About George Moshier
He was a soldier in the war of 1812 and '15
He came to Rochester in 1821, and was an accomplished blacksmith and a Free Mason.
Preface: The earliest known history of the Moshier family is found in the Kocherthal Records, which are the records of the Palatines who fled from the ravages of the French in the valley of the Rhine in the late 17th to early 18th centuries. Most of them went down the Rhine into the Netherlands, and thence to England. A large number eventually settled in West Camp, Ulster County, and in Germantown, Columbia County, New York. The first of the Moshier family in America appears to have been Johan Jacob Mushier, and the earliest record of him is when in 27 July 1710 his daughter Catharina married Johan Haner, widower.
References for him and his immediate family:
German Reformed Church Records, East Camp, p. 63
Linlithgo Church Record, p. 46.
Hoes: Registers of Old Dutch Church. Kingston, p. 590.
Caatsbaan Church Records, p. 24.
Olde Ulster, Vol. II, p. 51.
Record of Marriages in Church at West Camp, (manuscript at New York Genealogical and
Biographical Society), p. 80.
Jonathan Pearson: Contributions for the First Settlers of the Patent and City of Schenectady,New York.
Additional references, too numerous to list here.
George Moshier's Timeline
Greenbush, NY, USA
February 15, 1816
March 18, 1818
April 3, 1821
October 28, 1824
August 13, 1836
July 9, 1870
Rochester, NY, USA