Burl Moughler was born in Wilmington Township, DeKalb County, a mile and a quarter south and a half mile east of Butler, August 16, 1881. a son of John and Alice (Hendershot) Moughler. His father was born in Wayne County, Ohio, February 9, 1850, and his mother in Defiance County, Ohio, March 6, 1857. Both are residents of Troy Township, where they located when their son Burl was three years old. The mother is a member of the United Brethren Church. The father is a democrat. They have two sons, Burl and Glenn, the latter a farmer in Wilmington Township.

Burl Moughler acquired his education in the district schools and as a young man he rented a baleing outfit and for three years traveled about the different farms baling hay. On December 19, 1903, he married Delia C. Riser, who was born in Troy Township August 5, 1885. For three years after their marriage they rented land in Stafford Township, and then with the limited capital above noted bought their present home. The additional forty acres was acquired in 1918. Mr. Moughler breeds good grades of livestock, and for several years has fed hogs and cattle on an extensive scale. His two sons are enthusiastic members of the Boys Pig Clubs, and were contestants in the pig feeding contest for the districts of Stafford, Troy, Wilmington and Franklin townships and were awarded the first prize of $20 in gold.

The children of Mr. and Mrs. Mougler are: Olis L., born October 21, 1904; Ora Dale, born August 12, 1906; Roy J., born December 23, 1912; and Helen, born February 27, 1915. The family are members of the United Brethren Church and Mr. Moughler is trustee of the parsonage and formerly superintendent of the Sunday school and active in all departments of the church. He is affiliated with Lodge No. 157 of the Knights of Pythias at Butler and is a member of the Modern Woodmen of America at Edgerton, Ohio. Politically he is a republican.

("History of Northeast Indiana: LaGrange, Steuben, Noble and DeKalb Counties," Lewis Publishing Co., Chicago, 1920)



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