Thursday, February 3, 2011

Rev. Moses Kieffer

Moses Kieffer was born to Christian and Mary (Poorman) Kieffer in Franklin County, Pennsylvania, in 1814. He graduated from Marshall College in 1838. After attending Theological Seminary, Moses Kieffer was licensed as a minister in 1839. Rev. Moses Kieffer served as a minister in churches in Pennsylvania, Maryland,Iowa, and Ohio. In 1840, Rev. Kieffer Miss Catherine Ann Smith. In 1855 Rev. Kieffer became president of Heidelberg College, at Tiffin, Ohio,and he served in that office for thirteen years. He was also involved in the publishing of religious materials.

In 1868, Rev. Kieffer moved to Sandusky, Ohio. Following the death of the first Mrs. Kieffer, Rev. Moses Kieffer married the widow of Charles Barney, Elizabeth Caldwell Dennis Barney. Rev. Moses Kieffer died in Sandusky, Ohio on February 3, 1888. He was buried at Sandusky's Oakland Cemetery. An obituary for Rev. Moses Kieffer is found online.

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