Samuel Bass1

Religion*18 February 1704Samuel became a member of the Old South Church, Boston, on 18 February 1704.2
Marriage*9 April 1717He married Christian Turell, daughter of Samuel Turell and Lydia Stoddard, on 9 April 1717 in Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England). They were married by the Presbyterian Reverend Mr. John Webb.1

Family

Christian Turell b. 17 Dec 1688
Children1.Lydia Bass3 b. 24 Apr 1718
2.Samuel Bass4 b. 28 Apr 1720
3.Christian Bass3 b. 19 Dec 1722
4.Daniel Bass+3 b. 12 Feb 1724/25, d. 19 Jan 1761
5.Rebecca Bass3 b. 27 Dec 1727
6.Ebenezer Bass3 b. 8 Nov 1730
7.Mary Bass+5 b. 10 Mar 1733/34

Citations

  1. [S746] Boston, Massachusetts Marriages, 1700-1809, online at www.americanancestors.org. Hereinafter cited as Boston Marriages, 1700-1809.
  2. [S494] Boston MA: Church Records, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Old South Church, page 18. Hereinafter cited as Boston MA: Church Records.
  3. [S494] Boston MA: Church Records, online at www.newenglandancestors.org.
  4. [S494] Boston MA: Church Records, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, page 142.
  5. [S494] Boston MA: Church Records, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Old South Church, page 180.

Samuel Bass1

b. 28 April 1720
Father*Samuel Bass2
Mother*Christian Turell2 b. 17 Dec 1688
Birth*28 April 1720Samuel Bass was born on 28 April 1720 in Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England),3
Baptism1 May 1720 and was baptized on 1 May 1720 at Old South Church, Boston.4
(Residual Legatee) Probate Dispute2 March 1780 On 2 March 1780, Nathaniel Thayer, Cornelius Thayer, Samuel Bass, William Andrews, Deborah (Thayer) Whitworth, Hannah (Thayer) Abbott, Christian (Bass) Armstrong, Mary Thayer, Sarah (Thayer) White and Rebecca (Bass) Thomas Fowle, all of Boston and residual legatees resulting from the will of the Reverend Ebenezer Turell, submitted a document to the court addressing their concerns regarding the inequities between the value of silver and gold compared with the value of Continental currency, which had gone through several changes and devaluations during and after the Revolutionary War. In 1780, paper money in the new United States, called Continentals, was worth only about 1/40th of its face value. The document stated their understanding that Simon Tufts Esq. of Medford, as Executor to the last will and testament of Ebenezer Turell, late of Medford, Clerk, was entitled by the will to a legacy of £20, and was by virtue of his Executorship in possession of a sum of silver and gold coin, which according to a law of Massachusetts for regulating the value of silver and god coin, amounted to £503, 15s, 6p. Their petition went on to state that a dispute had arisen between the Executor Simon and several of the legatees regarding whether their legacies ought to be paid in silver and gold or in the present currency of the state. The petition's subscribers recommended that the Executor pay them 2/3 of their legacies in silver and gold, after deducting 1/2 of his own legacy, and that the Executor's other half be paid to himself in paper money. The petition went on to recommend that the £150 allowed the Executor for all his services in settling the estate be paid in paper money. The petition's subscribers, all residual legatees as the children, or their heirs, of Lydia (Turell) Thayer and Christian (Turell) Bass, both of whom were deceased sisters of the late Reverend Turell, agreed to be obligated to the court for the sum of £100,000 in lawful money of the state as protection for the Executor. Their document stated that in the case any debts owed to the estate were recovered which would increase the assets owed to the Executor, they would refund their prorated parts of those debts on the condition that their obligation of £100,000 to the court be voided and of no effect. Their petition concluded with the statement that should they fail to keep their agreement, their obligation would remain in full force and effect.5
(Residual Legatee) Massachusetts Money The pound was the currency of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and its colonial predecessors until 1793. Like the British pound sterling of that era, the Massachusetts pound was subdivided into 20 shillings, each of 12 pence, but the Massachusetts and British pounds were not equivalent in value. British and other foreign coins were widely circulated in Massachusetts, supplemented by locally-produced coins between about 1652 and 1682 and by local paper money from 1690.

The paper money issued in colonial Massachusetts was denominated in pounds, shillings, and pence. Initially, six shillings were equal to one Spanish dollar. After years of high inflation, in 1749 Massachusetts withdrew its paper money from circulation and returned to money in the form of coin.

After the American Revolutionary War began in 1775, the Continental Congress began issuing paper money known as Continental currency, or Continentals. Continental currency was denominated in dollars from 1/6 of a dollar to $80, including many odd denominations in between. During the Revolution, Congress issued $241,552,780 in Continental currency.

Continental currency depreciated badly during the war, giving rise to the famous phrase "not worth a continental". Several factors contributed to the declining value. Monetary policy was not coordinated between Congress and the states which, like Massachusetts, continued to issue too many bills of credit not backed by tangible assets. Congress and the states lacked the will or the means to retire the bills from circulation through taxation or the sale of bonds. Another problem was that the British successfully waged economic warfare by counterfeiting Continentals on a large scale.

By the end of 1778, Continentals retained from 1/5 to 1/7 of their face value. By 1780, the bills were worth 1/40th of face value. Congress attempted to reform the currency by removing the old bills from circulation and issuing new ones, without success. By May 1781, Continentals had become so worthless that they ceased to circulate as money. Benjamin Franklin noted that the depreciation of the currency had, in effect, acted as a tax to pay for the war. In the 1790s, after the ratification of the United States Constitution, Continentals could be exchanged for treasury bonds at 1% of face value. The Massachusetts state currency depreciated greatly and was replaced by the U.S. dollar in 1793.

The painful experience of the runaway inflation and collapse of the Continental dollar prompted the delegates to the Constitutional Convention to include the gold and silver clause into the United States Constitution so that the individual states could not issue bills of credit, or "make any Thing but gold and silver Coin a Tender in Payment of Debts." This restriction of bills of credit was extended to the Federal Government, as the power to "emit bills" from the Articles of Confederation was abolished, leaving Congress with the power "to borrow money on credit."6,7
(Residual Legatee) Probate Dispute9 March 1780During the course of the Turell probate, Simon Tufts Esq., Executor, submitted itemized reports to the court accounting for his payments to beneficiaries and the expenses he incurred on estate business. On 9 March 1780, the Executor listed cash paid in the amount of £329, 3s, 8p to the residuary legatees.5

Citations

  1. [S745] Boston Births, 1700-1800, online at www.NewEnglandAncestors.org, page 142. Hereinafter cited as Boston Births, 1700-1800.
  2. [S494] Boston MA: Church Records, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, page 142. Hereinafter cited as Boston MA: Church Records.
  3. [S494] Boston MA: Church Records, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Old South Church, page 142.
  4. [S494] Boston MA: Church Records, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Old South Church, page 158.
  5. [S485] Probate Records 1648-1924, Middlesex County, Massachusetts (886 microfilm reels of original records in the Middlesex County Courthouse, Cambridge, Massachusetts), LDS Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah, Ebenezer Turell 1778 probate packet# 23046, FHL Film# 421543. Hereinafter cited as Probate Records 1648-1924, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.
  6. [S225] Wikipedia Free Encyclopedia, online at www.wikipedia.org, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Massachusetts_pound. Hereinafter cited as Wikipedia Encyclopedia.
  7. [S225] Wikipedia Encyclopedia, online at www.wikipedia.org, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Early_American_currency

Samuel Bass1

b. 13 October 1754
Father*Daniel Bass2 b. 12 Feb 1724/25, d. 19 Jan 1761
Mother*Bethiah Bowditch2
Baptism*13 October 1754Samuel Bass was baptized on 13 October 1754 at Old South Church, Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1

Citations

  1. [S494] Boston MA: Church Records, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Old South Church, page 205. Hereinafter cited as Boston MA: Church Records.
  2. [S494] Boston MA: Church Records, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, First Church, page 205.

______ Bass1

d. before 1883
Marriage*He married, as her first husband, Sophia Jane Smith.1
Death*before 1883He died before 1883, the year his widow married her second husband.2

Family

Sophia Jane Smith b. Apr 1860, d. 1907

Citations

  1. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Robert Anderson Cosby, Memorial# 163835021. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S1444] Indiana, U.S., Marriage Index, 1800-1941, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage on 2 February 1873 in Crawford County, of Sophia J. Smith and James A. Bass, referencing Crawford County Indiana, original record located in Crawford County Indiana; Marriages 1818 - 1880 Books A - D, Part I Grooms Part II Brides Compiled by Ruth M Slevin; Book: C; Page: 654. Hereinafter cited as Indiana, U.S., Marriage Index, 1800-1941.

Jane Bassett1

Marriage*She married John Deighton in England.1

Family

John Deighton
Child1.Frances Deighton+1 b. 1 Mar 1611, d. bt 20 Oct 1703 - 7 Mar 1705

Citations

  1. [S1192] Winifred Lovering Holman, "English Ancestry of Richard Williams and his wife Frances (Deighton) Williams", viewed and printed from NEHGS online at www.americanancestors.org, The American Genealogist and New Haven Genealogical Magazine, Volumes 9 and 10 (1932-1933): Volume 9, page 138. Hereinafter cited as "Richard Williams and Frances Deighton."

Mary Bassett1

d. 21 May 1734
Marriage*She married Richard Jennings in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1,2
Death*21 May 1734She died on 21 May 1734 in Bridgewater.1,3

Family

Richard Jennings d. 23 Sep 1751
Child1.Hannah Jennings+1

Citations

  1. [S474] Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater in Plymouth County, Massachusetts, including an extensive Family Register. Note: page numbers differ slightly between publications used in our research, including FHL copy, Google Books, Boston Public Library eBooks online and our personal library reprint published by Heritage Books. (Baltimore, Maryland: Gateway Press, Inc., original publication date was 1840; reprinted for the third and fourth times in 1970 and 1975; first reprinted in 1897 by Henry T. Pratt, Bridgewater, Massachusetts; originally printed in 1840 by Kidder and Wright, Boston, Massachusetts), Jennings, page 203. Hereinafter cited as History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater.
  2. [S413] Clarence Almon Torrey, New England Marriages: Prior to 1700 (Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co, 1985 and 1992), page 418. Hereinafter cited as New England Marriages: Prior to 1700.
  3. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, compiler, downloaded from Google Books, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to the Year 1850. In two Volumes: Volume I. Births and Volume II. Marriages and Deaths. (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1916), Deaths, Volume II, page 499. Hereinafter cited as Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850.

Antoinette Bassin1

b. 1889
Father*Frederick Bassin1 b. 20 Mar 1841, d. 30 May 1912
Mother*Louisa Schultz1 b. 1846, d. 1891
(Daughter) Name SpellingsThere were other spellings of the Bassin surname found in our research, including Bassin and Bassen.2,3,4
Birth*1889Antoinette Bassin was born about 1889 in Nebraska.1
(Daughter) Death1891Her mother died about 1891, at about age 45, leaving her husband, older daughter, Louise, and baby daughter, Antoinette, who was not yet two years old.1

Citations

  1. [S2425] Fred Bassin 1912 Nebraska Obituary, online at Historical Newspapers from 1700s-2000s, at www.newspapers.com, Cuming County Democrat, (West Point, Nebraska), Friday, 7 June 1912, page 1, died unexpectedly at age 71 last Thursday evening, May 30, 1912 of an ulceration of the stomach probably the result of an accident two years previously when he was run over by a buggy after closing the gate at his farm and attempting to get into the buggy as the team started to run, suffered from a rupture for some time but was practically cured by an Omaha doctor within the last month, on the day of his demise his son-in-law, Emil Wilde, brought him from his farm home at Rock creek in an auto and took him to the latter's home east of town, while in town, the aged man saw the old veterans marching to the cemetery for Memorial exercises and wanted to get into the ranks again, but his condition forbade it,; was his expressed wish to pass away at his daughter's home and this wish came true, though unexpectedly soon; born in Brandenburg, Germany on March 20 1841, married Miss Louisa Schultz in 1871, came to America in 1884 with his wife and two children locating directly at West Point, Nebraska, then following year moved to Antelope County, while there they lost their boy in a peculiar way; he was in a shallow well to dip water for the stock, when the well caved in upon him and crushed out his life; they moved back to West Point, Cuming County and Mr. Bassin farmed the Herrold place north of town, now Paul Stuefer's farm; six years after coming to America, his wife Louisa passed away, leaving an older daughter and a little girl, Antoinette, not two years old, who was adopted by Henry Louins and now resides in the southern part of Missouri; seventeen years ago Mr. Bassin married Mrs. L. Breitkreutz and made his home on the farm just west of the Reverend Meeske church, west of Beemer, hitherto; leaves his wife and stepchildren and two daughters, Mrs. Emil Wilde and Miss Antoinette; funeral held Sunday at St. Paul's and burial at Mount Hope Cemetery; he was a soldier in the German army and had the trait of laboring faithfully although his lightness of frame was slightly against him; the German veterans in a body followed his remains to the grave. Hereinafter cited as Fred Bassin 1912 Nebraska Obituary.
  2. [S2424] Ernestine (Glaubius) Breitkreutz Basin 1925 Nebraska Obituary, online at Historical Newspapers from 1700s-2000s, at www.newspapers.com, The Beemer Times, (Beemer, Nebraska), Thursday, 8 October 1925, page 1, reporting the death and burial of Ernestine (Glaubius) Breitkreutz Basin, who died on Thursday, October 1, 1925 at age 80, buried on Sunday, October 4, 1925 in the cemetery one mile east of the Reverend Daberkow's church, born January 3, 1845 in Brandenburg, Germany, immigrated to United States at age 22 and settled in Nebraska, in 1868 in Nebraska she married Ludwig Breitkreutz who died in 1892, married again in 1894 to Frederick Basin who died in 1912; two sons and five daughters, all from her first marriage, survive, Emil and Louis Breitkreutz, Louise Hutrob of St. Louis, Malvina Wickert of Oregon, Lehna (Mrs. Otto) Glaubius of Wisner, and Ida Breitkreutz, also four sons-in-law and one daughter-in-law; she enjoyed good health throughout her life until last spring when she took sick with pneumonia after which she rallied, then recently caught a cold which settled on her heart, and still she tended to her duties; Thursday morning, October 1st at about 10 o’clock went out on the porch to perform some work; her daughter went out a little later and found her mother was dead. Hereinafter cited as Ernestine (Glaubius) Breitkreutz Basin 1925 Nebraska Obituary.
  3. [S1824] Nebraska, U.S., Select County Marriage Records, 1855-1908, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage on 28 March 1894 in West Point, Cuming County, Nebraska, USA, of Ernestine Breitkreutz, age 47, born about 1847 in Germany, daughter of Michael Glaubius, and Fred Bassen, age 53, born about 1841 in Germany, son of John Bassen, recorded in Cuming County, referencing State Library and Archives, Nebraska State Historical Society, Lincoln, Nebraska. Hereinafter cited as Nebraska, U.S., Select County Marriage Records, 1855-1908.
  4. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Fritz Bassin, Memorial# 124469203. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.

Fred Bassin1

b. 1876, d. 7 June 1887
Father*Frederick Bassin1 b. 20 Mar 1841, d. 30 May 1912
Mother*Louisa Schultz1 b. 1846, d. 1891
(Son) Name SpellingsThere were other spellings of the Bassin surname found in our research, including Bassin and Bassen.2,3,4
Birth*1876Fred Bassin was born about 1876 in Germany.1
(Son) Census State NE 188523 June 1885Fred was listed on the 1885 Nebraska State census taken on 23 June 1885 in the household of his parents in West Point, Cuming County, Nebraska. He was 9 years old and at school.1
(Son) Relocationbetween 1885 and 1886 Between 1885 and 1886, Fred moved with his parents and siblings to Antelope County, Nebraska.5
Death*7 June 1887He died in a sad accident at the age of 11 years on 7 June 1887 in Stanton, Antelope County, Nebraska. He had gone to the unfinished well on his family's land to get water for his mother. The well was about twelve feet or more in depth and had so little water in it they could not use a bucket so, as he had done before, Fred descended the steps and filled a pail with a dipper. On this particular day, however, his father was away helping a neighbor and when Fred went down, the bank of the well caved in and buried him. His mother dug him out, but the pressure of the earth was believed to have killed him instantly. The story in the newspaper expressed the community's sympathy for the family reporting that, "it makes the heart feel sad to think of the agonizing efforts of the mother trying to rescue her boy."6

Citations

  1. [S2426] Nebraska, State Census Collection, 1860-1885, online at www.ancestry.com, listing for Frederick and Louisa Basin, National Archives and Records Administration; Nebraska State Census; Year: 1885; Series/Record Group: M352; County: Cuming; Township: West Point; Page: 45. Hereinafter cited as Nebraska, State Census Collection, 1860-1885.
  2. [S2424] Ernestine (Glaubius) Breitkreutz Basin 1925 Nebraska Obituary, online at Historical Newspapers from 1700s-2000s, at www.newspapers.com, The Beemer Times, (Beemer, Nebraska), Thursday, 8 October 1925, page 1, reporting the death and burial of Ernestine (Glaubius) Breitkreutz Basin, who died on Thursday, October 1, 1925 at age 80, buried on Sunday, October 4, 1925 in the cemetery one mile east of the Reverend Daberkow's church, born January 3, 1845 in Brandenburg, Germany, immigrated to United States at age 22 and settled in Nebraska, in 1868 in Nebraska she married Ludwig Breitkreutz who died in 1892, married again in 1894 to Frederick Basin who died in 1912; two sons and five daughters, all from her first marriage, survive, Emil and Louis Breitkreutz, Louise Hutrob of St. Louis, Malvina Wickert of Oregon, Lehna (Mrs. Otto) Glaubius of Wisner, and Ida Breitkreutz, also four sons-in-law and one daughter-in-law; she enjoyed good health throughout her life until last spring when she took sick with pneumonia after which she rallied, then recently caught a cold which settled on her heart, and still she tended to her duties; Thursday morning, October 1st at about 10 o’clock went out on the porch to perform some work; her daughter went out a little later and found her mother was dead. Hereinafter cited as Ernestine (Glaubius) Breitkreutz Basin 1925 Nebraska Obituary.
  3. [S1824] Nebraska, U.S., Select County Marriage Records, 1855-1908, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage on 28 March 1894 in West Point, Cuming County, Nebraska, USA, of Ernestine Breitkreutz, age 47, born about 1847 in Germany, daughter of Michael Glaubius, and Fred Bassen, age 53, born about 1841 in Germany, son of John Bassen, recorded in Cuming County, referencing State Library and Archives, Nebraska State Historical Society, Lincoln, Nebraska. Hereinafter cited as Nebraska, U.S., Select County Marriage Records, 1855-1908.
  4. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Fritz Bassin, Memorial# 124469203. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  5. [S2425] Fred Bassin 1912 Nebraska Obituary, online at Historical Newspapers from 1700s-2000s, at www.newspapers.com, Cuming County Democrat, (West Point, Nebraska), Friday, 7 June 1912, page 1, died unexpectedly at age 71 last Thursday evening, May 30, 1912 of an ulceration of the stomach probably the result of an accident two years previously when he was run over by a buggy after closing the gate at his farm and attempting to get into the buggy as the team started to run, suffered from a rupture for some time but was practically cured by an Omaha doctor within the last month, on the day of his demise his son-in-law, Emil Wilde, brought him from his farm home at Rock creek in an auto and took him to the latter's home east of town, while in town, the aged man saw the old veterans marching to the cemetery for Memorial exercises and wanted to get into the ranks again, but his condition forbade it,; was his expressed wish to pass away at his daughter's home and this wish came true, though unexpectedly soon; born in Brandenburg, Germany on March 20 1841, married Miss Louisa Schultz in 1871, came to America in 1884 with his wife and two children locating directly at West Point, Nebraska, then following year moved to Antelope County, while there they lost their boy in a peculiar way; he was in a shallow well to dip water for the stock, when the well caved in upon him and crushed out his life; they moved back to West Point, Cuming County and Mr. Bassin farmed the Herrold place north of town, now Paul Stuefer's farm; six years after coming to America, his wife Louisa passed away, leaving an older daughter and a little girl, Antoinette, not two years old, who was adopted by Henry Louins and now resides in the southern part of Missouri; seventeen years ago Mr. Bassin married Mrs. L. Breitkreutz and made his home on the farm just west of the Reverend Meeske church, west of Beemer, hitherto; leaves his wife and stepchildren and two daughters, Mrs. Emil Wilde and Miss Antoinette; funeral held Sunday at St. Paul's and burial at Mount Hope Cemetery; he was a soldier in the German army and had the trait of laboring faithfully although his lightness of frame was slightly against him; the German veterans in a body followed his remains to the grave. Hereinafter cited as Fred Bassin 1912 Nebraska Obituary.
  6. [S2427] Friederich Bassin's 11-Year-Old Son Killed in 1898 Nebraska Accident, online at Historical Newspapers from 1700s-2000s, at www.newspapers.com, Antelope Tribune, (Neligh, Nebraska), Wednesday, 15 June 1887, page 3, telling the story of a sad incident that occurred on Tuesday, June 7, 1887 of the previous week out in Stanton precinct, Antelope County by first reporting that Friederich Bassin came up from West Point last spring and settled there in Stanton, digging a well a dozen feet or more in depth but not curbing it; there was so little water in it that they could not use a bucket, and the Bassin's 11-year-old son descended on steps and filled a pail with a dipper; on the day mentioned, the father was away from home helping a neighbor, and the boy went down to get water for his mother, when the bank caved in and buried him; his mother dug him out, but the pressure of the earth must have instantly killed him. It makes the heart feel sad to think of the agonizing efforts of the mother trying to rescue her boy. Hereinafter cited as Friederich Bassin's 11-Year-Old Son Killed in 1898 Nebraska Accident.

Frederick Bassin1,2

b. 20 March 1841, d. 30 May 1912
Name Spellings*There were other spellings of the Bassin surname found in our research, including Bassin and Bassen.1,3,2
Birth*20 March 1841Frederick Bassin was born on 20 March 1841 in Brandenburg, Germany.3
Name VariationHe was called Fred3
Name Variation and Fritz.2
Marriage*1871He married first Louisa Schultz in 1871 in Germany.4
Immigration*1884Frederick Bassin and Louisa Schultz immigrated in 1884.4
Census State NE 1885*23 June 1885Louisa and Frederick Bassin were listed on the 1885 Nebraska State census taken on 23 June 1885 in West Point, Cuming County, Nebraska. Frederick was 43 years of age and worked as a laborer, and Louisa was 39 years of age and keeping house. Three children were listed with them. Murina was 16 years old, at home, and was, possibly, the daughter of Frederick and an earlier wife, or the daughter of Louisa and an early husband. The couple's two children, Louise and Fred, were ages 12 years and 9 years, respectively, and were at school.5
Relocation*between 1885 and 1886 Between 1885 and 1886, Frederick and Louisa moved with their children to Antelope County, Nebraska.4
(Father) Death7 June 1887His son, Fred, died in a sad accident at the age of 11 years on 7 June 1887 in Stanton, Antelope County, Nebraska. He had gone to the unfinished well on his family's land to get water for his mother. The well was about twelve feet or more in depth and had so little water in it they could not use a bucket so, as he had done before, Fred descended the steps and filled a pail with a dipper. On this particular day, however, his father was away helping a neighbor and when Fred went down, the bank of the well caved in and buried him. His mother dug him out, but the pressure of the earth was believed to have killed him instantly. The story in the newspaper expressed the community's sympathy for the family reporting that, "it makes the heart feel sad to think of the agonizing efforts of the mother trying to rescue her boy."6
(Husband) Death1891Frederick became a widower when Louisa (Schultz) Bassin died about 1891, at about age 45, leaving her husband, older daughter, Louise, and baby daughter, Antoinette, who was not yet two years old.4
Marriage*28 March 1894He married second, as her second husband, Ernestine (Glaubius) Breitkreutz on 28 March 1894 in West Point, Cuming County, Nebraska.1,3
Death*30 May 1912He died at about age 71 on 30 May 1912 at the home of his daughter and son-in-law, Louise and Emil R. Wilde, near West Point, Cuming County, Nebraska,1,7,8
Burial*2 June 1912 and was buried on 2 June 1912 in Mount Hope Cemetery, West Point.4,8

Family 1

Child1.Murina Bassin5 b. 1869

Family 2

Louisa Schultz b. 1846, d. 1891
Children1.Louise Bassin5 b. 1873
2.Fred Bassin5 b. 1876, d. 7 Jun 1887
3.Antoinette Bassin4 b. 1889

Family 3

Ernestine Glaubius b. 3 Jan 1845, d. 1 Oct 1925

Citations

  1. [S2424] Ernestine (Glaubius) Breitkreutz Basin 1925 Nebraska Obituary, online at Historical Newspapers from 1700s-2000s, at www.newspapers.com, The Beemer Times, (Beemer, Nebraska), Thursday, 8 October 1925, page 1, reporting the death and burial of Ernestine (Glaubius) Breitkreutz Basin, who died on Thursday, October 1, 1925 at age 80, buried on Sunday, October 4, 1925 in the cemetery one mile east of the Reverend Daberkow's church, born January 3, 1845 in Brandenburg, Germany, immigrated to United States at age 22 and settled in Nebraska, in 1868 in Nebraska she married Ludwig Breitkreutz who died in 1892, married again in 1894 to Frederick Basin who died in 1912; two sons and five daughters, all from her first marriage, survive, Emil and Louis Breitkreutz, Louise Hutrob of St. Louis, Malvina Wickert of Oregon, Lehna (Mrs. Otto) Glaubius of Wisner, and Ida Breitkreutz, also four sons-in-law and one daughter-in-law; she enjoyed good health throughout her life until last spring when she took sick with pneumonia after which she rallied, then recently caught a cold which settled on her heart, and still she tended to her duties; Thursday morning, October 1st at about 10 o’clock went out on the porch to perform some work; her daughter went out a little later and found her mother was dead. Hereinafter cited as Ernestine (Glaubius) Breitkreutz Basin 1925 Nebraska Obituary.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Fritz Bassin, Memorial# 124469203. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  3. [S1824] Nebraska, U.S., Select County Marriage Records, 1855-1908, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage on 28 March 1894 in West Point, Cuming County, Nebraska, USA, of Ernestine Breitkreutz, age 47, born about 1847 in Germany, daughter of Michael Glaubius, and Fred Bassen, age 53, born about 1841 in Germany, son of John Bassen, recorded in Cuming County, referencing State Library and Archives, Nebraska State Historical Society, Lincoln, Nebraska. Hereinafter cited as Nebraska, U.S., Select County Marriage Records, 1855-1908.
  4. [S2425] Fred Bassin 1912 Nebraska Obituary, online at Historical Newspapers from 1700s-2000s, at www.newspapers.com, Cuming County Democrat, (West Point, Nebraska), Friday, 7 June 1912, page 1, died unexpectedly at age 71 last Thursday evening, May 30, 1912 of an ulceration of the stomach probably the result of an accident two years previously when he was run over by a buggy after closing the gate at his farm and attempting to get into the buggy as the team started to run, suffered from a rupture for some time but was practically cured by an Omaha doctor within the last month, on the day of his demise his son-in-law, Emil Wilde, brought him from his farm home at Rock creek in an auto and took him to the latter's home east of town, while in town, the aged man saw the old veterans marching to the cemetery for Memorial exercises and wanted to get into the ranks again, but his condition forbade it,; was his expressed wish to pass away at his daughter's home and this wish came true, though unexpectedly soon; born in Brandenburg, Germany on March 20 1841, married Miss Louisa Schultz in 1871, came to America in 1884 with his wife and two children locating directly at West Point, Nebraska, then following year moved to Antelope County, while there they lost their boy in a peculiar way; he was in a shallow well to dip water for the stock, when the well caved in upon him and crushed out his life; they moved back to West Point, Cuming County and Mr. Bassin farmed the Herrold place north of town, now Paul Stuefer's farm; six years after coming to America, his wife Louisa passed away, leaving an older daughter and a little girl, Antoinette, not two years old, who was adopted by Henry Louins and now resides in the southern part of Missouri; seventeen years ago Mr. Bassin married Mrs. L. Breitkreutz and made his home on the farm just west of the Reverend Meeske church, west of Beemer, hitherto; leaves his wife and stepchildren and two daughters, Mrs. Emil Wilde and Miss Antoinette; funeral held Sunday at St. Paul's and burial at Mount Hope Cemetery; he was a soldier in the German army and had the trait of laboring faithfully although his lightness of frame was slightly against him; the German veterans in a body followed his remains to the grave. Hereinafter cited as Fred Bassin 1912 Nebraska Obituary.
  5. [S2426] Nebraska, State Census Collection, 1860-1885, online at www.ancestry.com, listing for Frederick and Louisa Basin, National Archives and Records Administration; Nebraska State Census; Year: 1885; Series/Record Group: M352; County: Cuming; Township: West Point; Page: 45. Hereinafter cited as Nebraska, State Census Collection, 1860-1885.
  6. [S2427] Friederich Bassin's 11-Year-Old Son Killed in 1898 Nebraska Accident, online at Historical Newspapers from 1700s-2000s, at www.newspapers.com, Antelope Tribune, (Neligh, Nebraska), Wednesday, 15 June 1887, page 3, telling the story of a sad incident that occurred on Tuesday, June 7, 1887 of the previous week out in Stanton precinct, Antelope County by first reporting that Friederich Bassin came up from West Point last spring and settled there in Stanton, digging a well a dozen feet or more in depth but not curbing it; there was so little water in it that they could not use a bucket, and the Bassin's 11-year-old son descended on steps and filled a pail with a dipper; on the day mentioned, the father was away from home helping a neighbor, and the boy went down to get water for his mother, when the bank caved in and buried him; his mother dug him out, but the pressure of the earth must have instantly killed him. It makes the heart feel sad to think of the agonizing efforts of the mother trying to rescue her boy. Hereinafter cited as Friederich Bassin's 11-Year-Old Son Killed in 1898 Nebraska Accident.
  7. [S2425] Fred Bassin 1912 Nebraska Obituary, online at www.newspapers.com, Cuming County Democrat, (West Point, Nebraska), Friday, 7 June 1912, page 1, died unexpectedly at age 71 last Thursday evening, May 30, 1912 of an ulceration of the stomach probably the result of an accident two years previously when he was run over by a buggy after closing the gate at his farm and attempting to get into the buggy as the team started to run, suffered from a rupture for some time but was practically cured by an Omaha doctor within the last month, on the day of his demise his son-in-law, Emil Wilde, brought him from his farm home at Rock creek in an auto and took him to the latter's home east of town, while in town, the aged man saw the old veterans marching to the cemetery for Memorial exercises and wanted to get into the ranks again, but his condition forbade it; was his expressed wish to pass away at his daughter's home and this wish came true, though unexpectedly soon; born in Brandenburg, Germany on March 20 1841, married Miss Louisa Schultz in 1871, came to America in 1884 with his wife and two children locating directly at West Point, Nebraska, then following year moved to Antelope County, while there they lost their boy in a peculiar way; he was in a shallow well to dip water for the stock, when the well caved in upon him and crushed out his life; they moved back to West Point, Cuming County and Mr. Bassin farmed the Herrold place north of town, now Paul Stuefer's farm; six years after coming to America, his wife Louisa passed away, leaving an older daughter and a little girl, Antoinette, not two years old, who was adopted by Henry Louins and now resides in the southern part of Missouri; seventeen years ago Mr. Bassin married Mrs. L. Breitkreutz and made his home on the farm just west of the Reverend Meeske church, west of Beemer, hitherto; leaves his wife and stepchildren and two daughters, Mrs. Emil Wilde and Miss Antoinette; funeral held Sunday at St. Paul's and burial at Mount Hope Cemetery; he was a soldier in the German army and had the trait of laboring faithfully although his lightness of frame was slightly against him; the German veterans in a body followed his remains to the grave.
  8. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Fritz Bassin, Memorial# 124469203, reporting his date of death as 7 June 1912.

Louise Bassin1

b. 1873
Father*Frederick Bassin1 b. 20 Mar 1841, d. 30 May 1912
Mother*Louisa Schultz1 b. 1846, d. 1891
(Daughter) Name SpellingsThere were other spellings of the Bassin surname found in our research, including Bassin and Bassen.2,3,4
Birth*1873Louise Bassin was born about 1873 in Germany.1
(Daughter) Census State NE 188523 June 1885Louise was listed on the 1885 Nebraska State census taken on 23 June 1885 in the household of her parents in West Point, Cuming County, Nebraska. She was 12 years old and at school.1
(Daughter) Relocationbetween 1885 and 1886 Between 1885 and 1886, Louise moved with her parents and siblings to Antelope County, Nebraska.5
(Sister) Death7 June 1887Her brother, Fred, died in a sad accident at the age of 11 years on 7 June 1887 in Stanton, Antelope County, Nebraska. He had gone to the unfinished well on his family's land to get water for his mother. The well was about twelve feet or more in depth and had so little water in it they could not use a bucket so, as he had done before, Fred descended the steps and filled a pail with a dipper. On this particular day, however, his father was away helping a neighbor and when Fred went down, the bank of the well caved in and buried him. His mother dug him out, but the pressure of the earth was believed to have killed him instantly. The story in the newspaper expressed the community's sympathy for the family reporting that, "it makes the heart feel sad to think of the agonizing efforts of the mother trying to rescue her boy."6
Marriage*27 July 1890She married Emil R. Wilde on 27 July 1890.7,8
(Daughter) Death1891She was about 18 years old when her mother died about 1891, at about age 45, leaving her husband, older daughter, Louise, and baby daughter, Antoinette, who was not yet two years old.5
(Daughter) Death30 May 1912Louise's father died at about age 71 on 30 May 1912 at the Wilde home near West Point, Cuming County, Nebraska.2,9,10
(Wife) Death4 January 1916Louise became a widow when Emil R. Wilde died a painful death at age 61 on Monday, 4 January 1916 at their farm home on the east side of West Point, Cuming County, Nebraska. He had not felt well for some days, and that morning complained of illness and between 9 and 10 o'clock retired to his bed. His family did not attach any undo importance to his condition, but as time passed, he became worse and a doctor was sent for. The physician did not arrive until 2 o'clock and, while questioning the sick man, learned that a few days before he had, by mistake, taken a drink from the wrong bottle. Instead of his intended drinking bottle, he had drunk from an unmarked bottle of sulfuric acid used for testing the fat content in the making of cream. Antidotes were immediately administered and every effort made to save his life, but in vain. The newspaper reported that death came "to relieve his suffering" at 3:25 PM. His death left his wife and seven childen.7,8

Family

Emil R. Wilde b. 22 Mar 1854, d. 4 Jan 1916

Citations

  1. [S2426] Nebraska, State Census Collection, 1860-1885, online at www.ancestry.com, listing for Frederick and Louisa Basin, National Archives and Records Administration; Nebraska State Census; Year: 1885; Series/Record Group: M352; County: Cuming; Township: West Point; Page: 45. Hereinafter cited as Nebraska, State Census Collection, 1860-1885.
  2. [S2424] Ernestine (Glaubius) Breitkreutz Basin 1925 Nebraska Obituary, online at Historical Newspapers from 1700s-2000s, at www.newspapers.com, The Beemer Times, (Beemer, Nebraska), Thursday, 8 October 1925, page 1, reporting the death and burial of Ernestine (Glaubius) Breitkreutz Basin, who died on Thursday, October 1, 1925 at age 80, buried on Sunday, October 4, 1925 in the cemetery one mile east of the Reverend Daberkow's church, born January 3, 1845 in Brandenburg, Germany, immigrated to United States at age 22 and settled in Nebraska, in 1868 in Nebraska she married Ludwig Breitkreutz who died in 1892, married again in 1894 to Frederick Basin who died in 1912; two sons and five daughters, all from her first marriage, survive, Emil and Louis Breitkreutz, Louise Hutrob of St. Louis, Malvina Wickert of Oregon, Lehna (Mrs. Otto) Glaubius of Wisner, and Ida Breitkreutz, also four sons-in-law and one daughter-in-law; she enjoyed good health throughout her life until last spring when she took sick with pneumonia after which she rallied, then recently caught a cold which settled on her heart, and still she tended to her duties; Thursday morning, October 1st at about 10 o’clock went out on the porch to perform some work; her daughter went out a little later and found her mother was dead. Hereinafter cited as Ernestine (Glaubius) Breitkreutz Basin 1925 Nebraska Obituary.
  3. [S1824] Nebraska, U.S., Select County Marriage Records, 1855-1908, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage on 28 March 1894 in West Point, Cuming County, Nebraska, USA, of Ernestine Breitkreutz, age 47, born about 1847 in Germany, daughter of Michael Glaubius, and Fred Bassen, age 53, born about 1841 in Germany, son of John Bassen, recorded in Cuming County, referencing State Library and Archives, Nebraska State Historical Society, Lincoln, Nebraska. Hereinafter cited as Nebraska, U.S., Select County Marriage Records, 1855-1908.
  4. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Fritz Bassin, Memorial# 124469203. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  5. [S2425] Fred Bassin 1912 Nebraska Obituary, online at Historical Newspapers from 1700s-2000s, at www.newspapers.com, Cuming County Democrat, (West Point, Nebraska), Friday, 7 June 1912, page 1, died unexpectedly at age 71 last Thursday evening, May 30, 1912 of an ulceration of the stomach probably the result of an accident two years previously when he was run over by a buggy after closing the gate at his farm and attempting to get into the buggy as the team started to run, suffered from a rupture for some time but was practically cured by an Omaha doctor within the last month, on the day of his demise his son-in-law, Emil Wilde, brought him from his farm home at Rock creek in an auto and took him to the latter's home east of town, while in town, the aged man saw the old veterans marching to the cemetery for Memorial exercises and wanted to get into the ranks again, but his condition forbade it,; was his expressed wish to pass away at his daughter's home and this wish came true, though unexpectedly soon; born in Brandenburg, Germany on March 20 1841, married Miss Louisa Schultz in 1871, came to America in 1884 with his wife and two children locating directly at West Point, Nebraska, then following year moved to Antelope County, while there they lost their boy in a peculiar way; he was in a shallow well to dip water for the stock, when the well caved in upon him and crushed out his life; they moved back to West Point, Cuming County and Mr. Bassin farmed the Herrold place north of town, now Paul Stuefer's farm; six years after coming to America, his wife Louisa passed away, leaving an older daughter and a little girl, Antoinette, not two years old, who was adopted by Henry Louins and now resides in the southern part of Missouri; seventeen years ago Mr. Bassin married Mrs. L. Breitkreutz and made his home on the farm just west of the Reverend Meeske church, west of Beemer, hitherto; leaves his wife and stepchildren and two daughters, Mrs. Emil Wilde and Miss Antoinette; funeral held Sunday at St. Paul's and burial at Mount Hope Cemetery; he was a soldier in the German army and had the trait of laboring faithfully although his lightness of frame was slightly against him; the German veterans in a body followed his remains to the grave. Hereinafter cited as Fred Bassin 1912 Nebraska Obituary.
  6. [S2427] Friederich Bassin's 11-Year-Old Son Killed in 1898 Nebraska Accident, online at Historical Newspapers from 1700s-2000s, at www.newspapers.com, Antelope Tribune, (Neligh, Nebraska), Wednesday, 15 June 1887, page 3, telling the story of a sad incident that occurred on Tuesday, June 7, 1887 of the previous week out in Stanton precinct, Antelope County by first reporting that Friederich Bassin came up from West Point last spring and settled there in Stanton, digging a well a dozen feet or more in depth but not curbing it; there was so little water in it that they could not use a bucket, and the Bassin's 11-year-old son descended on steps and filled a pail with a dipper; on the day mentioned, the father was away from home helping a neighbor, and the boy went down to get water for his mother, when the bank caved in and buried him; his mother dug him out, but the pressure of the earth must have instantly killed him. It makes the heart feel sad to think of the agonizing efforts of the mother trying to rescue her boy. Hereinafter cited as Friederich Bassin's 11-Year-Old Son Killed in 1898 Nebraska Accident.
  7. [S2428] Louisa (Bassin) Wilde 1931 Nebraska Obituary, online at Historical Newspapers from 1700s-2000s, at www.newspapers.com, West Point News, (West Point, Nebraska), Thursday, 19 February 1931, page 5, reporting the death and services for Mrs. Louisa Wilde, age 58, who died at her home in West Point Monday of the previous week, services the previous Friday at Grace Lutheran church; had been in poor health for several years and in the past few months, little hope had been held for her recovery, in all her illness she was patient and uncomplaining, the past two years being cared for in her home by her son Lee and daughter Miss Emilie, born Louisa Wilhelmena Henrietta Bassin on September 12, 1872 in Germany, came to America with her parents at age 11, the family coming directly to Cuming County, married Emil Wilde on July 27, 1890, the couple making their home in West Point, Mr. Wilde passed away in 1916, seven children born, all survive, Charles and Earl Wilde of West Point, Fred Wilde of Winnebago, Emil Wilde of Keldron, South Dakota, Mrs. Richard Dill of West Point, and Emilie and Lee at home; her remains were laid to rest in Mount Hope Cemetery. Hereinafter cited as Louisa (Bassin) Wilde 1931 Nebraska Obituary.
  8. [S2429] Emil R. Wilde 1916 Nebraska Obituary, online at Historical Newspapers from 1700s-2000s, at www.newspapers.com, West Point News, (West Point, Nebraska), Friday, 7 January 1916, page 1, reporting the people of the community were shocked to hear of the sudden death of Emil R. Wilde at his farm home on the east side on Monday, 4 January 1916 in his 62nd year, on that morning, Mr. Wilde, who had not felt well for some days, complained of illness and between 9 and 10 o'clock retired to his bed, family did not attach any undo importance to his condition, but as time passed, he became worse and a doctor was sent for, Physician did not arrive until 2 o'clock and immediately questioned the sick man and elicited the fact that some liquid had been taken by Mr. Wilde in mistake, he asserting that he had "drank out of the wrong bottle", a search was immediately made and an unlabeled bottle containing sulfuric acid, used for testing cream, was discovered, from which, evidently, came the fatal dose, antidotes were immediately administered and every effort made to save his life, but in vain, death coming to relieve his suffering at 3:25 PM; Emil R. Wilde was born near Milwaukee, Wisconsin on March 22 1854 and was in his 62nd year, third son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Wilde of West Point, came with his parents in June 1867 to Cuming County, on 27 July 1890 married Miss Louise Bassin who survives him, seven children, all survive, Charles, Earl, Frederick, Emil and Lee, and two daughters, Matilda and Amelia at home, also survived by aged parents, four brothers, August F., Charles H., Herman and Gustave, all of Cuming County, and two married sisters, funeral services held Thursday, June 6, with burial at Mount Hope Cemetery. Hereinafter cited as Emil R. Wilde 1916 Nebraska Obituary.
  9. [S2425] Fred Bassin 1912 Nebraska Obituary, online at www.newspapers.com, Cuming County Democrat, (West Point, Nebraska), Friday, 7 June 1912, page 1, died unexpectedly at age 71 last Thursday evening, May 30, 1912 of an ulceration of the stomach probably the result of an accident two years previously when he was run over by a buggy after closing the gate at his farm and attempting to get into the buggy as the team started to run, suffered from a rupture for some time but was practically cured by an Omaha doctor within the last month, on the day of his demise his son-in-law, Emil Wilde, brought him from his farm home at Rock creek in an auto and took him to the latter's home east of town, while in town, the aged man saw the old veterans marching to the cemetery for Memorial exercises and wanted to get into the ranks again, but his condition forbade it; was his expressed wish to pass away at his daughter's home and this wish came true, though unexpectedly soon; born in Brandenburg, Germany on March 20 1841, married Miss Louisa Schultz in 1871, came to America in 1884 with his wife and two children locating directly at West Point, Nebraska, then following year moved to Antelope County, while there they lost their boy in a peculiar way; he was in a shallow well to dip water for the stock, when the well caved in upon him and crushed out his life; they moved back to West Point, Cuming County and Mr. Bassin farmed the Herrold place north of town, now Paul Stuefer's farm; six years after coming to America, his wife Louisa passed away, leaving an older daughter and a little girl, Antoinette, not two years old, who was adopted by Henry Louins and now resides in the southern part of Missouri; seventeen years ago Mr. Bassin married Mrs. L. Breitkreutz and made his home on the farm just west of the Reverend Meeske church, west of Beemer, hitherto; leaves his wife and stepchildren and two daughters, Mrs. Emil Wilde and Miss Antoinette; funeral held Sunday at St. Paul's and burial at Mount Hope Cemetery; he was a soldier in the German army and had the trait of laboring faithfully although his lightness of frame was slightly against him; the German veterans in a body followed his remains to the grave.
  10. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Fritz Bassin, Memorial# 124469203, reporting his date of death as 7 June 1912.

Murina Bassin1

b. 1869
Father*Frederick Bassin1 b. 20 Mar 1841, d. 30 May 1912
(Daughter) Name SpellingsThere were other spellings of the Bassin surname found in our research, including Bassin and Bassen.2,3,4
Birth*1869Murina Bassin was born about 1869 in Germany.1
(Daughter) Census State NE 188523 June 1885Murina was listed on the 1885 Nebraska State census taken on 23 June 1885 in the household of Frederick Bassin and Louisa (Schultz) Bassin, whom we believe may have been her father and stepmother, or her mother and stepfather, in West Point, Cuming County, Nebraska. Murina was 16 years, recorded as a daughter, and at home.1
(Daughter) Relocationbetween 1885 and 1886 Between 1885 and 1886, Murina moved with her parents and siblings to Antelope County, Nebraska.5

Citations

  1. [S2426] Nebraska, State Census Collection, 1860-1885, online at www.ancestry.com, listing for Frederick and Louisa Basin, National Archives and Records Administration; Nebraska State Census; Year: 1885; Series/Record Group: M352; County: Cuming; Township: West Point; Page: 45. Hereinafter cited as Nebraska, State Census Collection, 1860-1885.
  2. [S2424] Ernestine (Glaubius) Breitkreutz Basin 1925 Nebraska Obituary, online at Historical Newspapers from 1700s-2000s, at www.newspapers.com, The Beemer Times, (Beemer, Nebraska), Thursday, 8 October 1925, page 1, reporting the death and burial of Ernestine (Glaubius) Breitkreutz Basin, who died on Thursday, October 1, 1925 at age 80, buried on Sunday, October 4, 1925 in the cemetery one mile east of the Reverend Daberkow's church, born January 3, 1845 in Brandenburg, Germany, immigrated to United States at age 22 and settled in Nebraska, in 1868 in Nebraska she married Ludwig Breitkreutz who died in 1892, married again in 1894 to Frederick Basin who died in 1912; two sons and five daughters, all from her first marriage, survive, Emil and Louis Breitkreutz, Louise Hutrob of St. Louis, Malvina Wickert of Oregon, Lehna (Mrs. Otto) Glaubius of Wisner, and Ida Breitkreutz, also four sons-in-law and one daughter-in-law; she enjoyed good health throughout her life until last spring when she took sick with pneumonia after which she rallied, then recently caught a cold which settled on her heart, and still she tended to her duties; Thursday morning, October 1st at about 10 o’clock went out on the porch to perform some work; her daughter went out a little later and found her mother was dead. Hereinafter cited as Ernestine (Glaubius) Breitkreutz Basin 1925 Nebraska Obituary.
  3. [S1824] Nebraska, U.S., Select County Marriage Records, 1855-1908, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage on 28 March 1894 in West Point, Cuming County, Nebraska, USA, of Ernestine Breitkreutz, age 47, born about 1847 in Germany, daughter of Michael Glaubius, and Fred Bassen, age 53, born about 1841 in Germany, son of John Bassen, recorded in Cuming County, referencing State Library and Archives, Nebraska State Historical Society, Lincoln, Nebraska. Hereinafter cited as Nebraska, U.S., Select County Marriage Records, 1855-1908.
  4. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Fritz Bassin, Memorial# 124469203. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  5. [S2425] Fred Bassin 1912 Nebraska Obituary, online at Historical Newspapers from 1700s-2000s, at www.newspapers.com, Cuming County Democrat, (West Point, Nebraska), Friday, 7 June 1912, page 1, died unexpectedly at age 71 last Thursday evening, May 30, 1912 of an ulceration of the stomach probably the result of an accident two years previously when he was run over by a buggy after closing the gate at his farm and attempting to get into the buggy as the team started to run, suffered from a rupture for some time but was practically cured by an Omaha doctor within the last month, on the day of his demise his son-in-law, Emil Wilde, brought him from his farm home at Rock creek in an auto and took him to the latter's home east of town, while in town, the aged man saw the old veterans marching to the cemetery for Memorial exercises and wanted to get into the ranks again, but his condition forbade it,; was his expressed wish to pass away at his daughter's home and this wish came true, though unexpectedly soon; born in Brandenburg, Germany on March 20 1841, married Miss Louisa Schultz in 1871, came to America in 1884 with his wife and two children locating directly at West Point, Nebraska, then following year moved to Antelope County, while there they lost their boy in a peculiar way; he was in a shallow well to dip water for the stock, when the well caved in upon him and crushed out his life; they moved back to West Point, Cuming County and Mr. Bassin farmed the Herrold place north of town, now Paul Stuefer's farm; six years after coming to America, his wife Louisa passed away, leaving an older daughter and a little girl, Antoinette, not two years old, who was adopted by Henry Louins and now resides in the southern part of Missouri; seventeen years ago Mr. Bassin married Mrs. L. Breitkreutz and made his home on the farm just west of the Reverend Meeske church, west of Beemer, hitherto; leaves his wife and stepchildren and two daughters, Mrs. Emil Wilde and Miss Antoinette; funeral held Sunday at St. Paul's and burial at Mount Hope Cemetery; he was a soldier in the German army and had the trait of laboring faithfully although his lightness of frame was slightly against him; the German veterans in a body followed his remains to the grave. Hereinafter cited as Fred Bassin 1912 Nebraska Obituary.

Eleanor Bates1

b. 1720, d. 1 May 1802
Father*Joseph Bates2
Mother*Margaret Hammer2
Birth*1720Eleanor Bates was born in 1720.2
Marriage*2 March 1740She married Ephraim Thomas, son of Elder William Thomas and Ann __?__, on 2 March 1740 in the First Presbyterian Church, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.1,3
(Wife) Death31 July 1776Eleanor became a widow when Ephraim Thomas died on 31 July 1776 at about age 57.1,4
Death*1 May 1802She died on 1 May 1802 at about age 822
Burial* and was buried in Hilltown Baptist Churchyard, Chalfont, Bucks County.2

Family

Ephraim Thomas b. 1719, d. 31 Jul 1776
Child1.Elias Bates Thomas+5 b. 14 Jan 1745, d. 25 Jun 1814

Citations

  1. [S2084] A Genealogical and Personal History of Bucks County, Pennsylvania, Volume II, online at www.ancestry.com, Oliver M. Thomas, pages 492-494. Hereinafter cited as A Genealogical and Personal History of Bucks County, Pennsylvania, Volume II.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Eleanor (Bates) Thomas, Memorial# 44024604. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  3. [S1609] Pennsylvania, Compiled Marriage Records, 1700-1821, online at www.ancestry.com, page 5, marriage of Eleanor Bate and Ephraim Thomas on 2 March 1740 in the First Presbyterian Church, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Hereinafter cited as Pennsylvania Compiled Marriage Records, 1700-1821.
  4. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Ephraim Thomas, Memorial# 44024557.
  5. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Essachar Thomas, Memorial# 44023576.

John Bates1

Marriage*21 May 1733He married Abigail Bailey, daughter of John Bailey and Abigail Clap, on 21 May 1733 in the First Parish Church, Scituate, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1,2

Family

Abigail Bailey b. 4 Feb 1712/13

Citations

  1. [S856] Samuel Deane, History of Scituate, Massachusetts, from its first settlement to 1831, downloaded from Google Books at www.google.com. (Boston, Massachusetts: James Loring, 1831), John Bailey, pages 213-215. Hereinafter cited as History of Scituate, Massachusetts to 1831.
  2. [S853] New England Historic Genealogical Society, compiler, Vital Records of Scituate, Massachusetts, to the year 1850, downloaded from the Boston Public Library eBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. Volume 1. Births and Volume 2. Marriages and Deaths. (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society at the charge of the Eddy Town Record Fund, 1909), Volume II, Marriages, page 13, referencing C.R.1: citing a church record, First Parish, and records from Rev. John Lothrop’s original manuscript. Hereinafter cited as Scituate Vital Records to 1850.

Joseph Bates1

Marriage*He married Margaret Hammer.1

Family

Margaret Hammer
Children1.Margaret Bates1 b. 12 Mar 1714, d. 1741
2.Eleanor Bates+2 b. 1720, d. 1 May 1802

Citations

  1. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Margaret (Bates) Thomas, Memorial# 62148011. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Eleanor (Bates) Thomas, Memorial# 44024604.

Lucy Bates1

b. 1825
Father*Roland H. Bates2 d. 1871
Birth*1825Lucy Bates was born about 1825 in Virginia.3,1
Marriage*27 October 1847She married William Sutherland, son of Joseph Sutherland and Elizabeth Garland, on 27 October 1847 in Albemarle County, Virginia.1,4
(Daughter-in-Law) Census US 185028 October 1850Lucy was enumerated with her husband and children on the 1850 census taken on 28 October 1850 in the household of her widowed father-in-law, Joseph Sutherland, in Albemarle County, Virginia. Lucy was 25 years of age, her husband, William, was age 33, and their children, Elizabeth and Edwin, were ages 3 and 1 year, respectively.1
Census US 1860*10 August 1860Lucy and William Sutherland were enumerated on the 1860 census taken on 10 August 1860 in St Annes Parish, Charlottesville Post Office, Albemarle County, Virginia. William was 43 years of age and a farmer with a personal estate valued at $14,560, and Lucy was 35 years of age. Their six children were enumerated with them in 1860. Elizabeth, Edwin and Anne were ages 12, 10 and 8 years, respectively, and had all attended school within the census year. The younger children, William, Susan and Roland, were ages 6, 4 and 1 year, respectively. William's father, Joseph Sutherland Sr., and brothers, Clifton, Edward and Joseph, were all enumerated nearby in 1860. Clifton was on the next previous census page, while Edward, and their father with Joseph, were on the same census page as William.3

Family

William Sutherland b. 1817
Children1.Elizabeth Sutherland1 b. 1848
2.Edwin Sutherland3 b. 1850
3.Anne Sutherland3 b. 1852
4.William H. Sutherland3 b. 1854
5.Susan Sutherland3 b. 1856
6.Roland Sutherland3 b. 1859

Citations

  1. [S17] 1850 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Joseph Sutherland, Year: 1850; Census Place: Albemarle, Virginia; Roll: 932; Page: 268b. Hereinafter cited as 1850 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S2234] Reverend Edgar Woods, Albemarle County in Virginia, downloaded from the Boston Public Library eBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. (Charlottesville, Virginia: The Michie Company, Printers: Edgar Woods, 1901), Sutherland, pages 323-324. Hereinafter cited as Albemarle County in Virginia.
  3. [S18] 1860 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of William and Lucy Sutherland, Year: 1860; Census Place: St Annes Parish, Albemarle, Virginia; Page: 613. Hereinafter cited as 1860 United States Federal Census.
  4. [S1404] Virginia, U.S., Compiled Marriages, 1740-1850, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage of Lucy Bates and William Sutherland on 27 August 1847 in Albemarle County, Virginia. Hereinafter cited as Virginia, U.S., Compiled Marriages, 1740-1850.

Margaret Bates1

b. 12 March 1714, d. 1741
Father*Joseph Bates2
Mother*Margaret Hammer2
Birth*12 March 1714Margaret Bates was born on 12 March 1714 in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.2
Marriage*20 April 1735She married, as his first wife, Thomas Thomas, son of Elder William Thomas and Ann __?__, on 20 April 1735 in the First Presbyterian Church, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.1,3,2,4
Children*Margaret and Thomas had three children together.1
Death*1741She died in 1741 in Hilltown Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, at about age 271,2
Burial* and was buried in Hilltown Baptist Churchyard, Chalfont, Bucks County.2

Family

Thomas Thomas b. 1711, d. Jan 1780

Citations

  1. [S2084] A Genealogical and Personal History of Bucks County, Pennsylvania, Volume II, online at www.ancestry.com, Oliver M. Thomas, pages 492-494. Hereinafter cited as A Genealogical and Personal History of Bucks County, Pennsylvania, Volume II.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Margaret (Bates) Thomas, Memorial# 62148011. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  3. [S1609] Pennsylvania, Compiled Marriage Records, 1700-1821, online at www.ancestry.com, page 5, marriage of Margaret Bate and Thomas Thomas on 20 April 1735 in the First Presbyterian Church, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Hereinafter cited as Pennsylvania Compiled Marriage Records, 1700-1821.
  4. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Thomas Thomas, Memorial# 43429730.

Rebecca Bates1

b. circa 1746, d. 30 June 1819
Father*Thomas Bates2
Mother*Sarah __?__2
Birth*circa 1746Rebecca Bates was born circa 1746.1
Marriage*2 May 1766She married Job Thomas, son of Thomas Thomas and Mary Williams, on 2 May 1766 in Pennsylvania.3,2,1
Relocation*1793Job and Rebecca moved with some of their family to the Buffalo Valley of Pennsylvania in 1793, and then later settled in Shamokin, Northumberland County, Pennsylvania.2
(Wife) DeathJune 1798Rebecca became a widow when Job Thomas was killed by a falling tree in June 1798 at about age 53.2,1
Death*30 June 1819She died on 30 June 1819 in Hilltown Township, Bucks County, at about age 73.1,2

Family

Job Thomas b. c 1745, d. Jun 1798
Children1.Thomas Thomas2
2.Abiah Thomas2
3.Ruth Thomas2
4.Adah Thomas2
5.Zillah Thomas+1 b. c 1775, d. 4 Aug 1844
6.Sarah Thomas2
7.Mary Thomas2
8.Ann Thomas+2,4 b. 1788, d. 30 Mar 1866

Citations

  1. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Zillah Heaton, Memorial# 44023687. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S2084] A Genealogical and Personal History of Bucks County, Pennsylvania, Volume II, online at www.ancestry.com, Oliver M. Thomas, pages 492-494. Hereinafter cited as A Genealogical and Personal History of Bucks County, Pennsylvania, Volume II.
  3. [S1609] Pennsylvania, Compiled Marriage Records, 1700-1821, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage of Job Thomas and Rebecca "Bait" on 2 May 1766 citing Pennsylvania statewide marriage licenses. Hereinafter cited as Pennsylvania Compiled Marriage Records, 1700-1821.
  4. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Ann Thomas, Memorial# 44023604.

Roland H. Bates1

d. 1871
Death*1871He died in 1871 in Albemarle County, Virginia.1,2

Family

Child1.Lucy Bates+1 b. 1825

Citations

  1. [S2234] Reverend Edgar Woods, Albemarle County in Virginia, downloaded from the Boston Public Library eBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. (Charlottesville, Virginia: The Michie Company, Printers: Edgar Woods, 1901), Sutherland, pages 323-324. Hereinafter cited as Albemarle County in Virginia.
  2. [S2234] Reverend Edgar Woods, Albemarle County in Virginia, Necrology, page 406.

Ruth Bates1

Father*Thomas Bates2
Mother*Sarah __?__2
Marriage*20 September 1769She married Amos Thomas, son of Thomas Thomas and Mary Williams, on 20 September 1769 in Pennsylvania.1,2

Family

Amos Thomas b. 1752

Citations

  1. [S1609] Pennsylvania, Compiled Marriage Records, 1700-1821, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage of Amos Thomas and Ruth "Bate" on 20 September 1769 citing Pennsylvania statewide marriage licenses. Hereinafter cited as Pennsylvania Compiled Marriage Records, 1700-1821.
  2. [S2084] A Genealogical and Personal History of Bucks County, Pennsylvania, Volume II, online at www.ancestry.com, Oliver M. Thomas, pages 492-494. Hereinafter cited as A Genealogical and Personal History of Bucks County, Pennsylvania, Volume II.

Sarah Bates1

b. 26 November 1835, d. 8 March 1909
Birth*26 November 1835Sarah Bates was born on 26 November 1835 in Ohio.1
Marriage*2 July 1855She married James R. Harris on 2 July 1855 in Mercer County, Illinois.1,2,3
(Wife) Death25 August 1907Sarah became a widow when James R. Harris died on 25 August 1907 at age 74.2
Death*8 March 1909She died on 8 March 1909 in La Harpe, Hancock County, Illinois, at age 731
Burial* and was buried with her husband in La Harpe Cemetery, La Harpe.1,2

Family

James R. Harris b. 30 Mar 1833, d. 25 Aug 1907
Child1.Mary A. Harris+1,4 b. 23 Jan 1860, d. 24 Jun 1948

Citations

  1. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Sarah (Bates) Harris, Memorial# 29912576. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, James R. Harris, Memorial# 29912567.
  3. [S1681] Illinois, U.S., Marriage Index, 1860-1920, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage of James R Harris and Sarah Bates on 2 July 1855 in Mercer County, Illinois, USA. Hereinafter cited as Illinois, U.S., Marriage Index, 1860-1920.
  4. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Mary A. (Harris) Lovitt, Memorial# 92359144.

Thomas Bates1

Marriage*He married Sarah __?__.1

Family

Sarah __?__
Children1.Ruth Bates1
2.Rebecca Bates+1 b. c 1746, d. 30 Jun 1819

Citations

  1. [S2084] A Genealogical and Personal History of Bucks County, Pennsylvania, Volume II, online at www.ancestry.com, Oliver M. Thomas, pages 492-494. Hereinafter cited as A Genealogical and Personal History of Bucks County, Pennsylvania, Volume II.

Barbara Battenfield1,2

b. 1802, d. 1 December 1871
ChartsDescendants of John Heaton of Lincolnshire, including the Immigrant Nathaniel
Birth*1802Barbara Battenfield was born in 1802 in Pennsylvania.2
Marriage*1825She married Aaron Heaton, son of Isaac Heaton and Susannah Bell, about 1825 in Greene County, Pennsylvania.1
Census US 1830*1830Barbara (Battenfield) Heaton was likely enumerated on the 1830 census in the household of her husband, Aaron Heaton, in Jackson, Coshocton County, Ohio. The household consisted of 6 people, 3 were aged 20 thru 49 and the other 3 were all under 5.3
Relocation*Soon after their marriage, Aaron and Barbara moved to Melmore, Eden Township, Seneca County, Ohio, joining Aaron's father there.1
(Wife) Death3 July 1838Barbara became a widow when Aaron Heaton died of heat stroke on 3 July 1838. He was only about 40 years of age.1,4
Census US 1840*1840Barbara Heaton appeared on the 1840 census in Seneca County, Ohio. Her household consisted of 7 people, one of whom was employed in agriculture, 1 female aged 30 thru 39, 1 male aged 20 thru 29, and 5 children under age 14.5
Relocation*Barbara moved back to Pennsylvania a few years after Aaron's death.1
Census US 1850*30 September 1850Barbara appeared on the 1850 census taken on 30 September 1850 in Morgan, Greene County, Pennsylvania. Three of her children were with her, Lemuel, Catherine and Amanda.6
Census US 1870*16 July 1870Barbara Heaton appeared on the 1870 census taken on 16 July 1870 in English River, Keokuk County, Iowa. She was enumerated as the only occupant of her household, was 69 years of age and had a personal estate valued at $100. Her son Lemuel Heaton, his wife Charlotte and their four children were enumerated in the next household on the census page.7
Will*4 November 1871Barbara Heaton wrote her will dated 4 November 1871 in Logan County, Illinois.8
Death*1 December 1871According to her probate documents recorded in Logan County, Illinois, Barbara died "on or about" 1 December 1871. And according to her Find a Grave memorial, the place of her death was South English, Keokuk County, Iowa. Barbara, on the 1870 census, lived in English River, Keokuk, Iowa very close to and possibly on the same property with her son Lemuel. She may have traveled to Logan County, Illinois, where her daughter Amanda lived, and made her will while she was there. She named Amanda's husband her executor. Then traveled home to Iowa to die8,9,10
Burial* and was buried in Sorden Cemetery, Webster, Keokuk County.10
Probate23 March 1872Her estate was opened for probate on 23 March 1872 in Logan County.8

Family

Aaron Heaton b. 1798, d. 3 Jul 1838

Citations

  1. [S45] Dean Heaton, Heaton Families II, in two volumes, with indexes in Volume II. Warning: In this researcher's opinion, the information in these volumes often proves to be inaccurate. At the same time, the information presented has provided us with valuable clues for pursuing future research strategies in our attempt to establish a factual history of our Heaton family. (Tempe, Arizona: published for the author by Graphics of Tempe, 1999), Volume I, Chapter 6, page 207. Hereinafter cited as Heaton Families II.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Barbara (Battenfield) Heaton, Memorial# 97362812. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  3. [S16] 1830 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Aaron Heaton, Jackson, Coshocton, Ohio; Series: M19; Roll: 129; Page: 35; Family History Library Film: 0337940. Hereinafter cited as 1830 United States Federal Census.
  4. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Aaron Heaton, Memorial# 90904096.
  5. [S487] 1840 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Barbara Heaton, Seneca, Ohio; Roll: 426; Page: 200; Family History Library Film: 0020176. Hereinafter cited as 1840 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S17] 1850 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Barbara Heaton, Morgan, Greene, Pennsylvania; Roll: M432_783; Page: 176A; Image: 351. Hereinafter cited as 1850 United States Federal Census.
  7. [S37] 1870 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Barbara Heaton, English River, Keokuk, Iowa; Roll: M593_402; Page: 301A; Family History Library Film: 545901. Hereinafter cited as 1870 United States Federal Census.
  8. [S1602] Illinois, Wills and Probate Records, 1772-1999, online at www.ancestry.com, citing Will Records, Book 1-2, 1855-1896. Hereinafter cited as Illinois, Wills and Probate Records, 1772-1999.
  9. [S45] Dean Heaton, Heaton Families II, Volume I, Chapter 6, page 207, reporting her place of death as Lincoln, Illinois.
  10. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Barbara (Battenfield) Heaton, Memorial# 97362812, reporting her year of death an estimate at 1871 and the place of her death as South English, Keokuk County, Iowa.

Catherine Elizabeth Battersby1

ChartsDescendants of Thomas Gerrard of Gibbstown, County Meath, Ireland and his Brothers
Father*Robert Battersby Esq.2 d. b 6 Sep 1838
Birth*Catherine was identified as the eldest daughter of her father.2
Marriage*6 September 1838She married Thomas Gerrard of Liscartan Castle, son of Thomas Gerrard and Mary Anne Rotheram, on 6 September 1838 in Old Castle Church, County Meath. They were married by the Reverend Robert Battersby.1,2,3

Family

Thomas Gerrard b. 1811

Citations

  1. [S1634] Ireland Diocesan and Prerogative Marriage Licence Bonds indexes 1623-1866, online at Find My Past, www.findmypast.com, Marriage License Bonds, Diocese of Meath, 1838, Catherine Elizabeth Battersby and Thomas Gerrard. Hereinafter cited as Ireland Diocesan and Prerogative Marriage Licence Bonds indexes 1623-1866.
  2. [S1621] Irish Newspapers, online at Find My Past, www.findmypast.com, The Dublin Evening Mail, 19 September 1838. Hereinafter cited as Irish Newspapers.
  3. [S1640] Mairéad Crinion of Evergreen Oak Family Research Services at https://www.facebook.com/…, "Gerrard - Gibney Family Research," e-mail messages exchanged on multiple dates. Hereinafter cited as "Gerrard - Gibney Family Research."

Isabella Battersby1

b. 1768, d. 20 June 1852
Father*John Battersby Esq.1
Birth*1768Isabella Battersby was born, as calculated from her reported age at death, about 1768 in County Meath, Ireland.1
Marriage*June 1791She married Reverend Allen Noble Adams in June 1791.1
Death*20 June 1852She died on 20 June 1852 at Castlecor Rectory, Castlecor, County Meath, at the age of 84.1

Family

Reverend Allen Noble Adams b. 1765, d. Mar 1805
Child1.John Adams Esq.1 b. Feb 1793, d. 17 Dec 1866

Citations

  1. [S1665] Benjamin William Adams and Maxwell Richard William Peers Adams, A genealogical history of the family of Adams of Cavan, etc., downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. The Adams family in Ireland, Scotland and England between 1214 and 1903. Includes index. (London, England: Mitchell & Hughes, 1903), pages 8-9, Reverend Allen Noble Adams. Hereinafter cited as A genealogical history of the family of Adams of Cavan, etc.

John Battersby Esq.1

Residence*John lived at Lakefield, County Meath, Ireland.1

Family

Child1.Isabella Battersby+1 b. 1768, d. 20 Jun 1852

Citations

  1. [S1665] Benjamin William Adams and Maxwell Richard William Peers Adams, A genealogical history of the family of Adams of Cavan, etc., downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. The Adams family in Ireland, Scotland and England between 1214 and 1903. Includes index. (London, England: Mitchell & Hughes, 1903), pages 8-9, Reverend Allen Noble Adams. Hereinafter cited as A genealogical history of the family of Adams of Cavan, etc.

Robert Battersby Esq.1

d. before 6 September 1838
Residence*Robert lived at Belleney, Old Castle, County Meath.1,2
Death*before 6 September 1838He died before 6 September 1838, the date his eldest daughter was married.1

Citations

  1. [S1621] Irish Newspapers, online at Find My Past, www.findmypast.com, The Dublin Evening Mail, 19 September 1838. Hereinafter cited as Irish Newspapers.
  2. [S1664] Ambrose Leet, compiler, A Directory to the market towns, villages, gentlemen's seats and other noted places in Ireland ... To which is added a general index of persons' names ... together with lists of the Post Towns ... Second Edition collected and arranged in alphabetical order, downloaded from Google Books at www.google.com. (Dublin: printed by Brett Smith, 1814), page 65. Hereinafter cited as Leet's 1814 Directory.

Thomas Battersby1

(Trustee) Marriage Settlement10 November 1805A memorial of an indented deed of marriage settlement dated 10 November 1805 was made between Thomas Gerrard of Liscartan, County Meath, Esq. of the first part, George Rotheram of Crossdrum in the said county of Meath and Mary Anne Rotheram, spinster, third daughter of the said George Rotheram of the second part and John Gerrard of Gibbstown in the county of Meath aforesaid Esq. and Thomas Battersby of Glenidan in the county of Westmeath Esq. of the third part.

Reciting that a marriage was agreed upon between the said Thomas Gerrard and Mary Ann Rotheram.

And further reciting that Samuel Gibbons of Mountainstown in the county of Meath Esq. had by indented deeds of lease and release bearing dates the 4th and 5th days of February 1785 granted unto William Gerrard Esq., deceased, all that and those the town and lands of Upper and Lower Graigs, situate in the lower barony of Navan in the county of Meath aforesaid containing 272 acres and 15 perches, be the same more or less. To hold unto the said William Gerrard, his heirs and assigns, for three lives therein named, and the survivor of them, and for such other lives as should forever thereafter be added to the term thereby granted, pursuant to a covenant therein contained for renewing the same forever subject to the rent fines for renewal and covenants therein mentioned.

And further reciting that the Right Honorable Charles, Lord Cadogan of New Burlington Street in the county of Middlesex, England, by indented deeds of lease and release bearing dates the 10th and 11th days of October 1787, granted to the said William Gerrard all that and those the castles, lands and farms called and known by the name of Liscartan in the county of Meath containing 465 acres, be the same more or less, and with the appurtenances. To hold unto the said William Gerrard, his heirs and assigns, for three lives therein named, and for the survivor of them, and for such other lives as should forever thereafter be added to the term thereby granted, pursuant to a covenant therein contained for renewing the same forever, subject to the rent fine for renewal and covenants therein mentioned.

And whereas the said William Gerrard died several years since, and the said Thomas Gerrard, his eldest son and heir-at-law, became, on the death of his said father, entitled to the said lands of Graigs and Liscartan, the said Thomas therefore, by said deed of which this is a memorial, in consideration of the said marriage and for other considerations therein mentioned, hath granted unto the said John Gerrard of Gibbstown and Thomas Battersby as trustees, all that and those the said town and lands of Upper and Lower Graigs situate in the lower barony of Navan and county of Meath aforesaid, with the appurtenances. To hold unto the said John Gerrard and Thomas Battersby, and the survivor of them, his heirs and assigns for the lives in the said deed named and for such other lives as should forever hereafter be added pursuant to the covenant contained in part in said recited deed for renewing the same forever, subject to the rents, covenants and fines for renewal in said deeds particularly reserved and mentioned upon the trusts and for the several uses and purposes in said deed, of which this is a memorial, mentioned and contained.

The deed and memorial were duly executed, signed and sealed by Thomas Gerrard and witnessed by Jeremiah Smith. The memorial was registered on 22 September 1806.1

Citations

  1. [S588] Ireland Registry of Deeds, Transcripts of memorials of deeds, conveyances and wills, 1708-1929; on 2687 FHL microfilms. Most are now digitized and available online at www.familysearch.org, LDS Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah: 1806; Film# 535459, Volume 582, pages 469-470, deed number 395349, images 550-551. Hereinafter cited as Deeds, conveyances and wills, 1708-1929.

Susanna Battles

b. 2 June 1723, d. 26 January 1744/45
Birth*2 June 1723Susanna Battles was born on 2 June 1723.1
Marriage*23 March 1743/44She married Benjamin Washburn of Bridgewater, son of Benjamin Washburn and Bethiah Kingman, on 23 March 1743/44 in Hingham, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).2,1,3
Death*26 January 1744/45She died on 26 January 1744/45 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England), at age 214,1
Burial* and was buried in Section D, grave number 481 of the Old Graveyard, Bridgewater. Her stone read "In memory of Mrs. Susanna Washburn, wife of Mr. Benja. Washburn, who deceasd January ye 26th, 1744, in ye 23d year of her age."5

Family

Benjamin Washburn b. Dec 1718, d. 3 Aug 1812

Citations

  1. [S894] George Ernest Bowman, "Benjamin Washburns of Bridgewater", Pilgrim Notes and Queries Volume V, No. 1 (January 1917), published by the Massachusetts Society of Mayflower Descendants: pages 1-3. The article's purpose was to explain and correct errors in the Washburn section of Mitchell's History of Bridgewater. Hereinafter cited as "Benjamin Washburns of Bridgewater."
  2. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, compiler, downloaded from Google Books, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to the Year 1850. In two Volumes: Volume I. Births and Volume II. Marriages and Deaths. (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1916), Volume II, Marriages, page 384. Hereinafter cited as Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850.
  3. [S474] Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater in Plymouth County, Massachusetts, including an extensive Family Register. Note: page numbers differ slightly between publications used in our research, including FHL copy, Google Books, Boston Public Library eBooks online and our personal library reprint published by Heritage Books. (Baltimore, Maryland: Gateway Press, Inc., original publication date was 1840; reprinted for the third and fourth times in 1970 and 1975; first reprinted in 1897 by Henry T. Pratt, Bridgewater, Massachusetts; originally printed in 1840 by Kidder and Wright, Boston, Massachusetts), Washburn, pages 338-350; discusses the authors confusion in trying to sort out all the Benjamin Washburns. Hereinafter cited as History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater.
  4. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850, Volume II, Deaths, page 575.
  5. [S747] Williams Latham, Epitaphs in Old Bridgewater, Massachusetts: Illustrated with Plans and Views, downloaded from Google Books, (Bridgewater, Massachusetts: Henry T. Pratt, Printer, 1882), page 93. Hereinafter cited as Epitaphs in Old Bridgewater.

Christine Baumbach1,2

b. 1873, d. 6 January 1939
Birth*1873Christine Baumbach was born about 1873 in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.1,3
Marriage*17 September 1895She married John F. Becker on 17 September 1895 in David City, Butler County, Nebraska.4,1
Census US 1920*6 January 1920Christine and John F. Becker were enumerated on the 1920 census taken on 6 January 1920 in Reading, Butler County, Nebraska. John was 46 years of age, a general farmer, and employed others, and Christina was 47 years of age. Their two children were enumerated with them in 1920. Helen L. was 22 years of age and Fred N. was age 18. Both had attended school within the census year.5
(Wife) Death4 April 1936Christine became a widow when John F. Becker died suddenly of a heart attack on 4 April 1936 at age 62.6,7
Death*6 January 1939She died on 6 January 1939 at the home of a daughter near David City, Butler County, Nebraska, at age 663,8
Burial* and was buried with her husband in Circle Mound Cemetery, Rising City, Butler County.3,6

Family

John F. Becker b. 8 Nov 1873, d. 4 Apr 1936
Children1.Helen L. Becker5 b. 1898
2.Fred N. Becker2 b. 18 Jul 1901, d. 27 Nov 1963

Citations

  1. [S1824] Nebraska, U.S., Select County Marriage Records, 1855-1908, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage on 17 September 1895 in David City, Nebraska, USA, of John F Becker of Butler County, Nebraska, age 21, born about 1874 in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, U. S. A., son of John Becker and Annie D. Rask, and Christine Baumbach of Butler County, Nebraska, age 22, born about 1873 in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, daughter of Valentine Baumbach and Christine Garmon, recorded in Butler County, referencing State Library and Archives, Nebraska State Historical Society, Lincoln, Nebraska. Hereinafter cited as Nebraska, U.S., Select County Marriage Records, 1855-1908.
  2. [S112] California, U.S., Death Index, 1940-1997, online at www.ancestry.com, death of Fred N Becker, mother's maiden name Baumbach, born on 18 July 1901 and died on 27 November 1963 in Los Angeles County. Hereinafter cited as California, U.S., Death Index, 1940-1997.
  3. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Christine Becker, Memorial# 96924372. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  4. [S73] 1920 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of John F. and Christiana Becker, Year: 1920; Census Place: Reading, Butler, Nebraska; Roll: T625_982; Page: 1A; Enumeration District: 14. Hereinafter cited as 1920 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S73] 1920 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of John F. and Christina Becker, Year: 1920; Census Place: Reading, Butler, Nebraska; Roll: T625_982; Page: 1B; Enumeration District: 14.
  6. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, J. F. Becker, Memorial# 162202191.
  7. [S2198] John F. Becker 1936 Obituary, online at Historical Newspapers from 1700s-2000s, at www.newspapers.com, The Banner-Press, David City, Nebraska, Thursday, 16 April 1936, page 4, death in his 63rd year of John F. Becker of Rising City, suddenly of a heart attack on Saturday evening, 4 April 1936, born John Frederick Becker on 8 November 1873 at Marietta, Pennsylvania, son of John and Anna Becker, married Christina Baumbach on 17 September 1895 at David City, three children, Fred of Los Angeles, Helen (Mrs. Harold Zeilinger) of David City, and Carl who died in infancy. Hereinafter cited as John F. Becker 1936 Obituary.
  8. [S2096] U.S., Newspapers.com Obituary Index, 1800s-current, online at www.ancestry.com, The Columbus Telegram, Columbus, Nebraska, 17 January 1939, page 5, death of Mrs. Christine Becker, age 66, on Friday, 6 January 1939 at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Harold Zeilinger, near David City. Hereinafter cited as U.S., Newspapers.com Obituary Index, 1800s-current.

Abigail Baxter1

b. September 1634, d. 27 August 1692
Father*Gregory Baxter1 b. 1607, d. 21 Jun 1659
Mother*Margaret Paddy1
Birth*September 1634Abigail Baxter was born in September 1634 in Roxbury, Massachusetts Bay Colony.1,2,3
Marriage*29 November 1650She married Joseph Adams, son of Henry Adams, on 29 November 1650 in Braintree, Suffolk County.4,1,5,6
(Daughter) Will2 June 1659Abigail's father wrote his will dated 2 June 1659 and bequeathed to his daughter Abigail and her husband, his son-in-law Joseph Adams, "six acres of land lying in the Great Field...and also my little island of salt marsh which lyeth at the head of the Salt Creek..." To Abigail and Joseph's son Joseph, he gave half his lands at the Captain's Plain, and if the child were to die without an heir, the lands were to go to Abigail's next oldest son or daughter if she had no son. To his son-in-law Joseph Adams, he also bequeathed his old mare.7,8,3
Death*27 August 1692She died on 27 August 1692 in Boston at age 58.2

Family

Joseph Adams b. 1626, d. 6 Dec 1694

Citations

  1. [S1262] Joseph Nickerson Baxter, compiler, Memorial of the Baxter Family, downloaded from the Boston Public Library eBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. (Boston, Massachusetts: Press of W. L. Deland and Son, 1879), pages 8-10. Hereinafter cited as Memorial of the Baxter Family.
  2. [S1256] Andrew N. Adams, A Genealogical History of Henry Adams, of Braintree, Mass., and his descendants : also John Adams of Cambridge, Mass., 1632-1897, downloaded from the Boston Public Library eBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. (Rutland, Vermont: published by the author; The Tuttle Company, Printers, 1898), page 7. Hereinafter cited as Henry Adams of Braintree and John Adams of Cambridge.
  3. [S1036] Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to N.E. 1620-1633, Vols. I-III, online at www.americanancestors.org, Gregory Baxter, pages 137-139. Hereinafter cited as Great Migration Begins, 1620-1633, Vols. I-III.
  4. [S1036] Great Migration Begins, 1620-1633, Vols. I-III, online at www.americanancestors.org, Gregory Baxter, pages 137-139, stating date as "29 November 1650" and citing Braintree's Vital Records.
  5. [S1256] Andrew N. Adams, Henry Adams of Braintree and John Adams of Cambridge, page 7, noting the date as "Nov. 26, 1650."
  6. [S1262] Joseph Nickerson Baxter, Memorial of the Baxter Family, pages 11-12, noting date as "Nov. 29, 1650" in the publication; another hand then crossing out the "29", although not replacing it with another date.
  7. [S283] Walter Goodwin Davis, Massachusetts and Maine Families: In the Ancestry of Walter Goodwin Davis (1885-1966): a reprinting, in alphabetical order by surname, of the sixteen multi-ancestor compendia: (plus Thomas Haley of Winter Harbor and his descendants), Volumes 1-3 (Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1996) Volume I. Allanson-French; Volume II. Gardner-Moses; Volume III. Neal-Wright. Digitized pages of the books are also available online at www.ancestry.com, Volume I, Deering, pages 418-419. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts and Maine Families.
  8. [S1260] Wm. B. Trask, "Gregory Baxter of Braintree: Abstracts from the Earliest Wills on Record in the County of Suffolk, Mass.", New England Historical & Genealogical Register, Volume 9, page 136 (April 1885). Hereinafter cited as "Will Abstract of Gregory Baxter of Braintree."