John Phillip Moehling

Does MPHS have photographs: Yes

Address in Mount Prospect:

Birth Date: December 4, 1875

Death Date: July 26, 1947

Date: June 11, 1903

Spouse: Maria Kirchoff

Children: Gertrude, Laura, Theodore, Edwin, John P. Jr., Vivian

Interesting information on life, career, accomplishments:

John Phillip Moehling was the son of John Conrad Moeling, and like his father he spent years of his life working to improve Mount Prospect. In 1917 he was Mount Prospect’s first Police Magistrate and later, in 1929 worked as the village collector. He was a charter member of the Mount Prospect Lions Club. Between 1913 and 1916 he was the secretary of the Board of Education for the short lived Mount Prospect High school. He also served as a democratic election judge for 32 years. Similar to his father, he worked in a number of different fields. He formed a real estate brokerage firm in the 1920s. He built a Standard Oil Service Station on the corner of Northwest highway and Main, the first full service station in Mount Prospect. He also continued his father’s business and expanded it by becoming an agent for the International Harvester Company, Deering Division. He later changed with the times and shifted from selling plows to selling lawn mowers.

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