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Below is a family biography included in the book,  Portrait and biographical record of Lehigh, Northampton and Carbon counties, Pennsylvania published in 1894 by Chapman Publishing Company.  These biographies are valuable for genealogy research in discovering missing ancestors or filling in the details of a family tree. Family biographies often include far more information than can be found in a census record or obituary.  Details will vary with each biography but will often include the date and place of birth, parent names including mothers' maiden name, name of wife including maiden name, her parents' names, name of children (including spouses if married), former places of residence, occupation details, military service, church and social organization affiliations, and more.  There are often ancestry details included that cannot be found in any other type of genealogical record.

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MANAVER C. MOSER. Doubtless every resident of Palmer Township, Northampton County, is familiar with the name of this successful business man, who, embarking in the mercantile trade in 1886, has since conducted a large and profitable business among the people of his locality, proving by his excellent management of affairs the possession of more than ordinary commercial insight and ability. The store which he now superintends, and of which he is the owner, is situated on the corner of of Sixteenth and Washington Streets, and is stocked with a full and modern assortment of goods suited to the needs of his customers. He keeps a full line of dry goods, groceries, hardware, vegetables, ntions, flour and feed, etc., which he retails at reasonable prices.

In Northampton County, December 23, 1851, our subject was born to the union of William and Catherine Moser, also natives of this county, and residents of Palmer Township. While in youth he enjoyed such advantages as the neighboring schools afforded, yet his present varied information and business knowledge have been acquired mainly by persevering effort on his part. Reared upon a farm, he aided in the tilling of the soil, and also in early manhood learned the trade of a shoemaker, though this he has never followed to any great extent.

Associated with his brother Alfred, our subject in 1874 opened a general merchandise store, and the two continued in partnership until the death of the former, in 1886, since which time the latter has had entire charge of the store, being sole proprietor. The original site of his store was at the corner of Fifteenth and Washington Streets, but in 1890 he removed his establishment to his present stand at the corner of Sixteenth and Washington Streets.

The marriage of Mr. Moser united him with Miss Sarah, daughter of Joseph Miller, of Moore Township, this county, and one child has blessed their union, a daughter, Annie. Socially our subject is prominently identified with Lehicton Lodge No. 244, I. O. O. F., at Easton. In religious belief he is connected with the Lutheran Church, the services of which he attends regularly. In national issues, as well as in local matters, he is inclined to be independent, giving his ballot and influence to the men and measures that in his judgment will best promote the welfare of the people.

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This family biography is one of the numerous biographies included in the book, Portrait and biographical record of Lehigh, Northampton and Carbon counties, Pennsylvania published in 1894 by Chapman Publishing Company. 

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