Obituary John R Hassler,
Auxvasse, Missouri, 29 May 1924
Auxvasse Review, Callaway County, Auxvasse, Missouri, 4 June 1924 An Old Citizen Dies. John R. Hassler Passes Away at Home of Daughter. John R. Hassler, who was one of the oldest citizens of Auxvasse passed away at the home of his daughter last Thursday afternoon, May 29. He had been in a feeble condition for several months, and at various times it was thought impossible for him to live long. The deceased was born in Tennessee April 26, 1834, death occurring at the age of ninety years. He came with his parents when he was a small child to the vicinity of Williamsburg, Mo. Later the family moved into Shamrock township, where Mr. Hassler learned the trade of blacksmith under Tirah D. Bishop, who later became his father-in-law. In 1852 he married Mary Jane Bishop, who died in 1908. To this marriage eight children were born. Four preceded him in death. Those who survive are T.B. Hassler of Fairfield, Iowa, W.S. Hassler of Cheney, Washington, Mrs. Rebecca J. McCowen of Trinidad, Colorado, and Mrs. N.R. Burt of Auxvasse. In early life the deceased became a member of Liberty Christian church, where he served as an officer for many years. Later he moved to Hatton and was an officer in the church there, and when he made his residence in Auxvasse, he joined the Christian church here and became an elder. He was also a member of the Masonic lodge in Auxvasse, and a Confederate veteran. A brief funeral service was held at the home of Mr. and Mrs. N.R. Burt, west of Auxvasse, after which the body was taken to Liberty church, when, after another service, the body was laid to rest in the adjacent cemetery. A very large crowd was present at the funeral. Mr. Hassler was a man very highly respected wherever known. Up to the time of advancing old age he had been very industrious. He was highminded and tolerant, and during his sickness exhibited a remarkable degree of patience. The Review joins his many former friends in extending sympathy to the relatives.