|Birth: ||Feb. 2, 1810|
New York, USA
|Death: ||Nov. 27, 1846|
New York, USA
United States Navy Surgeon. His father was Ferdinand Hassler, the First Superintendent of the Coast Survey. Married Anna Josepha Nourse (1814-1885) on October 4, 1837.
He graduated from Rutgers University, then obtained a Medical Degree from the University of Pennsylvania. Entered the United States Navy on November 34, 1834 as an Assistant Surgeon. Promoted to Passed Assistant Surgeon on July 12, 1839, and Surgeon on July 22, 1844. Served on board the "USS Vandalia" from 1834 to 1835, as designated "awaiting order" from 1838 to 1839, at the Washington DC Naval Yard in 1842, the "USS Decatur" in 1844, and the USS Falmouth in 1845 and during the Mexican War. He drowned on November 27, 1846 off Fisher's Island, Long Island Sound in the wreck of the steamer "SS Atlantic".
His daughter, Mary Caroline Hassler, married Simon Newcomb, who would go on to achieve the rank of Rear-Admiral in the United States Navy, and was known for his work scientific work in mathematics and astronomy.
His granddaughter, Anita Newcomb Magee (daughter of Simon and Mary), became a surgeon, joined the United States Army, was the only female doctor in uniform during the Spanish-American War, and helped found both the United States Army Nurse Corps (1900) and the United States Navy Nurse Corps (1902).
Both Doctor Hassler's daughter and granddaughter are buried in Arlington National Cemetery.
Mary Caroline Hassler Newcomb (____ - 1921)*
Laurel Hill Cemetery
Plot: Section P, Lot 2 & 3
Created by: Russ Dodge
Record added: Jul 28, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 39971911