From the 1885 History of Steuben County, Indiana

page 616



John F. Musser was born in Cumberland County, Pa., Nov. 9, 1843, and came to Steuben County when a child with his parents, Henry and Mary Musser.  He remained at home till after the breaking out of the war of the Rebellion, and Aug. 15, 1862, enlisted in Company B, One Hundredth Indiana Infantry.  He participated in the siege of Vicksburg and the battles preceeding that siege; the battles of Jackson, Chattanooga, Mission Ridge, Atlanta campaign, Jonesboro, Lovejoy's Station; was with Sherman through the Carolinas, and participated in the grand review at Washington, May 22, 1865.  He was wounded at Mission Ridge.  He was discharged June 28, 1865, and returned to Steuben County.  He was married Sept. 28, 1868, to Harriet Snyder, a native of Ohio, daughter of Henry and Elizabeth Snyder, who settled in Richland Township in 1858, where the father died and the mother still lives.  Mr. and Mrs. Musser have three children -- Cora E., Lee H. and Ray H.  Mr. Musser is a member of Mt. Pleasant Lodge, No. 239, I.O.O.F., of which he has been Recording Secretary eight years.  In 1880 he was elected Justice of the Peace and filled the office acceptably four years, when he declined re-election.  In politics he is a Republican.  He is an active, enterprising citizen, giving his support to all projects of public benefit.



Submitted by Kim Davoli