Henry Bassler

Brief Life History of Henry

When Henry Bassler was born on 11 December 1797, in Jackson Township, Lebanon, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Simon Basler, was 35 and his mother, Catharina Houtz, was 24. He married Anna Barbara Unger on 8 May 1821. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 7 daughters. He died on 16 January 1851, in Myerstown, Lebanon, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 53, and was buried in Mount Hope Cemetery, Jackson Township, Lebanon, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Henry Bassler
Anna Barbara Unger
Marriage: 8 May 1821
Sarah Ann Bassler
Maria Bassler
Maria Elizabeth Bassler
Susanna Bassler
Anna Maria Bassler
Captain John Henry Bassler
William Michael Bassler
Rebecca Lavina Bassler
William Daniel Bassler
Amanda Catharine Bassler

Sources (4)

  • Henry Bassler, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Henry Bassler, "BillionGraves Index"
  • 1834: Simon BASSLER dcd, Meyerstown land Partition, John LOOS; Deeds, 1813-1850 ; Index to Grantees and Grantors, 1813-1932

World Events (7)

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.


France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.


War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.

Name Meaning

German (also Bässler): variant of Basler .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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