Wellington Genealogy Group
Wellington Genealogy Group

Member of GAR post 219

Marvin Mosher

Age: 79
Birthplace: Lake Co., O.
Residence: Brighton, O.
Occupation: Farmer
Entry into the Service
Date: 10/-1861
Rank: Private
Co.: H
Regiment: 43rd O.V.I.
Final Discharge
Date: 7/-1865
Rank: Private
Co.: H
Regiment: 43rd O.V.I.
Length of Service: 45 months
Cause of Discharge: Gen. Order
Date of Muster into the G.A.R.: 8/22,'00
When Honorably Discharged:
When Suspended:
When Dropped:
Where Buried:
Nature of Wounds Received:
When and in what Engagements Wounded:


Wellington Enterprise 5 April 1905 pg 2

The venerable Marvin Mosher of Brighton, died on the 30th inst., at the age of 84 years. The funeral was held on Saturday afternoon. He was much respected and was a veteran of the Civil war. He was buried with military honors, by the members detailed from Hamlin Post, G.A.R.

Wellington Enterprise 12 April 1905 pg 3

Marvin Mosher was born in Perry, Lake Co, O., March 2nd, 1821, and died March 30th, 1905 aged 84 years, 28 days. At the time of his death he resided at the home of his nephew, Walter Mosher, on the old homestead of his brother Hugh, where he has lived for the past eleven years.

He was one of a family of twelve children; six boys and six girls, Marvin being the eleventh child. He resided with his parents in Perry, Lake county, O., until the year 1844, then removed with them to Brighton, Lorain county, Ohio.

He was married in his younger days to Abigail French, who lived but a few months; later to Susan Lamb, then to Hester Peck. Four children were born to the second marriage, George, Walter, Frank and Mary. He is survived by one son, Frank Mosher of Stony Ridge, Wood county, O., and an only daughter, Mrs. J.B. Smith of Holland, Lucas county, O. He also leaves ten grand children, six great-grandchildren and a great many relatives and friends.

His father served in the Mexican war, his grandfather in the Revolutionary war, and he in the war of the Rebellion, enlisting at Camden, O., Oct. 25, 1861 and was discharged in July 1865, serving nearly four years. Deceased was a brother Hugh Mosher, the noted fifer and original of A.M. Willard’s famous picture, “Yankee Doodle.”

He joined the Methodist church in his younger days and remained a faithful Christian and always took great comfort reading his Bible until his mind failed in the last years. Everyone liked Uncle Marvin, as he was always called, which tells better than words how well and favorably he was known.

We, the undersigned, wish to thank the many friends and neighbors for their many acts of kindness; also those who sang and the Comrades for their able services.
Mary Smith.
J.B. Smith.
Frank Mosher.
Walter Mosher.
Cora Mosher.