Motzer, Daniel a Presbyterian minister, was born in Perry County, Pennsylvania, August 16, 1817. He graduated at Jefferson College, Pennsylvania; studied theology in the Western Seminary, Alleghany, Pennsylvania; was licensed by Carlisle Presbytery in 1848, and in 1849 was ordained and installed pastor of the church at Cold Spring, N.J. He subsequently served the churches of Madison and Adams's Mill, Muskingum County, Ohio, and near Warrenton, Fauquier County, Virginia, and lastly the Nealsville and Darnestown churches, in Montgomery County, Md. He died November 1, 1864. Mr. Motzer was a scriptural and edifying preacher, an untiring and affectionate pastor, and a kind and true friend. He felt a deep interest in the mental and religious training of the young, and the interests of the parochial school were very dear to his heart. See Wilson, Presb. Hist. Almanac, 1866, page 131.