SOMETHING NEW IN TOMBSTONES


| November/December 1953



John moser steam engine

Mr. Willard M. Jackson

R. D. 3, Eleva, Wis. The letter is self-explanatory and we think the idea is good. 

I promised you at Pontiac, Ill., last year that I would send you a picture of a tombstone of one of Wisconsin's prominent threshermen and steam engine enthusiasts.

As I promised for the ALBUM and I did not have a print that could be reproduced for the ALBUM I had to send for the gloss prints of that nature, and being rather slow have just gotten around to sending it to you. But due to the fact that it has been slow in coming it is now like the old engines, it cannot be replaced as the stone now has '53' engraved on it. Mr. Moser passed away April 7, 1953. He told me last fall when I visited him in the hospital, there were 26 different thresh rigs now on the runs he used to call his. Mr. Moser threshed for 62 years, starting when he was 19 years old. He asked to have a whistle buried with him and the wish was granted. He had the stone erected 20 years ago and is in the cemetery at Fountain City, Wis.

I have a Case '80' No. 35824 in fine condition. Enclosed please find check for my renewal of the ALBUM.