A. J. Moehl, formerly proprietor of the City Hotel. It was the only hostlery in town whose ty, August 29, 1870, receiving his education in the county schools. He is of German descent, all of his direct ancestors having been born in the Fatherland, the birth of his father, August, occurring there in 1844. His paternal grand- father was Henry Moehl. The maternal grandparents were Adam and Annie (Winke) Weppler, and they also were natives of Germany.
Our subject began to learn the carpenter’s trade at the age of twenty and followed that line of business in Peoria, also occupying himself as a contractor and builder in the surrounding country. During that period of his life he erected a number of the finest residences in Washington.
In December 1902, Mr. Moehl’s health began to fail and he was obliged to give up his trade, at that time taking charge of the City Hotel. It was the only hostelry in town whose rates were but a dollar a day, and its patronage consisted of a large percentage of the boarders of Washington. On March 1, 1904, he disposed of the hotel business, and opened a restaurant in Washington of which he is now the proprietor.
Mr. Moehl is a German Lutheran in his religious views, and he has always supported the Republican party. He was married in Washington February 2, 1892, to Miss Katherine Bloominshein, and they have one child, Arthur. Mrs. Moehl was born June 30, 1871.
Historical Encyclopedia of Illinois and History of Tazewell County - page 1046
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