Bio: Moessner, Charles Frederick (1914)
Surnames: Moessner, Bultzhauser, Mayer, Knapp, Fobian, Boetzher
----Source: History of Eau Claire County, Wisconsin (1914) pages 797-798
Charles Frederick Moessner, a well known farmer of Union township, was born at Ihringen Baden, Germany, on March 18, 1866. the son of John W. and Barbara (Bultzhauser) Moessner. The father was born in Germany, followed farming there until 1883, when he emigrated to the United States, and located at Menomonie, Dunn county, where he engaged in the lumber and saw mill business. He later took up farming, which he followed until his death, February 12, 1893. During his residence in Germany, he at one time was an inspector general in the German army. He was twice married, first to Miss Mayer, and two children were born, Rosa and William. His second wife was Barbara Bultzhauser, who died at Menomonie in 1907, aged seventy-six years. To this marriage thirteen children were born, as follows: Barbara, Edward, Salome, Marie, Charles F., Christiana, Gustav (names of the others not obtainable).
Charles Frederick was educated in the schools of his hometown in Germany. He came to America on the steamship "Mamie" and landed in New York City. From there he went to Buffalo and remained a short time, then came to Wisconsin and located at Menomonie, Dunn county, where for twelve or fourteen years he was employed by Knapp, Stout & Company, in their saw mills and at other work, including some six years, when he had charge of the farm of Mrs. V. A. Knapp, at two different times. He also spent some time in the cooper shop where he learned the cooper's trade. He was later engaged in the liquor business for eight years at Altoona. In the Spring of 1909 he purchased the Murphy farm of 230 acres, part of which is located in the city of Eau Claire, and the balance in Union township, and has since been engaged in general farming and stock raising, keeping a herd of Holstein cattle from which he does an extensive dairy business, and also raises Chester White hogs.
On June 16, 1894, Mr. Moessner married Anna Fobian, daughter of Frederick and Emestina (Boetzher) Fobian. To this union have been born eight children, viz.: Helen; Edward, deceased; Anna; Lillia; Lucile; Carl, Ernest and Alfred. Mr. Moessner is one of the successful and enterprising farmers of Union township, and he and his family are members of the Lutheran church.
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