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Peter C. Bassler

Birth

Peter Charles Bassler was born August 27, 1906, in Berne. He was the son of Charles D. Bassler (1874-1950) and Elsie Schoonmaker (1876-1962). His siblings were:

Occupation

In his early years Peter Bassler was a very active trapper as were many boys of that time period. Trapping was a way to make extra money. He drove truck for Everett Schoonmaker before he started his own trucking business transporting milk. He finished his working career with Helderberg Bluestone.

Marriage & Children

Peter married Sarah Esther Weidman on December 16, 1930. This union produced four children:

  • Ruth Bassler - Ruth Lomasney and her husband, R. Timothy, of Gales Ferry, Conn.;
  • Eleanor Bassler - Eleanor Bassler of Palo Alto, Calif.
  • Fred Peter Bassler b. June 30, 1934 - Fred Bassler and his wife, Janice, of Berne - married Janice Irene LeBuis
  • John Bassler b. January 28, 1951 d. November 22, 2000 - John E. Bassler and his wife, Chrystal, of Berne;

Death

Peter died on February 16, 2000, at his home in Berne and is buried in Woodlawn Cemetery.

Obituary

Peter Charles Bassler Obituary - Altamont Enterprise - Thursday, February 17, 2000

BERNE — Peter C. Bassler, 93, died peacefully Feb. 16, 2000, at his home in Berne.

He was born Aug. 27, 1906 on the Bassler family farm in Berne, son of the late Charles and Elsie Schoonmaker Bassler, and was a direct descendent of Frederick Bassler, who was one of the original settlers of Berne in the 1750's.

For several years, he operated his own trucking business, transporting milk from the Hilltowns to Schenectady. Later, he worked at Helderberg Bluestone in East Berne, from which he retired.

He was a member of the former Beaverdam Reformed Church in West Berne and, later, the First Reformed Church in Berne, where he had served on the consistory. Mr. Bassler enjoyed the outdoors, and spent a great deal of time in his gardens.

Survivors include his wife, Sarah Weidman Bassler, whom he married Dec. 16,1930; two daughters, Eleanor Bassler of Palo Alto, Calif., and Ruth Lomasney and her husband, R. Timothy, of Gales Ferry, Conn.; two sons, Fred Bassler and his wife, Janice, of Berne, and John E. Bassler and his wife, Chrystal, of Berne; a sister, Clara Hatcher of Selkirk; six grandchildren; and four greatgrandchildren.

Services will be private. Arrangements are by the Fredendall Funeral Home in Altamont. Memorial contributions may be made to the First Reformed Church of Berne Memorial Fund, Berne, NY 12023.

Altamont Enterprise - Thursday, February 17, 2000

BASSLER, PETER C.: Newspaper Obituary and Death Notice

Times Union, The (Albany, NY) - Thursday, February 17, 2000

Deceased Name: BASSLER, PETER C.


BERNE -- Peter C. Bassler, died peacefully at home in his 94th year. He was born on the Bassler farm in Berne and was a direct descendant of Frederick Peter Bassler, who was one of the original families that settled in Berne in the 1750's. For several years, he operated his own trucking business transporting milk from the Hilltowns to Schenectady. Later, he worked at Helderberg Bluestone in East Berne, from which he later retired. He was a member of the former Beaverdam Reformed Church in West Berne and later, the First Reformed Church of Berne, where he was a member of the greater consistory. He enjoyed the outdoors and his garden, where he spent a great deal of his time. Survivors include his wife, Sarah Weidman Bassler, whom he married on December 16, 1930; two daughters, Eleanor Bassler of Palo Alto, CA and Ruth Lomasney and her husband, R. Timothy of Gales Ferry, CT; two sons, Fred Peter Bassler and his wife, Janice of Berne and John E. Bassler and his wife, Chrystal of Berne; one sister, Clara Hatcher of Selkirk; six grandchildren and four great grandchildren. A private funeral service will be held at the convenience of the family. Those who wish, may make memorial contributions to the First Reformed Church of Berne memorial fund, Berne, New York 12023.

Edition: EDITION: THREE STAR Page: B10 Copyright, 2000, (c) Times Union. All Rights Reserved.


Additional Media

Peter C. Bassler: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) Death Record
Name: Peter C. Bassler
State of Issue: New York
Date of Birth: Monday August 27, 1906
Date of Death: Wednesday February 16, 2000
Est. Age at Death: 93 years, 5 months, 20 days
Confirmation: Verified
Last known residence:
City: Berne; South Berne; West Berne
County: Albany
State: New York
ZIP Code: 12023
Latitude: 42.6069
Longitude: -74.1594

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