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1759 Christina Bortner's birth, on 22 December 1759, was recorded at St. Jacobs Stone Lutheran and Reformed Church, Brodbecks, Codorus Twp, York County, Pennsylvania. [1][2][3]

1761 Abraham Hassler was born in Codorus Twp, York County, Pennsylvania; the fifth and youngest son born to Michael and Margretta Hassler. Abraham Hassler was baptised on 4 October with sponsors Abraham Wild and Anna Barbara. [4][5][6]

c 1782 Abraham Hassler and Christina Bortner likely were married about this time. [7][8]

1782 Abraham Hasler served as a private in Capt. George Gieselman's Company. The county was characterized by the large number of pacifists living there: "The great number of Quakers, Menonists, and Dunkards in this county occasions the companies to be so hard to fill up". [9][10]

1783 On 8 December, son Jacob Hassler [Hosler] was born to parents Abraham and Christina Hosler and was baptized 2 February 1784 at Wolf's Church with sponsors George and Christina Lau. [11][12][13][14]

1783 Abraham and brothers Joseph, Christian, George, and Michael Hassler were taxed in Codorus Twp, York County, Pennsylvania. Abraham had not been taxed before, and was taxed for 2 inhabitants with no land, suggesting he had just reached age 21. [15][16]

1785 On 12 December, Magdalena Hassler was born to parents Abraham and wife Christina Hassler. She was baptized, with sponsors Christian Hassler and wife Magdalen, on 22 January, 1787 at Wolfs (St. Pauls) Reformed and Lutheran Church, West Manchester Twp, York County, Pennsylvania. [17][18]

1785 Abraham Hassler, perhaps this one, served as a private in Captain Herman's company, York County, Pennsylvania. [19]

1787 Abraham Hassler was taxed for 100 acres, 1 horse and 1 cow in Earl Twp, Lancaster County. [20]

1788 Abraham Hassler, a weaver, bought 53 acres of land lying directly east of father-in-law George Bortner's land in Codorus Twp, York County, Pennsylvania. [21]

1788 On 28 April, daughter Elisabeta Hassler [Elizabeth Hosler] was born to parents Abraham and Christina Hassler. She was baptized 12 May 1788 at Fissel's (Jerusalem) Union Church, Shrewsbury Township, York County, Pennsylvania, with sponsor Elisabetha Bortnerin. [22]

1788 Abraham Hassler was taxed for 80 acres, 1 horse and 2 cows in Earl Twp, Lancaster County. [23]

1790 Abraham Hosler, perhaps this one, father-in-law George Bortner, and brothers Christian, George, and Joseph Hosler lived in Codorus Twp, York County, Pennsylvania. [24][25]

1791 Abraham and Christina Hassler were sponsors for the birth of Christina Bortner to parents George (Christina's brother) and Margaret Bortner at Fissel's Jerusalem Church in Shrewsbury Twp, York County, Pennsylvania. [26]

1793 Abraham Hassler was listed on the Pennsylvania septennial census for Codorus Twp, York County, Pennsylvania. [27]

1796 On 23 November, Catharina Hossler was born to parents Abraham and Christina Hossler, with sponsors Apelonia and Georg Bortner. [28]

1796 Abraham and Catharina Hassler were sponsors for the baptism of Johann Henrich Gickelmann, born April 21 to Theobald and Mrs. Gickelmann. [29]

1798 Abraham Hassler was listed on the US direct tax for York County. Abraham had a lot valued at $350. [30]

1798 Abraham Hassler purchased 67 acres from the fields of father-in-law George Bortner; 35 acres on 12 October 1798 and 31 acres on 13 December, 1799. [31][32]

1799 On 31 August, Joseph Hasler was born to parents Abraham and Christina Hasler, perhaps this couple, with sponsors George and Scharlota Gerbrich at Fissel's Jerusalem Union Church, Shrewsbury Twp, York County, Pennsylvania. [33]

1800 Abraham and Christina Hassler were sponsors for the birth of Christina Bortner to parents, Christina's brother, Peter and Elizabeth Bortner at Fissel's Jerusalem Church in Shrewsbury Twp, York County, Pennsylvania. [34]

1800 Abraham Hassler lived in Codorus Twp, York County, Pennsylvania with the following household: one female age 0-10 (Catherine or Christina?), 1 female age 10-15 (Barbara?), one female age 26+ (wife Christina?), three males age 0-10 (John, William, George?), one male age 10-15, one male age 16-25 (Jacob?), and one male age 26+ (Abraham?). [35][36] Nearby were brothers-in-law Ludwig and Peter Bortner. Christian Hassler (possibly Abraham Hassler's brother) was listed on the prior page.

1800 Abraham Hassler was listed on the Pennsylvania septennial census for Codorus Twp, York County, Pennsylvania. [37]

1803 Abraham Hassler died on 17 May in Codorus Twp, York County, Pennsylvania. The executors for his estate were Ludwig Bortner of Codorus Twp and John Bortner of Hopewell Twp. George Bortner of Shrewsbury Twp and Theobald Schneider of Codorus Twp also posted bond for the administration. [Ludwig, John, and George Bortner might be brothers of Christina] [38][39]

1803 On 1 November, a tract surveyed in Codorus Twp, York County was shown belonging to Abraham Hassler, deceased, next to land of Peter and Michael Gerberich. [40]

1804 On 29 Feb, land in Codorus Twp belonging to Abraham Hostler was shown adjacent to land of Peter Garverick. [41]

1804 On 26 June, Ludwig and John Bortner, administrators of the estate of Abraham Hassler, deceased, produced an account of their administration, showing a balance of £154.16.11. [42]

1804 On 26 June, Christina Hassler, widow of Abraham Hassler deceased, applied to appoint Dewalt Schneider guardian over the persons and estates of Christina, Hassler (age 12), George Hassler (age 10), Catharina Hassler (age 8), and John Hassler (age 9), all minor children of the deceased. Elizabeth Hassler (age 16) prayed that Dewalt Schneider be named her guardian. The court agreed. [43]

1804 On 22 August, Barbara Hassler (age 14) orphan and minor child of Abraham Hassler, prayed the court to appoint Dewalt Snyder guardian over her person and estate. [44]

1804 On 19 December, Abraham Hassler's eldest son, Jacob, petitioned the court to decide whether to partition Abraham's land among the heirs, or to value it as a whole. "Your petitioner's father, Abraham Hosler lately died intestate leaving a widow named Christina and eight children namely your petitioner Jacob Hosler, Magdalena Hosler, Elizabeth Hosler, Elizabeth Hosler, Barbara Hosler, Christina Hosler, George Hosler, Catharine Hosler, and John Hosler lawful issue to survive him...That the said intestate died seized of (owning) a plantation and tract of land...containing about one hundred and fifty acres. That the said widow and children of said Intestate, hold the said Messuage and tract of land with the appurtenances as tenants in common and undivided; and they cannot agree upon men to make an amicable partition of the same. Your petitioner therefore prays your Honorable Court to award an Inquest to make partition of the said tract land and premises with the appurtanences to and amongst the said Widow and Children of the said Intestate if the same will admit of said partition or division, without prejudice to and spoiling the whole; but if the same will not admit of partition amongst the widow and all the children of the said Intestate, without prejudice to and Spoiling the whole then to divide the same so as to accommodate as many of the children as the same will admit of, without prejudice to or spoiling the whole. And make report therof to the Court with the value of each parcel. But if the same will not admit of partition... then to value the whole undivided; According to the act of Assembly in such case made and provided...". [45]

1805 An inquest was held on 21 March by Joseph Eichelberger, high sheriff of York County, by twelve honest and lawful men, to "inquire whither the plantation ...will admit of division and partition to and amongst the heirs and representatives of Abraham Hasler deceased ...without prejudice to or spoiling the whole...the Jurors and Affirmants aforesaid do say that the said plantation and tract of land will not admit of division to and amongst the heirs and representatives of said deceased, with out prejudice to and spoiling of the whole. There fore value the same together and undivided at the sum of Nine hundred and sixty three dollars and thirthy three cents - lawful money of Pennsylvania..."

1805 On 25 June, Jacob Eichelberger made a partition of the plantation and tract in Codorus Twp, York County adjoining lands of John Ehrman, Ludwig Bordner, John Bailey, and others, containing about 150 acres, late the estate of Abraham Hassler deceased. The platation should not be divided and was valued at $963.33. Jacob Hassler, eldest son prayed to be permitted to take the land at the valuation and the court agreed. [46]

1805 After Abraham Hassler died, the farm purchased in 1798 was awarded to his eldest son, Jacob, who then sold it within one year to his Uncle Ludwig Bortner. [47][48]

1832 Christina Hassler her son George, her widowed daughter Elizabeth, her daughter Magdalena, and possibly her son Jacob, moved to Ohio in May 1832. They settled near Johnsville in Morrow County, Ohio, on government land. [49][50]

1842 Christina Hassler died and was buried with her son George B Hosler at St. John's Evangelical and Lutheran Church near Johnsville, North Woodbury, Morrow County, Ohio. Her grave marker reads: "In memory of Christina wife of Abraham Hosler, died June 12, 1842 aged 84 years, 5 months and 20 days." [51][52]

Christina Bortner Hassler's gravestone, Morrow County, Ohio, 1842.

1842 In Richland County, Ohio, John Snyder was appointed to administer the estate of Christiana Hosler, deceased. Jacob Snyder and Jacob Ruhl provided security. Jeremiah Ruhl, Amos Ruhl, and Nicholas Ziegler were appointed to make the appraisal of the personal property. [53]

1843 Christina Bortner Hassler's brother, Michael Bortner, discharged the dower which had been placed in 1805 on the old Hassler farm in Codorus Twp, York County, Pennsylvania. The discharge was dated October 11, 1843 and was signed by all the living heirs of Abraham Hassler including wife Christina, and children: Jacob, George B., Magdalen, Catherine and the children of Elizabeth, who died in 1835 and who had married Jacob Ruhl. A release of the estate of Abraham Hassler to Michael Bortner was recorded 4 January 1848. [54][55]

1887 The estate of Abraham Hosler, perhaps this Abraham, made transactions in North Codorus Twp, York County involving Jacob Hosler administrator and Elizabeth Gentzler. [56][57]

Research Notes:

Abraham Hassler is a registered American Revolutionary War participant, documented with application National Number 72705, at the Sons of the American Revolution for his service as a private in Captain Giselman's Company, in the 7th Battalion, York County, Pennsylvania Militia 1781-1782. Four brothers served with him: Joseph, Christian, Michael, and George. [58]

"Christina Bortner, Dec ,22, 1759- Jun.12, 1842; m. Abraham Hassler, Sept, 1781-May 17, 1803(viii), son of Michael and Margaret Hassler, In 1788 Hassler, a weaver, bought 53 acres of land lying directly east of his father-in-law's farm. In 1798 and affair: In 1799 old George Bortnor sold off some of his fields to Hassler, amounting to 37 acres. This is now the George H. Trone farm. Hassler died in the spring of 1803, at the early age of forty-two. The administrators of his estate were his brothers-in-law, Ludwig and John Bortner. The farm was awarded to the eldest son, Jacob, in 1805, and he sold it within a year to his uncle, Ludwir Bortner. In 1832 Christina Hassler joined her son George; her widowed daughter Elizabeth; her daughter Magdalena; and possibly her son Jacob in their trek to Ohio. They settled in Morrow county on Government. land. Christina Hassler died in 1842 and was buried at St. John's Lutheran church, near Johnsville, Morrow county. It was only after her death that her brother, Michael Bortner, could discharge the dower which had been placed on the old Hassler farm in Codorus township in 1805, The discharge is dated October 11, 1843, and signed by all of the living heirs of Abraham Hassler. See Record Book 3U, pp. 2l7f, York county. For further information on the Hasslers, see Helen Hassler Dempsey, Hasler Families and Where They Came From (Rutland, Vt., n. d.) pp. 180-188." [59]


Footnotes:

[1] FamilySearch.org, citing GS film 1414855 of Pennsylvania births, [FamilySearch_Record].

[2] Charles Henry Glatfelter, George Bortner of Codorus Twp, York County, Pennsylvania and His Descendants (1949), 36, [HathiTrust].

[3] Ancestry.com, York County, Pennsylvania Church Records, 1760-1800: Codorus Township, [Ancestry_Records].

[4] USGenWeb Archives, Records of the First Reformed Church, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, [USGenWeb].

[5] Helen Hassler Dempsey, Hasler Families and where They Came from (Rutland, Vermont: Tuttle Publishing Company, 1946/97), 180, [Google_Book].

[6] Charles Henry Glatfelter, George Bortner of Codorus Twp, York County, Pennsylvania and His Descendants (1949), 36, [HathiTrust].

[7] Helen Hassler Dempsey, Hasler Families and where They Came from (Rutland, Vermont: Tuttle Publishing Company, 1946/97), 180, reports that Abraham Hassler married Christina, [Google_Book].

[8] Harold Bordner, The Bordner and Burtner families: and their Bortner ancestors in America (1967), 10, [Internet_Archive].

[9] Thomas Lynch Montgomery, Pennsylvania Archives, Sixth Series, Volume 2 (Muster Rolls Washington) (1906), 675, of 673-6, [Google_Book], [Internet_Archive].

[10] Helen Hassler Dempsey, Hasler Families and where They Came from (Rutland, Vermont: Tuttle Publishing Company, 1946/97), 181, [Google_Book].

[11] FamilySearch.org, citing Pennsylvania births, [FamilySearch_Record].

[12] William John Hinke, York County, Pennsylvania, 1764-1936: Reformed Congregation of St. Paul's/Wolf's Church (West Manchester Township), 249, [Ancestry_Record], [FHL_Catalog].

[13] York County, Pennsylvania, 1764-1894: Wolf's (St. Paul's) Reformed and Lutheran Church, (West Manchester Township), 245, [Ancestry_Record], [FHL_Film_Catalog].

[14] Ancestry.com, York County, Pennsylvania Church Records to 1800, [Ancestry_Records].

[15] William Henry Egle, Pennsylvania Archives, Third Series, Volume 21 (York Taxables) (1897), 703, [Google_Book], [Archive_Catalog].

[16] Pennsylvania, Tax and Exoneration, 1768-1801, right column, [Ancestry_Image].

[17] FamilySearch.org, citing GS film Q974.841 K2HS V.2 [sic] of Pennsylvania births, [FamilySearch_Record].

[18] Ancestry.com, York County, Pennsylvania Church Records to 1800, [Ancestry_Records].

[19] Thomas Lynch Montgomery, Pennsylvania Archives, Sixth Series, Volume 3 (Muster Rolls Bedford-York) (1907), 1467, of 1466-7, [Google_Book].

[20] Pennsylvania, Tax and Exoneration, 1768-1801, [Ancestry_Image].

[21] Charles Henry Glatfelter, George Bortner of Codorus Twp, York County, Pennsylvania and His Descendants (1949), 36, [HathiTrust].

[22] Ancestry.com, York County, Pennsylvania Church Records to 1800, [Ancestry_Records].

[23] Pennsylvania, Tax and Exoneration, 1768-1801, [Ancestry_Image].

[24] US census, 1790, Reel 0009, Image 205, left column, line 16 from bottom or right column line 16, [Internet_Archive].

[25] FamilySearch.org, US census, 1790, indexed as Hoser, [FamilySearch_Record].

[26] Ancestry.com, York County, Pennsylvania Church Records to 1800, [Ancestry_Records].

[27] Pennsylvania, Septennial Census, 1779-1863, 1793, Codorus Twp, York County, person 82, [Ancestry_Search].

[28] Ancestry.com, York County, Pennsylvania Church Records to 1800, [Ancestry_Records].

[29] Berks County, Pennsylvania, 1745-1805: Cacusi or Hain's Reformed Church, [Ancestry_Record].

[30] United States Direct Tax of 1798: Pennsylvania. Film M372. IRS, Record Group 58. NARA, ancestry.com.

[31] George R. Prowell, History of York County Pennsylvania, Volume 2 (Beers, 1907), 224, [HathiTrust], [Internet_Archive].

[32] Charles Henry Glatfelter, George Bortner of Codorus Twp, York County, Pennsylvania and His Descendants (1949), 36, [HathiTrust].

[33] Ancestry.com, York County, Pennsylvania Church Records to 1800, [Ancestry_Records].

[34] Ancestry.com, York County, Pennsylvania Church Records to 1800, [Ancestry_Records].

[35] US census, 1800, Reel 0044, Image 193, page 1362, line 6 from bottom, [Internet_Archive].

[36] FamilySearch.org, US census, 1800, p 1362, [FamilySearch_Record].

[37] Pennsylvania, Septennial Census, 1779-1863, 1800, Codorus Twp, York County, person 102, [Ancestry_Search].

[38] Helen Hassler Dempsey, Hasler Families and where They Came from (Rutland, Vermont: Tuttle Publishing Company, 1946/97), 180, citing Orphans' Court, York County, Pennsylvania, [Google_Book].

[39] Charles Henry Glatfelter, George Bortner of Codorus Twp, York County, Pennsylvania and His Descendants (1949), 36, [HathiTrust].

[40] Pennsylvania Archives Land Office Survey, D41-169, [PA_Survey_Book_Links].

[41] Pennsylvania Archives Land Office Survey, D41-202, [PA_Survey_Book_Links].

[42] Lancaster County Pennsylvania Orphans' Court I-46, [FamilySearch_Image].

[43] Lancaster County Pennsylvania Orphans' Court I-47, [FamilySearch_Image].

[44] Lancaster County Pennsylvania Orphans' Court I-62, [FamilySearch_Image].

[45] Lancaster County Pennsylvania Orphans' Court I-93, [FamilySearch_Image].

[46] Lancaster County Pennsylvania Orphans' Court I-162, [FamilySearch_Image].

[47] York County, Pennsylvania deed 3U-217f.

[48] Charles Henry Glatfelter, George Bortner of Codorus Twp, York County, Pennsylvania and His Descendants (1949), 36, [HathiTrust].

[49] Helen Hassler Dempsey, Hasler Families and where They Came from (Rutland, Vermont: Tuttle Publishing Company, 1946/97), 181, [Google_Book].

[50] Charles Henry Glatfelter, George Bortner of Codorus Twp, York County, Pennsylvania and His Descendants (1949), 36, [HathiTrust].

[51] Find A Grave Memorial 89220732, [Find_A_Grave].

[52] Helen Hassler Dempsey, Hasler Families and where They Came from (Rutland, Vermont: Tuttle Publishing Company, 1946/97), 180, [Google_Book].

[53] Richland County, Ohio Administration 4-198, image 441, [FamilySearch_Image].

[54] York County, Pennsylvania deed 3U-217.

[55] Charles Henry Glatfelter, George Bortner of Codorus Twp, York County, Pennsylvania and His Descendants (1949), 36, [HathiTrust].

[56] York County, Pennsylvania deed 7Y-73.

[57] York County, Pennsylvania deed 7U-364.

[58] Thomas Lynch Montgomery, Pennsylvania Archives, Sixth Series, Volume 2 (Muster Rolls Washington) (1906), 675, [Google_Book], [Internet_Archive].

[59] Charles Henry Glatfelter, George Bortner of Codorus Twp, York County, Pennsylvania and His Descendants (1949), 36, [HathiTrust].


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