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John Waltz Moore

John was born October 8,1842 in Harrisburg, Daulphin County, Pennsylvania.

His parents were Jacob Moore and Catherine Waltz. He was the first child of ten.

In 1856 he moved to Juda, Green County, Wisconsin with his parents.

On December 6 1861 John enlisted in Company B of the Eighteenth Wisconsin Regiment and fought in the Civil War in the western army. He mustered out on March 14, 1865 as his term of enlistment had expired.

PDF of John's military service

In 1865 following his discharge on March 14, he went to Helena, Montana (mining area) by wagon train.

In 1868 he returned to Waterloo, Iowa to become head of the family with his invalid father.

In 1871 he moved to Farmers Valley, Nebraska and homesteaded. He managed a store in Sutton in 1874 or 76.

John married Eliza Jane Hughes on August 18, 1880 in Nebraska City, NE. They lived in a sod house on the homestead. They had seven children, James Hughes (August 9, 1881 to 1957), Thomas Raymond (April 29, 1883 to April 29, 1961), Omer Ross (April 6, 1885 to November 17, 1964), Oscar Leslie (February 18, 1887 to April 25, 1959), Frank Waltz (November 29, 1889 to July 20, 1965). Esther May (December 24, 1892 to May 11, 1980), and Nellie Lousie (December 21,1894 to November 14, 1993).

In 1886 he moved the family to Virginia where Leslie was born.

In 1889 he moved to Pickrell, Nebraska where the last three children were born. John and his brother Will bought the Dan Nicewonger's General Store in Pickrell. He bought out Will's share of the store in 1899.

In 1899 John moved the family to Union, Oregon

In March of 1902 he moved to Chehalem Center, Oregon (just north of Newberg.) They traveled on the Southern Pacific Railroad.

In 1907 he moved to the community of Laurel, Oregon onto a farm.

In 1912 he moved to the corner of 5th and College in Newberg, Oregon

John died in Newbrg, Oregon on February 8, 1923 at the age of 80 years, 4 months. He was buried on the 12th of February at the GAR Cemetery in Newberg, Oregon.

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John Waltz Moore and Eliza Jane Hughes Moore

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Front row: William Clayton Moore (Uncle Will), Catherine Waltz Moore (Grandma), John Waltz Moore. Back Row: Elizabeth Moore (Aunt Lizzie), Samuel Henry Moore (Uncle Sam), Mary Ann Moore Douglas (Aunt Mary)

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Seated left to right: Esther May, John Waltz, Eliza Jane, Nellie Louse. Standing Thomas Raymond, ?, ?, James Hughes, Omer Ross

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