Moser Family History
Local family historian Blanche Moser has kindly provided a Family Group Sheet for the descendants of Paul Urban Moser (1781-1852) and Catherine Bender (1783 - ), the original couple who emigrated from Waibstadt Baden Germany to Wellesley Township.
Paul and Catherine emigrated to New York September 17, 1836 on the Sagimore with their three sons, John, Michael, Charles. They had in their possession 3.000 gulden. Paul's son Francis came later around 1855 with his wife Elizabeth and their 11 children settling in Wellesley Township.
According to the Gore District assessment and census records in 1838 he was living at #12 Bechtel's Tract. By 1840 Paul had 100 acres uncultivated and 5 1/2 acres cultivated and lived in a frame house. The property had a value of £61. In 1838 there were only 4019 persons living in all of Waterloo Township. By 1851 the census listed Paul as a gentleman. In 1851 Paul and Catherine were living with Charles and Maria on Petersburg Road, Lot 35.
Michael Moser settled on Crown Land Concession VI, Lot 9 (Eastern Section) Wellesley in 1857.
The 1863 fieldstone house at the crossroads in Bamberg was built for John William Moser. It replaced an old frame home owned by his parents, John P. Moser and Louise Rumig.
Blanche has also written a book about the family of John Philip Moser of Bamberg which is available for study in our Historical Room.
John Philip Moser History [Bamberg]
by Blanche Moser, 1993
In addition to the Moser family, other families mentioned in the book include Beaupre, Busch, Dietrich, Dorscht, Hinschberger, Oberholzer and. Stockie
If you would like to contact Blanche, please contact us and we will put you in touch.