Sanford Bassler was born in the town of Knox, Albany County, September 16, 1865, the son of Lavinus (Levinus) Bassler and Katherine Weidman Bassler, of Schoharie county. His brother was:
Sanford Bassler graduated from the Albany Medical college in the class of 1896.
Sanford Bassler, M. D., moved to Joliet, Ill., to take up the practice of his chosen profession. He enjoyed a large and lucrative practice there. He was a member of many lodges in fraternal orders, and was examining physician for may orders.
Marriage & Children
Sanford Bassler married Miss Emma M. Wood (27 Nov 1873 - 9 Jan 1951) of Middleburg around 1896. Emma was the daughter of Robert Wood (1834 – 1902) and Christina Becker (1834 – 1899).
Dr. Sanford Bassler died at his home in Berne on Jan. 13, 1916, following a long illness.
In Memory of Sanford Bassler, M. D.
Dr. Bassler died at his home in Berne on Jan. 13, 1916, following a long illness.
Dr. Bassler was born in the town of Knox, Albany County, Sept. 16, 1865. He was the son of Lavinus and Katherine Weidman Bassler, of Schoharie county. The doctor was a descendant of one of the oldest families in America, tracing his ancestry to the first settlers here. He graduated from the Albany Medical college in the class of 1896. After a few months he married Miss Emma M. Wood of Middleburg and moved to Joliet, Ill., to take up the practice of his chosen profession. He enjoyed a large and lucrative practice there. He was a member of many lodges in fraternal orders, and was examining physician for may orders.
In May, 1906, Dr. Bassler was taken ill and finally removed to a hospital at Joliet, where he lingered between life and death for several months, but improved enough to9 be perated upon for abscess in the base of the lungs in July of the same year.
In the fall of 1906 Dr. Bassler came east, in the early part of 1907 he and his wife went to Texas. His health was such that for three years he went east, south, and west. On May 1, 1911, he came east to stay. In January, 1914, Dr. Bassler began another decline in health, and later suffered a general breakdown from which he never recovered.
In character Dr. Bassler was a man of refinement, one held in a high esteem by all who knew him. His untiring efforts to prove himself of some value to the sick and afflicted,whenever and whereever occasion required, did much to hasten his own affliction and bring on a disease to himself by exposure to rains, cold weather a nd night work, until the strong self-made man fell a victim. That caused his death, while he was still young and with a bright future in store for him.
Dr. Bassler labored with one end in view: Better to give of what you have and possess while life is yours, that to close up in a bushel. Thus, with his untiring efforts for suffering humanity we can only say: "He fought a good fight. The battle is won and victory is his." Triumphant in a golden crown that God alone gave him whom He claimed him as His own, Dr. Bassler was buried Jan. 15, 1916, under the ???? of the Masonic order of which he was a prominent member. Interment was a Weed familyplot in Middleburg. Dr. Bassler leaves a widow and father as his surviving relatives.
- Altamont Enterprise - March 10, 1916
1880 United States Federal Census
about Sanford Bassler
Name: Sanford Bassler
Birth Year: abt 1866
Birthplace: New York
Home in 1880: Knox, Albany, New York
Relation to Head of House: Son
Marital Status: Single
Father's Name: Levinus Bassler
Father's Birthplace: New York
Mother's name: Catharine Bassler
Mother's Birthplace: New York
Occupation: At School
Levinus Bassler 42
Catharine Bassler 37
Sanford Bassler 14
Walter Bassler 9
J. Belle Bassler 5