The Moulder family of Norcross has roots stretching back in America to the mid-18th century, when three Moulder brothers, Lewis (born 1730), John (1733) and Valentine (1735) arrived in Philadelphia from Germany. Their descendant Henry Adner Moulder (1880 – 1930) married Mary Elizabeth (“Lizzie”) Bailey (1885-1945), a native of the Warsaw community (today’s Johns Creek)around 1903, and together they farmed land along Norcross Tucker Road and raised eleven children.
After the death of Adna Moulder his widow Lizzie and several of her children moved to a home on Barton Street in Norcross; she and her children lived in that house for the next 70 years.The Moulder children attended the local schools and were involved in a number of activities and professions in their lives.
Examples include Glenn Moulder, died in 1936 at the age of 26 as a result of an industrial accident at the National Biscuit Company plant in Atlanta, where he worked. His brother Frank played baseball on the Norcross town team when growing up and worked for the Federal Aviation Administration, inspecting airports and installing equipment and procedures. Sister Lucille had a long career as a second grade schoolteacher, working at the Glover School, a few miles from Norcross, as well as in other locations in the area. Brother Carl was admitted to the bar, but worked for the Internal Revenue Service rather than practice. Sister Virginia Moulder worked at The Coca-Cola Company for many years, including as an assistant to the company’s long-time Chairman, Robert Woodruff.
Brother Edwin Moulder, who lived in Norcross until his death at the age of 97 in 2014, worked as an electrician, starting as a lineman for Georgia Power when a young man, and then later running his own company. He was drafted into the United States Army in 1942 and served for the duration of the war. His first assignment was in an anti-aircraft battery sent to Casablanca, and his American contingent moved through North Africa, on to Italy and then across France. He suffered severe frostbite while holding off the German counter-attack in the Battle of the Bulge, the decisive battle of the Western European campaign.