Jacob Moschel

The History of Gage County Nebraska, says that their father Christian, a cabinetmaker, died in Germany about 1854, and his wife Margaret (Schanzen) born in 1813 came to the U.S. , and she died in September 1886 in Beatrice, Nebraska.

In 1880 Chenoa, Illinois, Jacob, born about 1852 in Bavaria, is married to Carolina, 25 Illinois, and they have Jacob A. 4, Carolina E. 2, and Bertha A. one month, plus his mother-in-law Barbara Beach 70, born in "Darm"

Moschel Children-Standing (L-R) Ludwig, Frederick, Charles, Jacob; Seated Catherine, Daniel, Margaret

Margaret Moschel Klein Margaret's oldest living child was also named Margaret. She married John Klein in 1864. This was the first of what was to be three marriages in which Moschel siblings marry Klein siblings. The Kleins came to America from Germany in 1855. It is unknown whether the Moschels and Kleins knew each other in Germany, but probably not. By 1876 daughter Margaret was 34 and she and John had five children. Margaret and John moved from the Peoria area to Chenoa, Illinois, specifically Pike Township, in 1869 and bought a farm there.

Louis (Ludwig) Moschel Louis was 32 in 1876 and married Catherine Klein in 1869, the second marriage of a Moschel sibling marrying a Klein sibling, meaning Catherine was a sister to John Klein which made Catherine a twice sister-in-law to Margaret! And hold on, we have one more of these marriages coming up. Louis and Catherine moved to Beatrice in 1875 and were farming in the area by 1876. Louis and Catherine had three children by 1876 and Catherine was pregnant with the fourth.

Frederick Moschel Frederick was 30 in 1876 and married to Louise Kriegshauser who was pregnant with their first child. They lived in the Chenoa, Illinois, area, Frederick having purchased land there as a bachelor in 1873.

Charles Moschel Charles was 29 in 1876 and married to Maria Braun who was born in Germany. In 1876 the couple had one infant child named Christian. Charles and Maria moved to Beatrice, Nebraska, in 1875 to farm.

Jacob Moschel Jacob was 25 in 1876 and had just married Caroline Bietsch, a woman born in the U.S. (a first!) the year before and they already had their first child. Jacob bought farm land near Chenoa, Illinois, in 1887.

Daniel Moschel Daniel was 22 in 1876 and still single. In the spring of 1876 he was preparing to move to Beatrice, Nebraska, with his mother, Margaret.

In the Beatrice Nebraska cemetery is Margaretha Moschel - Sept 23, 1813  Oct 4, 1886 - # 90394465


Jacob timber-claimed a quarter in 30, 7N 48W in 1895.

In 1900 Chenoa Jacob, a hardware dealer- born Nov 1851, immigrating in 1862, married in 1875, and Carolina have Jacob A. 24, a carpenter, Carrie E. 22, Bertha A. 20, John B. 17, Edward E. 14, and Sarah K. 9.  All the kids were born in Illinois.

In 1910 Chenoa Jacob, Sr. has own income, with Caroline.  Edward 24 is a house painter,  and Sara 19.

John Bartholamew Moschell registered in Chicago, saying he was born June 6, 1882, an office manager of printing for Illinois Glass Co., nearest relatives Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Moschell of Chenoa.

1923 Beatrice Nebraska Jacob Moschel of Chenoa, Ill., brother of Mrs. Jacob Klein, Beatrice, called by death. 

In 1930 Chenoa Edward A. 44 and grandson Dwight Bull, 18, are living with widowed Caroline.

Jacob -1851-1922, Caroline 1855-1939, Bertha A. (Moschel) Bull -1880-1911 wife of Elmer I. Bull, John B. Moschel 1882-1928 - are all buried in Chenoa

Edward A. Moschel, born Dec 1885 at Chenoa, died there Feb 21, 1936, was an auto salesman, and is buried there.  Mother was Caroline Beach born in Spring Bay, Illinois.

December 26 1972 CHENOA -- Mrs. Mattie B. Moschel, 93, died at 12:23 p.m. Sunday at Brokaw Hospital in Normal. She had been in failing health for five years. Her funeral will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Pils Memorial Home, Chenoa, with the Rev. Alfred Basten officiating. Burial will be in Chenoa Cemetery. Friends rnay call from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home. Mrs. Moschel was born Nov. 16,1879, at Rutland, a daughter of Thomas and Matilda (Smith) Boyd. She married Jacob A. Moschel on Dec. 12, 1900, in Chenoa. He died in 1956. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Helen Brown, of Chenoa, and Mrs. Thelma Browne, of Lincoln, and two grandchildren . and three great grandchildren. Preceding her in death were four sisters and seven brothers. She was a member of the Chenoa Presbyterian Church for 74 years. She was a past worthy matron of the Bethlehem Chapter of the Eastern Star, and a member of the Friendship Circle. The family suggests memorials to the church.