1885, ae 15?y-3m-24d
MOSHER, Autie, son of J.L. & S.J., d. Sep 21, 1874, ae 1y-2m-11d
MOSHER, Jeremiah, d. Dec 20, 1880, ae 62y-9d
MOSHER, Sarah M., wife of Jeremiah, d. Dec 30, 1884, ae 63y-4m-14d
MOSHER, Franklin T., son of J. & S.M., d. Feb 16, 1877, ae 18y-10m-17d


The known children of Jeremiah and Sarah M.(Crane) Mosher are:
    1 James Leroy MOSHER b. c. 1842; m. Sarah J. Thompson daughter of William E. & Nancy Thompson

    2 Sarah D. MOSHER b. c. 1843

    3 Marcus Fayette MOSHER b. 1850 New York

    4 Franklin T. MOSHER b. c. 1858

    5 Lucy G. MOSHER b. Birth: Apr 8 1861 Marshall Co., Indiana Death: Sep 5 1882 Marriage: Sep 9 1880 Marshall Co., Indiana Isaiah C. Brooke Children:
    Lucy S. B. Brooke, Birth: Aug 26 1882 Marshall Co., Indiana Death: Feb 26 1896
    Son Brooke Birth: Sep 1881 Death: Sep 4 1881


1 James Leroy MOSHER b. c. 1842; m. Sarah J. Thompson daughter of William E. & Nancy Thompson

From the 1905 Art show booklet is:
    Comrade James L. Mosher - James L. Mosher, a member of the Miles H. Tibbets Post, No. 260, Plymouth, Ind., enlisted in the Twenty-first battery, Indiana Light artillery, and was a part of the Army of the Cumberland, under the general command of Gen. George H. Thomas, Fourteenth Army Corps, Third brigade. The Twenty-first battery was one of the celebrated war organizations on the awfully contested field of Chichamauga. It is the honor for a lifetime to have been a member of the battery on that great occasion, for the nation and a principal event of the war. Comrade Mosher was in the battles of Hoover's Gap and Nashville. He was two years and ten months in the service. Comrade Mosher has been a member of the Miles H. Tibbets Post 20 years.


James. L. Mosher Dies After Short Illness
    Civil War Veteran

    Long-Time Resident of This Community, Passes A Way Las Sunday Evening At His Home.

    Jammes L Mosher, age 84 years, a resident of this community for seventy-one years and a veteran of the Civil War, passes to his freat reward last Sunday evening at 5:45 o'clock.

    Funeral servives were hled this ater noon at two o'clock from the family home south of Hibbard, the Reverends Brewer and Servies officiating.

    Mr. Mosher had been ill for the past three or four weeks, but it was not thought that the end was so near.

    In his passing, out community has lost a respected and honored citizen, a man of many sterling traits of chearcter, perseverign in whatever he had undertaken, holding to the hhigh ideals concerning business activitues and business honer.

    Mr.Mosher was born in Erie county, New Your, Feb 18, 1942 the son of Mr. and Mrs. Jeremiah Mosher, who came to Indiana in 1855, establishing their home in Stark county. After spending three yeards there the family came to Marshall county where they bought a farm in Union township and here the son James spent his boyhood days, attending both the district and subscription schools andin assisting in cleaning and cultivating the home farm.

    In 1862 he offered his services to the Union cause in the Civil and enlisted in the Twenty-first Indiana Battery, serving for three years. During his service he took par in may had fought engagements, including the historic battle of Chicamauga. At the close of the war, he returned to his home in Marshall county, haviing received his discharge at Indianapolus, June 25, 1865.

    He was a member of the Grand Army of the Republic, Misles H. Tibbets Post No. 260 of this city, and at the time for his death, was commader of the post.

    He was uniteded in marriage to Sarah J. Tompson August 17 1862, daughter of William E. and Martha Thomason, among the early pioneers of the county. Five Bhildren were born to Mr. and Mrs. Mosher of whom three survive him: Mrs. Ada B. Butler, Mrs. Amy Walker, of Hibbard and Tracy Mosher, who lives in Voleville, Washington.

    Mrs. Mosher passsed away several years agooo and since then the children have tenderly cared for their father in his hown home to which he was greatly attached.

    Severql granchildren surviv him among whom are: Deane and Ivan Walker and Mrs. Blanche Wooldridge of Plymouth; Vohl and Dwen Butler of New York state and Mrs. Chloe Taylor of Brookville, Illinois - 19 Mat 1926 - Citizen


FEBRUARY 10, 1921 - Mrs. James L. Mosher of Hibbard died at her home Feb. 13 after an illness of less than a week from a stroke of apoplexy. - Citizen -

2 Marcus Fayette [De Lafayette] MOSHER was born in 1850 in Erie New York d. 1923 Gypsum, Eagle,Colorado buried Cedar Hill Cemetery Gypsum, Eagle, Colorado. But moved to the South Bend area of Indiana as a young child in 1854.


He married 20 Sep 1874 Cynthia Ann MC ELRATH Birth DEC 1851 Indiana Death Jun. 2, 1894 Buried McDonald Cemetery Rutland Marshall County Indiana daughter of James McElrath & Orpha Thankful Griffin

In 1880 he was listed as a house carpenter.

Marcus was elected trustee on July 5, 1894 for Marmont [Culver ], Marshall, Indiana the first election after the town was incorporated.

1898 Nov 11 - M. F . Mosher, who has been spending several weeks at Gypsum, Eagle county, Colorado, has returned to his home in Culver, looking much improved in health. While there he 8aw G.orge Gerard and family, who are enjoying good health and doing well

1899 - JULY 28, - M. F. Mosher, who has been employed in a large boat building establishment in St. Joseph, Mich., returned to Culver today (Friday) to make preparations for a trip to Colorado next week accompanied by his son Lawrence.

Marshall County Independent, Volume 7, Number 28,Plymouth, Marshall County, 21 June 1901
    Marcus F Mosher and wife to Jas Lawrence Mosher, 2 Its prt It in Cul ver, $600
Marcus F. Mosher, a ship builder from New York, suffered the loss of his wife and five of his nine children..

The Mosher family lost children in 1876, 1877, 1886, 1887, 1892 and 1894. The children's names are engraved on the top of small rectangular stones. they are buried in the McDonald (Bucklew) Cemetery


McDonald (Bucklew) Cemetery Union Twp. Marshall county, Indiana:
MOSHER Cynthia A., wife of M.F., d. June 2, 1894, ae 41y-2m-23d
Mosher Children of M.F. & C.A.:
    Austin E., 1875-1876
    Infant, 1877-1877
    Jacob F., 1883-1886
    Amy, 1887-1887
    Lucy May, 1881-1892
    Cynthia G., 1891-1894


Marcus then packed-up his remaining four children: James, Edna, Lucy [by the above Lucy died in Marshall county before he mother] and Marion in a covered wagon and moved to Gypsum.

marrried 2nd 26 Aug 1899 Madison, Iowa, Catharine "Kate" Sophronia McElrath birth abt 1854 married 1st --- Gould married 2nd --- Brown

1899 Mar 17 Mrs. Catherine Brown, who has been keeping house for M. F. Mosher and family the past winter., left, Tuesday for Patterson, Iowa, where she will permanently reside. She was accompanied by her children.

From her sisters obituary - 1903
    Mary Jane McElrath, daughter of James and Orpha Thankful , was born Feburary 5, 1850, in Marshall county near the city of Plymouth. She was the fifth of seven children. Six of these seven children are on the other shore. Mrs. Kate Sophronia Mosher is the sole survivor, living in Colorado, she will not be present to witness the laying to rest of all her fatherís family but herself. A lonely day will come to her when she receives the news of the double death in the McFarland home


There is a MOSHER, Catherine S. 1854 - 1924 buried Cedar Hill Cemetery Gypsum, Eagle, Colorado.


1880; Census Place: Union, Marshall, Indiana; Roll: T9_297; Page: 193.1000; Enumeration District: 108 -
    Marcus F. Mosher 29;
    Cynthia A. Mosher 27;
    James L. Mosher 1


Iowa, Marriage Records, 1880-1937
Name: M. F. Mosher
Gender: Male
Age: 49
Birth Year: abt 1850
Marriage Date: 26 Aug 1899
Marriage Place: Madison, Iowa, USA
Father: Jeremiah Mosher
Mother: Sarah M. Moher
Spouse: Catherine S. Brown
Name: Catherine S. Brown
Gender: Female
Age: 46
Birth Year: abt 1853
Marriage Date: 26 Aug 1899
Marriage Place: Madison, Iowa, USA
Father: Daniel Brown
Spouse: M. F. Mosher

Year: 1900; Census Place: South, Madison, Iowa; Roll: 446; Page: 7B; Enumeration District: 0034; Name: Marquis F Moshes[Mosher]
Age: 48
Birth Date: Dec 1851
Birthplace: Indiana
Home in 1900: South, Madison, Iowa
Race: White
Gender: Male
Relation to Head of House: Head
Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Name: Catharine S Moshes
Marriage Year: 1900
Years Married: 0
Father's Birthplace: New York
Mother's Birthplace: New York
Occupation: View on Image
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Household Members: Name Age
Marquis F Moshes 48
Catharine S Moshes 45
James L Moshes 21
Edna Moshes 14
Aden Moshes 11
Iva M Gould 18 Step Daughter
William H Gould 6 Step Son

Year: 1910; Census Place: Gypsum, Eagle, Colorado; Roll: T624_114; Page: 2A; Enumeration District: 0038;
Name: M F Mosher
Age in 1910: 59
Birth Year: abt 1851
Birthplace: New York
Home in 1910: Gypsum, Eagle, Colorado
Race: White
Gender: Male
Relation to Head of House: Head
Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Name: Catherine S Mosher
Father's Birthplace: New York
Mother's Birthplace: New York
Native Tongue: English
Occupation: Contractor
Industry: Carpenter
Employer, Employee or Other: Employer
Home Owned or Rented: Own
Home Free or Mortgaged: Free
Farm or House: House
Able to Read: Yes
Able to Write: Yes
Years Married: 10
Out of Work: N
Number of weeks out of work: 0
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Household Members: Name Age
M F Mosher 59
Catherine S Mosher 56
Lawrence Mosher 29
Edna Mosher 24
Aden Mosher 21
Willie Gould 16

Year: 1920; Census Place: Gypsum, Eagle, Colorado; Roll: T625_157; Page: 13A; Enumeration District: 28;
Name: M F Mosher
Age: 69
Birth Year: abt 1851
Birthplace: New York
Home in 1920: Gypsum, Eagle, Colorado
Street: No Streets and no house numbers
House Number: x
Race: White
Gender: Male
Relation to Head of House: Head
Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Name: Catherine Mosher
Father's Birthplace: New York
Mother's Birthplace: New York
Able to Speak English: Yes
Occupation: Carpenter
Industry: House
Employment Field: Own Account
Home Owned or Rented: Own
Home Free or Mortgaged: Free
Able to Read: Yes
Able to Write: Yes
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Household Members: Name Age
M F Mosher 69
Catherine Mosher 64

Marcus later became the second mayor of Gypsum, 1916-1919.

Marcus and Catherines children:

1 James Lawrence Mosher born 29 Nov. 1878 Indiana d: 1965 buried Cedar Hill Cemetery Gypsum, Eagle, Colorado.; moved to Colorado in the 1890's. A carpenter; married Agnes Quinlan d. aet 68 1954 buried Cedar Hill Cemetery Gypsum, Eagle, Colorado.daughter of John Patrick & Elizabeth Quinlan

Found is: 1903 - Oct 8 - James Mosher leaves today to spend the winter with his brother in Colorado - Citizen
    1 Robert Lawrence Mosher Apr 19, 1926 - Dec 25, 1957 Colorado Bm3 U.S. Navy WWII buried Cedar Hill Cemetery Gypsum, Eagle, Colorado. married Luella Ann Tatro Birth: July 5 1929 renton, Wayne, Michigan Death: Nov 2011 Alabama daughter of Claude Nelson Tatro & Violet Katherine n Duvalle

    2 Marion E.mmett Mosher Birth Date: 25 May 1919 Death Date: 26 Nov 2003 Burried Fort Bliss National Cemetery : El Paso, El Paso County, Texas, msrried Carmen Mosher (Bunn) Birth: April 27, 1926 Death: March 16, 2007 Burial: Fort Bliss National Cemetery (Plot: Section: BB ~ Site: 753), El Paso, El Paso County, Texas Daughter of Joseph Bunn and Mildred Mason Brown

    3 John Marcus MosherAug 15, 1923 - Jun 11, 1966 SI U.S. Navy WWII

    4 Leroy (Lee Roy) Mosher m. Grace [-?-]; lived in the Rensslaer/Monticello Indiana area during the late 1940's.

    5 Cynthia E Mosher

    6 Elizabeth A Mosher m. [-?-] Driz

    7 Eine /Laurine M Mosher, m. [-?-] Williams


2 Edna T. Mosher Birth 16 SEP 1885 Marmont, Indiana Death 22 NOV 1929 Zion, Lake, Illinois, m. 1912 [-?-] COOK Charles Floyd Cook Birth 25 FEB 1883 Fredonia, Wilson, Kansas Death 11 JUN 1932 Zion, Lake, Illinois, son of Jaseph Lewis Cook and Harriet Ann Smith

Children:
Carol Amy Cook 1913 - 2000
Eugene F. Cook 1918 - 1953
Dean Cook 1914 - 1986
Wilma Jean

3 Marion Aden Mosher b. 17 May 1889 Culver , Marshall, Indiana Death 1957




Marcus F Mosher was my great grandfather. James Lawrence Mosher, the child that the census of 1880 lists was my grandfather and the graves in Gypsum are of my family, My father is listed in those graves, Robert Lawrence Mosher, died Christmas 1957. Thank you for finding this link for me and sending it to me. - Randy Mosher Orlando, FL






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