Posted By:Mary Hitchcock
Subject:J.D. Musser, 10/29/1842 York Co. PA - 1899 Johnson Co. IA
Post Date:June 21, 2003 at 05:29:26
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J.D. Musser, farmer and Merchant, post-office River Junction; was born in York Co. PA October 29, 1842 and came to Johnson Co. in the fall of 1856. He first lived in Iowa City; then came to Fremont township 3 years after, where he has since lived, and followed farming, and now owns 1240 acres of land. In 1875 he put in a stock of dry-goods and groceries at River Junction, and now carries a fine stock of goods, and is also postmaster of that plaee. He married November 24, 1863, to Elizabeth Rayner, a daughter of Joseph Rayner, who came to this county in 1853. They have 6 children, viz: Francis, Sarah G., Jane E., Mary R., Joseph R., and J.D. Jr. Mr and Mrs. Musser are members of the church of God. Source: History of Johnson Co, IA 1836-1882, Page 884.