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The Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography, Volume 38, January 1, 1914
OBITUARY NOTICES OF PENNSYLVANIA SOLDIERS OF THE REVOLUTION
COLLECTED BY WILLIAM SUMMERS
[The following obituary notices of officers and privates who
served in the Continental Line and Militia of Pennsylvania during
the Revolution have been collected from the newspapers of Montgomery
Christian Moser.-Died on the 22d. inst. at the residence of his son-in-
law, in Swedesburg, Upper Merion township, Christian Moser, in the 84th
year of his age. Mr. M. was of German extraction, his father having
immigrated to this country and settled in Berks county, a short time
previous to the birth of the former. He was among the true and unflinching
patriots of '76, having been engaged in some of the most memorable battles
which mark the history of the Revolution. At the massacre of Paoli he
barely escaped with his life, and at the taking of Stony Point, he obeyed
the mandate of his leader, with a devotion and heroism which the true lover
of his country can only know. During the later years of his life, a cataract
in both eyes so prevented his vision, that life too seemed scarcely worth
possessing, but his character, firmness, and resignation so strangely marked,
that even painful bodily afflictions did not disturb the calmness and
tranquility of this truly venerable man.
-Norristown Register, January 9, 1839.
[Buried at St. John's Lutheran Church, Center Square.]
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