Page 644, transcribed by Carolyn Ward from History of Butler County, Kansas by Vol. P. Mooney. Standard Publishing Company, Lawrence, Kan.: 1916. ill.; 894 pgs.


Elisha Mosier, a well to do farmer and stockman and substantial citizen of Fairview township, is a native of Ohio. He was born in Morgan county, August 23, 1838, and is a son of Eleazer and Abigal (Fall) Mosier, natives of Maine, who went to Ohio with their respective parents at an early day. The Mosier family is of English descent; Elisha Mosier's great-grandfather, Daniel, was a native of England.

Elisha Mosier was reared to manhood and educated in Ohio, and in 1866, was married to Miss Lucy Ann Eveland, a daughter of Daniel and Louisa Eveland, natives of Ohio. After their marriage, Mr. and Mrs. Mosier lived on a farm in Morgan county, Ohio, about ten years. They then went to Iowa and settled in Wanplow county, where they remained four years, and removed to Jasper county, Iowa. They followed farming with indifferent success here until 1885, when they sold their land and came to Butler county, Kansas. Upon coming here, they bought a quarter section of land in section 27, Fairview township. This land was unimproved with the exception of a little one-room stone house, 6x8 feet. This building was torn down and the stone used in the construction of his present residence. When Mr. Mosier bought his place here, he went in debt for a large part of the purchase price. He engaged in the stock business and general farming and has met with very satisfactory success. His place is an ideal stock farm, being amply supplied with good water, and the soil is of a rich and productive character.

To Mr. and Mrs. Mosier have been born the following children: Daniel E., Lincoln county, Oklahoma; Stephen A., Lincoln county, Oklahoma; Henry, deceased; Louisa, married Frank Buckler, Lincoln county, Oklahoma; Elizabeth, married A. G. Zimmerman, and lives on the home place in Fairview township; Mary Belle, married Shirley Ratts, Reno county, Kansas; Jane, married Chas. A. Ray, Butler county; Lodema May, married Herbert Sooby, Butler county; George D., Butler county; Florence Ulda, married A. Ray, Champaign, Ill. Mrs. Mosier died February 19, 1905. Since coming to Butler county, Mr. Mosier has built up a reputation for honesty and integrity, which gives him a place among the best citizens of this section of the State.

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