(As a courtesy to Cutler/Mossholder researchers I am posting the following information concerning Elijah Mossholder and 3 of his daughters, Catherine Elmira, Margaret, and Mary.Rich Edwards)
I am including a biography of James H Cutler. His wife is Catherine Elmira Mossholder, dau of Elijah. Note the sentence below, copied from the last part of the article. I assume these sisters are also Mossholders and dau of Elijah.
Mrs. Cutler has two sisters in Clay county, Nebraska, Maggie, now Mrs. J. B. Johnson, and Mary, wife of Doctor F. D. Anderson.
(Married in 1868, married 43 years when article written---1868 + 43 = 1911)
COMPENDIUM OF HISTORY, REMINISCENCE AND BIOGRAPHY. Custer Co Nebraska
JAMES H. CUTLER.
James H. Cutler, a carpenter, builder and contractor of Custer county, has erected many of the best buildings in Anselmo, Callaway, Merna and Broken Bow, besides smaller towns in the region. He has helped put up many of the large grain elevators. However, in recent years he has paid considerable attention to farming and stock raising, in which he has been successful to a gratifying degree. He passed through the pioneer days of hardship and privation and he and his wife have reared a fine family in Custer county. He was born in Marshall county, Indiana, February 14, 1848, youngest child of the seven sons and three daughters of David and Lois (Hopkins) Cutler. He lived on the home farm until 1868 and on September 17, of that year, married Elmira Mosholder. After marriage they moved to Osage, Mitchell county, Iowa, making the three weeks' trip with a wagon and team. They reached Mitchell county in October, and in the fall of 1869 returned to Indiana, but soon after came back to Iowa, where Mr. Cutler worked on a farm for his brother.
In the spring of 1870, Mr. Cutler's brother, William, went to Beatrice, Nebraska, and in Sep-
tember of that year James joined him, his wife coming later, reaching there on Christmas day. They lived on a farm about six miles from Beatrice until March, 1872, then James Cutler, with his wife and two children, removed to Nuckolls county, where they took up a homestead and lived on it for five or six years, then moved into the town of Edgar, three miles north of their farm, and lived there until the spring of 1882, during which time Mr. Cutler leaned the carpenter's trade. In February, 1882, he came to his pre-emption claim five miles southeast of Anselmo, Custer county, where he lived until 1894, the year of severe drouth, when he removed to Sheridan county, Wyoming, and after twelve years spent there, during which he worked in lumber and railroad tie camps, returned to Custer county. In 1904 he purchased the northeast quarter of section thirty-two, township nineteen, range twenty-one, and the following year purchased the southeast quarter of the same section, to which they moved in 1908. He and his wife have a fine farm of three hundred and twenty acres, and a modern residence built in 1909. We give this as the subject of one of the illustrations on another page. Their first residence in Custer county was a dugout, which was later replaced by a "soddy." During the three-day blizzard of April, 1873, Mr. Cutler braved the storm once a day to feed and water his stock. He shot several deer in the pioneer days, but only wounded them; however, he brought down many antelope and has killed his buffalo, the latter event occurring on a fork of the Republican river in the edge of Colorado.
Ten children have been born to Mr. Cutler and wife: Albert L., of Kansas City, has one child; Maggie, wife of L. W. Wilson, of Merna; they toured the continent of Europe in 1910, attending the Passion play at Oberammergau during the summer; Ernest, who is married and lives in Montana, has two children; John, married and living in Montana; Pearl, wife of J. W. Roberts, lives in Merna and has five children; Herbert, married and living in New Helena; Arab, wife of Oscar Wilson, of Edgar, Clay county, has one child; Frank, Dae and Laura, are at home. Dae is a successful teacher in the Custer county schools. The family have a wide circle of friends. Mrs. Cutler has two sisters in Clay county, Nebraska, Maggie, now Mrs. J. B. Johnson, and Mary, wife of Doctor F. D. Anderson. Although Mr. and Mrs. Cutler have been married over forty-three years, they retain their capacity for enjoying life, and seem to have the secret of remaining young and active. They have a keen interest in the progress of events, and have the gratification of knowing their children are well settled in life and doing well. In politics, Mr. Cutler is a republican, and affiliates with the Merna lodge Modern Woodmen of America.
A biography of Mary Mossholder Anderson's husband David F Anderson from the 1890's.Found on the Clay Co Nb site.
DAVID F. ANDERSON, physician and surgeon, Edgar,(Clay Co Nebraska) was born in Darlington, Beaver Co., Penn., June 5,
1845. Was educated at Monmouth College, Ill., and during 1872 and 1873 practiced medicine under Dr.
Robinson, at Mount Pleasant, Iowa; and then attended the College of Physicians and Surgeons, at Keokuk,
Iowa, graduating in 1874, after which he practiced in Fulton and Texarcana, Ark. He came to Edgar in May,
1879, and at once opened an office for the practice of his profession. The Doctor is a member of the Nebraska
State Medical Society and the Republican Valley Medical Society.
From Family Tree Maker, url above.
· BIRTH: 6 Apr 1857, Ohio
· DEATH: 1946, Billings, Montana
Family 1: John Butler JOHNSTON
· MARRIAGE: 21 Feb 1878, Sutton, Clay County, Nebraska
Orvie Clinton JOHNSTON
Orvie Clinton JOHNSTON
· BIRTH: 18 Apr 1880, Edgar, Clay County, Nebraska
· DEATH: 27 Dec 1935, Filer, Twin Falls, Idaho
Father: John Butler JOHNSTON
Mother: Margaret MOSSHOLDER
Family 1: Bertha Adelia VOORHEES
· MARRIAGE: 26 Sep 1906, Edgar, Clay County, Nebraska
Robert Riley JOHNSTON
_James Franklin JOHNSTON _
_John Butler JOHNSTON _|
||_Elizabeth A. SHARP ______
|--Orvie Clinton JOHNSTON
|_Margaret MOSSHOLDER __|
(Since Margaret married J B Johnston in Feb 1878 and Mr Anderson did not arrive in Nb till May 1879 and must have married Mary after that date, It seems quite probable that the Mossholder family (Elijah) is to be found in Clay Co Neb on the 1880 census)
>At 10:04 AM 09/25/2001 -0500, you wrote:
> >Hi Rich
> >My wife Mickie just handed me your email. She is tied up with other
> >and is trying to hand off some of the families (mine) to me. I'm not sure
> >what info you are looking for. The line of Elijah Mossholder and Rachel
> >Espich? If so Elijah is the second child and oldest son of George
> >born 20 Feb 1780 Somerset Co., PA and Elizabeth "Betsy" Miller. George is
> >7th child of John Mossholder born 1750 ? emigrated to US 1767 sailing
> >Jerry Parr
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Tuesday, September 25, 2001
Subject: Re: Mossholder
> Dear Jerry,
> Thank you so much for your reply.Yes, this is what I was hoping for.
> A couple of follow up questions?What is the nationality of the
> family, German?Are they found in Pa church records?
> And the last, do you know when George or Elijah left Pa and moved to Ohio?
> Thanks for our help.If I come across any Mossholder Info I think might
> useful to you, I'll send it along.
> Rich Edwards
At 10:12 PM 09/25/2001 -0500, you wrote:
Yes we would like any information you can provide on Mossholder descendants
especially a female as they are hardest to trace.
The nationality of John Mossholder is an unknown. We have assumed he came
from Holland or one of the Germanic states but no proof. Several variations
of the name exist but that may represent the nationality of the person doing
the recording. Many church records exist mostly in the Brothers Valley Twp.,
Somerset Co., PA area. I have no record on George but several of his
siblings were confirmed at the Pine Hill Lutheran Church located there. All
of the records seem to be in German and have been translated. Most of the
spouses are of Germanic origin which may be a clue or just association.
Elijah was born in PA in 1811 and his younger brother Elias was born in OH
in 1813. I think that is as close to a migration date as you will get.
We believe all Mossholders in the US are descendants of John and collect all
we find and attempt to link them. Only a couple old ones not yet connected
but were are working on it.