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WELLSVILLE CRESCENT CLUB

4/18/2014

The Wellsville Crescent Club met April 15 at the home of Barbara Saner. President Midge Casselman opened the meeting with the reading of the day and welcomed all members.

The program, “Coming to Kansas,” was presented by Lenore Mauslein. This was the story of her great-grandparents’ journey to Hiawatha, Kan., from Watenville, Switzerland, in 1854.

The Wellsville Crescent Club met April 15 at the home of Barbara Saner. President Midge Casselman opened the meeting with the reading of the day and welcomed all members.

The program, “Coming to Kansas,” was presented by Lenore Mauslein. This was the story of her great-grandparents’ journey to Hiawatha, Kan., from Watenville, Switzerland, in 1854.

In their 20s, John and Maglena Moser and their 9-month-old son embarked on the long and arduous journey by trains, ocean and riverboats, ferries and last an oxen-drawn wagon. The young couple established their home, farm and later a brick-and-tile business in Hiawatha, and then raised eight children. Maglena lived until 1897 and John until 1916.

Fifteen members answered roll call. Incoming president Dorothy Jones reported the new program booklets will be ready to pass out at the next meeting. Flo Lyon reported plans for the May outing as follows: a tour of Wellsville’s new Retirement and Rehab Center, a luncheon at Perkins in Gardner and a visit to the history museum in Gardner.

The meeting was adjourned for refreshments served by the hostess, Saner, and co-hostess Sandra Hausler. The next and final meeting for this year will be the spring outing May 20.

 — Submitted by

Carol Cramer,

reporter

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