MOESLEIN, EDWARD, manager of the Capitol City Shoe Manufacturing Company, was born in Eckweisbach, Germany, January 24, 1849. He is a son of David and Cecilia (Niebeling) Moeslein, both of Germany. His boyhood and youth were spent in his native land. He received his education i the public schools, after which he was apprenticed for five years to learn carpentry and building. After his apprenticeship was over he worked at his trade as a journeyman until 1870. He was drafted into the German army, and served his country faithfully for two years in the Franco-Prussian war, during which time he, with his regiment, participated in seventeen engagements. He was present at the battle of Sedan, where Louis Napoleon was made a prisioner. After his discharge from the army at the close of the war, he continued to work at his trade in his native land for a year and a half. In 1874 he embarked for America and landed at New York. He came at once to Harrisburg and since June 1, 1874, has been continuous resident of this city. The first eight years in Harrisburg he spent at his trade, in connection with the building of St. Lawrence Roman Catholic Church. In 1882 he began contracting and building on his own account and continued this business until August, 1895. At this date he engaged in the manufacture of Children’s shoes in conection with Joseph Youngel. On January 6, 1896, a stock company was formed and Mr. Moeslein was appointed to his present position as manager.
Edward Moeslein was married in Hannau, Germany, January 21, 1872, to Martina Bittner. They have had five children, three living: William E., Adam and Charles.
He is a member of Peace and Plenty Lodge, No. 69, I.O.O.F.; Herman Castle, No.339, K. of G.E.; and K. of M.C., No. 17. He is president of the American and the Union Building and Loan associations, assistant secretary of the Columbia and the Harrisburg Building and Loan association and a member of the Board of Trade. Mr. Moeslein and his family attend the St. Lawrence Roman Catholic church.