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August Moser

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.

Mr. Moserís marriage was celebrated in 1892, uniting him with Miss Emma Wolf, a native of Stockholm, Sweden, but who has been a resident of the United States since she was sixteen years of age. Two sons have been born of this marriage, the eldest of whom is Leroy, who is a graduate of the Santa Rosa grammar school and is now at home with his parents; and August Newton, who was born in San Francisco in 1896, and is now a student in the public schools of Santa Rosa. Mrs. Moserís parents are both living in Sweden, the father at the age of seventy-eight, and the mother sixty-seven years of age. In their religious belief they are Lutherans, and the training which their daughter received under their guidance has never been departed from. With her husband and family she is a member of the Lutheran Church at Santa Rosa. Politically Mr. Moser is a Republican.

History of Sonoma County, California
Biographical Sketches of The Leading Men and Women of the County Who Have Been Identified With Its Growth and Development from the Early Days to the Present
History By: Tom Gregory
Historic Record Company, Los Angeles, California (1911)

Transcribed by Peggy Hooper 2011