August 30, 2013

An Early Family Portrait

The Jacob Moser Family
Left to right: Albert, Bertha, Mrs. Elizabeth Neunschwander Moser, Emma,
Jacob & Calvin

     One example of the many families who were zealous pioneers of our early church. Before coming to Lima in 1871, Jacob Moser was postmaster in Bluffton, Ohio and instrumental in naming that village. He served as Sunday School Superintendent in 1873, and several years following. And for more than 25-years, Mr. Moser was the choir director.  Also served many terms on the Consistory, including the 1887 Building Committee.  
     Jacob Moser was born in Switzerland on April 13, 1835, and died in Lima on April 25, 1910.
     Mrs. Moser was called to her Heavenly Home on November 3, 1928; the lone survivor of her family.
     Albert became a prominent physician, and served in the Far East as an Army Surgeon. An honorable servant, he died in 1903.
     Calvin, a funeral director and businessman, found his Heavenly reward in 1893. 
     Bertha occasionally served as organist, married W.H. Deakin. Resting in Peace, 1913.
     Emma married Dr. Frederick G. Stueber. Following in the footsteps of her father, was choir director and organist for many years. A founder of the King's Daughters Society, Emma entered the Heavenly Kingdom on October 11, 1890.  
Jacob Moser's German Prayer Book & Emma's Hymnal


August 16, 2013

Presidential Recognition

From the President of the United States
John F. Kennedy
(Our 100th Anniversary - 1963)