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
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.