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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.

John R and Mary Jane (Bishop) Hassler Family