|Birth: ||Dec. 9, 1823|
|Death: ||Jan. 14, 1903|
Mr. Basse was married in Germany in 1849 to Miss Elizabeth Smilzer, who was born in Germany and ably assisted him in making his home in Sangamon county. She was to him a faithful companion and helpmate on life's journey for more than a half century, and their mutual love and confidence increased as the years went by, but they were separated by death on the 14th of January, 1903, the wife being called to her final rest.
Their marriage had been blessed with six sons and two daughters, but only two are now living: George, who is married and is a farmer of Loami township, owning five hundred acres of land; and Elizabeth, the wife of John L. Horn. The children who have passed away are as follows: Martha was the wife of Henry Brissler; John died when a young man; Jacob, who was married and was the owner of a good farm of one hundred and forty-six acres in Island Grove township, died November 14, 1902, leaving two daughters. He was elected and served for six years as highway commissioner and was also a member of the school board for six years. The next two children died in Germany in infancy. They were named George and Jacob. Willie was born and died in this country.
PAST AND PRESENT OF THE CITY OF SPRINGFIELD AND SANGAMON COUNTY ILLINOIS By Joseph Wallace, M. A., The S. J. Clarke Publishing Co., Chicago, IL 1904
George Basse (1824 - 1909)
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Originally Created by: Charles W Brown
Record added: Aug 11, 2008
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