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Dromand A. Mosher

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Dromand A. Mosher

Posted: 1128791007000
Classification: Biography
Surnames: Mosher, Freeman, Brunt, Howenstine, Miller, Dial
From Biographical Memoirs of Huntington County, 1901, pages 563-564

The subject of this biography is a native of the state of Ohio, where his birth occurred in the year 1854. His father, Elihu G. Mosher, was born in the Keystone state, was married there about 1838 to Rebekah Freeman, and by her had a family of five children, namely; Mary J., born August 29, 1842; married David Brunt and lives in Ohio; Phoebe died at the age of six years; William H., born June 1, 1849, married Harriet Howenstine, was killed July 12; two children were killed June 30, on getting off an Erie train and walking along the Wabash track toward home were struck by a fast train moving west; and Dromand A., second in order of birth.

Elihu G. Mosher was a cooper in early life and later learned the shoemaker's trade, also was engaged for some time in agricultural pursuits. He possessed strong mental characteristics and was a man of considerable intellectual culture, having obtained a good education in his youth and later enriched his mind by general reading upon all varieties of subjects.

Dromand A. Mosher was reared on a farm, and while still a boy endeavored to enter the army, but being considerably under age, his father prevented him from carrying out his desire to be a soldier. By the time he was twenty-one he found himself in possession of twenty acres of land in Ohio, later selling, and soon became a resident of Huntington county, Indiana, where he purchased forty acres in 1867, and on this he began market gardening and general farming, paying especial attention to the former, in which his success from the first was very flattering. He has since devoted his attention largely to raising vegetables, small fruits, etc., for the Huntington market, in addition to which he is now largely engaged in the poultry business, a line of trade returning him a handsome income. Associated with him in the raising and shipping of poultry, dealing in eggs, etc., is his daughter, with whom he is now planning to operate upon a far more extensive scale in the future.

Mr. Mosher is a man of strong will, and when once setting his mind upon the accomplishment of an object, knows no such thing as discouragement, and rests not until his project is carried to successful issue. He has won success from what to the majority would have ended in failure, and from his small farm usually realized greater financial returns than do many farmers from lands a dozen times its area.

Mr. Mosher's marriage was solemnized in the year 1867 with Miss Rosa A. Miller, of Ohio, the nuptials having been celebrated in Ohio. Two children have resulted from the union: Alanora, born September 26, 1868, married John Dial, but is still living with her father, with whom, as already stated, she is associated in business. The second, Emry Irvin, born February 24, 1875, is also an inmate of the parental home, and his father's able assistant on the farm.

In politics Mr. Mosher is a firm believer in the principles of the Republican party, and for a number of years has been an active worker, especially during campaigns, when he makes his influence felt as a winner of votes. He has served on the county central committee several times, and is usually chosen a delegate from his precinct to township, county and district conventions. A great reader, he is universally well informed, especially in the Holy Scriptures, of which for many years he has been a profound and critical student. Few men are as well posted in the books of the Old and New Testament as he, and a discussion with a friend upon matters religious usually results in an easy victory in his favor. He has always endeavored to measure his life by strict principles of rectitude, and few people can present a character so nearly flawless or a reputation against which so little in the way of criticism can be uttered. He is a commendable example of the successful self made man, and as such his name is honored by the people of his neighborhood and also throughout many parts of the country where his reputation has preceded him.

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