Bassler, Hannah Anna

From Helderberg Hilltowns of Albany County, NY


Daughter of Frederick Bassler (born in Basel canton, Switzerland) and Anna Danner. In 1749 her father migrated to Philadelphia. He later married Anna Danner. The family migrated on foot to what is now Knox, Albany County, NY. His daughter Annatje Bassler was baptised 1761 Schoharie.

Military Service

Hannah's husband, Peter Fetterly, served on the British side in the war. For being a Loyalist, he was designated a "United Empire Loyalist". Peter has been accepted as a UEL by the United Empire Loyalist Association of Canada. Refer to

Marriage and Children

She married Peter Fetterly in Schoharie, NY, in 1783. Peter was the son of Philip Fetterly & Anna Margaretha (aka Margarita Schoein) who lived in the Helderberg area of NY. They raised a large family, most of them born in Ontario, Canada.


  • Hannah died 1840, and is buried at Harkness Cemetery, Matilda Twp, Dundas Co., Ontario, Canada.