MOSHER, CHARLES E.; farmer and stockman, Roseville Township (postoflice, Berwick) ; is the owner of a three hundred and twenty acre farm in Section 23, Roseville Township, is a stockholder in the Berwick Bank, a director in the State Bank of Roseville, and President of the Berwick and Southwestern Telephone Company.

Mr. Mosher is a self-made man whose career should be a splendid example to men just entering upon the battle of life. He was born in Cherry Valley, Otsego County, N. Y., February 24, 1847, and was educated in the district schools near his boyhood home. His parents were Joel and Harriet M. (Avery) Mosher, and his father, who was born in Colchester, Conn., was a son of Samuel Mosher, a native of the same place. His mother, born in Chenango County, N. Y., was a daughter of William and Eunice Avery, also of New York nativity. In 1S68, when twenty-one years of age, he came to Galesburg, Ill., and in that vicinity soon obtained employment by the month as a farm hand.

In 1870 he began farming for himself and his farm in Section 23, Roseville Township, is one of the finest in that part of the county. He has built upon it a good house and barn and has fitted it out with every appliance for successful cultivation and keeps usually about sixty head of cattle and eighty to one hundred hogs.

He married, in Berwick Township. February 8, 1872, Ruth Jane Miller, who has borne him two daughters: Emma E., born June 25, 1873, and Ida Jane, born July 6, 1880. Mrs. Mosher was born in Posey County, Indiana, September 7, 1845, a daughter of John and Lucy Miller, natives of Indiana. Mr. and Mrs. Miller settled early in Warren County, and Mr. Miller, who was an in­ dustrious man of much business ability, ac­ quired about one thousand acres of land and he and his wife were leaders in society and generous contributors toward the advance­ ment of all good works. Politically Mr. Mosher is a Democrat, and, though he is not an office seeker for himself, he takes an interest in township and county affairs and is influential in party work.


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