|Birth: ||Oct. 7, 1841, Switzerland|
|Death: ||Mar. 4, 1934|
SAMUEL (SAM) HOUSTON AMSLER, age 92, of McGregor, Texas died Sunday, March 4, 1934, in McGregor.
Mr. Amsler, who was of Swiss origin, was born October 7, 1841, in Cat Springs, Texas, on the Old Spanish Trail. He was the son of Carl Amsler and Mary Lowenberger, both born in Switzerland. He was first associated with his father in the lumber business in Montgomery County, Texas, before enlisting in the Confederate Army during the Civil War.
Mr. Amsler was a member of Co. G, Green's Cavalry Brigade and was the last surviving member of the Brigade. When lots were sold in McGregor in 1882, and the town of McGregor laid out, Mr. Amsler was present and bought several lots. The next year he moved his family here and established a lumber yard which still stands.
He organized the First National Bank of which he was President for 38 years, organized the local water system, and was instrumental in construction of the McGregor compress and oil mill.
His children who survive are: Miss Lena Amsler, Walter Amsler, Sam Amsler Jr., and A. C. Amsler.
His wife, Martha Jane Culpepper preceded him several years (1846-1926).
He also was a merchant, operating a large hardware and undertaking parlor in downtown McGregor for many years. It later became Amsler Funeral Home (now Cole Funeral Home of McGregor).
Burial was in McGregor Cemetery by Amsler Funeral Home. McGregor Mirror: Mar 9 (1-6) 1934.
Wife: Martha Jane Culpepper (31 Jul 1846 - 26 Mar 1926)
Martha Jane Culpepper Amsler (1846 - 1926)*
Sam Houston Amsler (1879 - 1966)*
Walter Scott Amsler (1881 - 1967)*
Arthur Cleveland Amsler (1884 - 1975)*
Lena May Amsler (1886 - 1979)*
Plot: Block 31
Created by: Jim (Dr. Mo) Moshinskie,...
Record added: Jan 03, 2007
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