California Genealogy and History Archives
In Mr. Moser we find a native son of the state who has never been out of the confines of the state in which he was born. On both sides of the family he is of French descent, and at the time of his birth, in 1856, his parents were residents of San Francisco. After graduating from the public schools of that metropolis he received further advantages in a course in St. Maryís college, all of which gave him a good preparation for the duties of life which lay before him. As soon as he was old enough to choose his own course in life he followed mining for a time. After this experience he returned to his home in San Francisco, but soon afterward went to Napa county and for fourteen years filled a position in an asylum. During this time he also owned and maintained a ranch upon which he made his home. Upon resigning his position in the asylum he came to Sonoma county and for about two years conducted what was known as the Wall Springs near Santa Rosa, disposing of this, however, at the end of that time to engage in his present business. He now maintains a thriving general store four miles from Santa Rosa. This is the only store of the kind in that immediate vicinity and consequently receives the patronage of the rural population for miles around.
Transcribed by Peggy Hooper 2011