Term: Kneeland, Moses 1809 - 1864
Definition: businessman, railroad promoter and executive, b. New York state. He was the half brother of James Kneeland (q.v.). He moved to Milwaukee in 1842, and eventually became identified with the promotion of several railroads. He was an important stockholder and a director of the Fond du Lac and Green Bay R.R. Co., was vice-president of the Fond du Lac and La Crosse R.R. Co. (1854-1857), and president of the Milwaukee and Minnesota R.R. (1857-1864). A Democrat, he was a trustee of the city of Milwaukee, Milwaukee alderman, and a member of the city board of supervisors. J. S. Buck, Milwaukee under the Charter (2 vols., Milwaukee, 1884-1886); S. F. Kneeland, 7 Centuries in the Kneeland Family (New York, 1897).
[Source: Dictionary of Wisconsin biography]