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THE MOUSER FAMILY.
Peter Mouser was born in Virginia, where he married Christine Huffman. They emigrated to Ohio, in 1798, and settled below Chillicothe, where they remained one year. They then moved to the south part of Deer Creek township, and settled on Deer creek, where they remained two years, when they again moved to Perry township, and located on land now owned by his son, William Mouser. Peter Mouser died in 1872, aged ninety-three years. His wife died about 1855, aged seventy-five years.
Their children were: John, who married Margaret Porter; she died in Ross county, and he went to Illinois, to live with his children, and died there; Elizabeth, who married Rezon King, and died in Monroe township; Jacob P., who married Mary Ann Beatty, and moved to Illinois, where he died; William, who married Nancy Mace, and lives in Perry township; Catharine, who married Peter Carter, and lives in Fayette county, a widow; Mary who married Owen T. Reeves, and died in Perry township; Eliza, who married Josiah Reeves, and died in Perry township.
William Mouser was born October 1, 1807, and was married October 1, 1844, to Nancy Mace, who was born September 26, 1819. After marriage they lived on his father's place one year, when they moved to the farm they now occupy. Mr. Mouser had a start in life from his father's estate, receiving two hundred acres of land. By hard work and economy he added to it, until he now owns five hundred and fifty acres of land. In 1875 they built their present substantial and comfortable home a representation of which, accompanied by portraits of himself and wife, are inserted in connection with this sketch.