|Source:||The Annals of Iowa, Vol. VI - III Series.|
|A Historical Quarterly.
Edited by Charles Aldrich, A. M.
Published by The Historical Dept. of Iowa.
Des Moines. 1903-5.
J. J. MOSNAT was born in Bohemia, September 28, 1849; he died in Belle Plaine, Iowa, June 19, 1903. He came to America with his parents in 1852. The family settled first in Missouri, removing in 1862 to Wisconsin. In 1869 Mr. Mosnat came to Iowa. He took a regular course at the State University and graduated from the law department in 1875. He entered at once on the practice of law at Belle Plaine, where he afterward lived. He filled many local offices in his home town, and won a high place in the front rank of his profession. He represented the Tama-Benton district as State senator in the 23d and 24th general assemblies.