Bassler, John Jost

From Helderberg Hilltowns of Albany County, NY


John Jost Bassler was born in Knox, Feb. 16, 1833, oldest son of Peter Bassler and Eve Deitz.[1]. His siblings were:

  • Mr. Lester Bassler of Berne
  • Mr. Albert Bassler of Berne, husband of Melvina Becker



Marriage & Children

John Jost Bassler married in 1852 Miss Mary E. Steiner of Berne. Their children were:

  • Josephine Bassler - Mrs. Warren Starkweather
  • Eve E. Bassler - Mrs. Alonzo Engle of Schenectady


John Jost Bassler died in September, 1906


John Jost Bassler Obituary - Altamont Enterprise — September 7, 1906


J. J. Bassler

Death has again visited the village of Guilderland, removing from her midst Mr. J. J. Bassler who patiently awaited his going, lovingly and patiently waiting for the Crossing, there was no mourning when be pushed out to sea, bound for the Golden Shore. Mr. Bassler was born in Knox, Feb. 16, 1833. He was the oldest son of Mr. and Mrs. Peter Bassler. In 1852 he was united in marriage to Miss Mary E. Steiner of Berne, who has been his loving helpmate for 54 years and was a constant attendant at his bedside through his last illness of 14 weeks. Besides his bereaved widow, be leaves two brothers, Mr. Lester Bassler and Mr. Albert Bassler, both of Berne, and two daughters, Mrs. Warren Starkweather and Mrs. Alonzo Engle of Schenectady and seven grand children, Mr. Wade Engle, of Green Island; Mr. Seward and Dewey Engle and the Misses Grace, Flossie and Flavia Engle, all of Schenectady, and Mrs. Silas L. Potter, of Geneva. Ohio, and one great grandson, Lawrence S. Potter, of Geneva, Ohio.

Our dear father he has left us
And bis loss is deeply felt

Altamont Enterprise - September 7, 1906

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