William Moschel was born in Germany in 1854, received his education in the common schools, and settled in Tazewell County in 1861. He was employed as a clerk for fifteen
years, and after this long and profitable business experience, formed a partnership with Erastus Roberts in the grain and stock business. The association continued uninterruptedly from 1876 to 1897, when they admitted Samuel Mosiman into partnership.
The firm conducts a line of ten elevators, all of them being located in Tazewell County and connected by a private telephone. It has stockyards in connection with each elevator, and is also interested in the banking business. The main office is located in Morton.
Mr. Moschel’s public spirit is shown y his presentation to the town of a tract of four acres of land, on which is being erected a new township high school. He was married at Morton in 1876 to Miss Mary Zimmerman, a native of Hamilton County, Ohio. The father of Mr. Moschel, Nicholas, was born in Germany in 1811. He married Miss Susanna Swartz, also born in Germany, in 1828.
Historical Encyclopedia of Illinois and History of Tazewell County - page 1048