MOSES E. SPRINGER, the leading undertaker of Englewood, N. J., was born August 5, 1827, in New York City, where he resided until 1857, when he went to Wisconsin, where he remained two years. His education was acquired partly in the public schools, but chiefly through his own exertions and by those means which an ambitious youth finds amid the active employments of life. Thrown at an early age upon his own resources, he manfully paved his way in the world, picked up here and there valuable bits of information, and rapidly acquired a practical experience which has served him well throughout his career.
For about fifteen years, both before and after his residence in Wisconsin, Mr. Springer was successfully engaged in business as a builder and contractor. In 1859 he returned East and settled in Englewood, N. J., where he still resides, and where he has successfully conducted an undertaking business since he retired from contracting. He is now the leading undertaker in that town, and has also been active in public affairs, having served for three years as Tax Assessor. He was one of the founders of Englewood Lodge of Good Templars and was a charter member of Tuscan Lodge, No. 115, F. and A. M., of Englewood, of which he is still a prominent member and Past Master. He is a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church, a public spirited and enterprising citizen, and in all the relations of life has displayed the attributes which mark a successful man. During the past eleven years he has been Secretary of the Englewood Mutual Loan and Building Association, a position which he still holds.
Mr. Springer was married, in 1854, to Mary A. Golding, of New York City. Their children are Hester, Mary E., George W., Charles W., and Josephine Burr Springer.
Source: Genealogical History of Hudson and Bergen Counties, New Jersey, Editor, Cornelius Burnham Harvey, The New Jersey Genealogical Publishing Company, 1900, page 164-166.