Samuel Amsler

Male, #32261, (7 Oct 1841 - 4 Mar 1934)
Birth*7 Oct 1841 Samuel was born at Cat Spring, Austin Co., Texas, on 7 Oct 1841. 
Civil War*between 1861 and 1865 He served in the War Between the States between 1861 and 1865

     Samuel served in Co. G, Green's Cavalry Brigade and was the last surviving member of the Brigade. 
Marriage*4 Jun 1878 He married Martha Jane Culpepper on 4 Jun 1878 at age 36.1
Samuel & Mattie (Culpepper) Amsler
Samuel & Mattie (Culpepper) Amler, earlier
Photographed*say 1880 He was photographed say 1880 at McGregor, McLennan Co., Texas.1
1900 Census*1 Jun 1900 Samuel was listed as the head of a family on the 1900 Census at McGregor, McLennan Co., Texas.2 
1910 Census*15 Apr 1910 Samuel was listed as the head of a family on the 1910 Census at McGregor, McLennan Co., Texas.3 
1920 Census*1 Jan 1920 Samuel was listed as the head of a family on the 1920 Census at McGregor, McLennan Co., Texas.4 
Death of Spouse26 Mar 1926 His wife Martha Jane Culpepper died on 26 Mar 1926 at McGregor, McLennan Co., Texas
Photographedsay 1930 He appeared as a brother-in-law in a family photograph say 1930 at McGregor, McLennan Co., Texas,
Left to right: Samuel Amsler, Sylvira Ann Culpepper, Martha Jane (Culpepper) Amsler.
Culpepper sisters
1930 Census*1 Apr 1930 Samuel was listed as the head of a family on the 1930 Census at McGregor, McLennan Co., Texas.5 
Death*4 Mar 1934 He died at McGregor, McLennan Co., Texas, on 4 Mar 1934 at age 92.6 
Burial*circa 6 Mar 1934 His body was interred circa 6 Mar 1934 at McGregor City Cemetery, McGregor, McLennan Co., Texas
Biography* According to notes by Lena Amsler, Cat Spring, where Samuel Amsler was born, is 12 miles southwest of Bellville, TX. The town got its name from a bobcat that was killed there. Lena Amsler wrote in a 19 Jun 1978 letter that her father had a saw mill in Plantersville, Montgomery Co., TX: He came here when the Santa Fe and Cotton Belt railroad crossed on a bare plain. Sam and Mama had malaria in the piney woods and Papa thought the prairie would cure malaria.
      In a 25 Jul 1978 letter, Lena noted that brother Sam had gone to work "for the lumber business which my father had established in the first year of the town's existence. In a 4 Nov 1974 article about a grandson, Sam Houston Amsler, Jr., on p. 6A of the Waco Tribune-Herald Mrs. S. H. (Margaret Harris) Amsler mentioned that "his [Samuel Amsler's] grandfather was one of the town's founding fathers."
      Lena Amsler wrote in a 25 Jul 1978 letter that her brother: [Sam] went to work in the bank in which my father was one of the original stockholders. The vault of the bank had been blown up by the son of its President, another original stockholder. My father then became President - a position he held until his death.
      In a 17 Sep 1978 letter Lena Amsler wrote: Neither my mother or father was musical although my father owned a violin which his father brought him from Switzerland.
      Mrs. Travis (Jacqueline Lorenz) McClinton recorded the following from the McGregor City Cemetery of Sam Amsler in a 29 Aug 1988 letter: S. Amsler 1841-1934 (Am/Lg)

MR. SAMUEL AMSLER, age 92, 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 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 here 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 estabished 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, and A. C. Amsler. His wife, Martha Jane Culpepper preceded him several years (1846-1926). Burial was in McGregor Cemetery by

Amsler Funeral Home.McGregor Mirror: Mar 9 (1-6) 1934.

 

Family

Martha Jane Culpepper (31 Jul 1846 - 26 Mar 1926)
Marriage*4 Jun 1878 He married Martha Jane Culpepper on 4 Jun 1878 at age 36.1
Samuel & Mattie (Culpepper) Amsler
Samuel & Mattie (Culpepper) Amler, earlier
Last Edited18 Oct 2008

Citations

  1. Ellaree Dean Speer records, Ellaree Dean Speer to Lew Griffin, 1977-1994.
  2. 1900 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 87, Sheet 4B, Pg 168A, Pct 5, Gen, com Img 8, McGregor, McLennan Co., TX
    Samuel Amsler, Head, M, Oct-1840, md-21 yrs, TX Switz Switz, Lumberman
    Martha J. (Culpepper) Amsler, Wife, F, Jul-1846, 53, md-21 yrs, Ch 4/4, GA SC SC
    Samuel H. Amsler, Son, M, Oct-1879, 20, S, TX TX GA, Bkkppr
    Walter Amsler, Son, M, Mar-1881, 18, S, TX TX GA
    Cleaveland Amsler, Son, M, Aug-1884, 15, S, TX TX GA
    Lena Amsler, Daughter, F, May-1886, 14, S, TX TX GA
    Anna Culpepper, Sister-in-Law, F, May-1842, 58, S, GA SC SC.
  3. 1910 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 104, Sheet 6A, Pg 96A, Gen.com Img11, Mc Gregor, McLennan Co., TX
    S. Amsler, Head, M, 69, M1, md-32, Tx Switz Switz, Merchant-Hdware
    Martha Jane Amsler, Wife, F, 63, M1, md-32, ch 4/4, GA SC SC
    Cleve Amsler, Son, M, 25, S, TX TX GA, Bkppr-Oil Mill
    Lena Amsler, Daughter, F, 23, S, TX TX GA, Teacher-PubSch
    Ann Culpepper, Sister-in-Law, F, 67, S, GA SC SC.
  4. 1920 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 142, Sheet 7B, Pct 5, 502 Sixth StreetMcGregor, McLennan Co., TX
    Owns=Y, Farm=Y
    Sam Amsler, Head, M, 79, M, TX Switzerland Switzerland
    Martha J. Amsler, Wife, F, 73, S, GA SC SC
    Lena Amsler, Dau, F, 33, S, TX TX GA, School Teacher
    Ann Culpepper, Sister-in-Law, F, 77, S, GA SC SC.
  5. 1930 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 49, Sheet 13A, Pg 53, Pct. 5, McGregor, McLennan Co., TX
    Own=$7000, Radio=N, Farm=N, Military=N
    Sam Amsler, Head, M, 88, M, md@37, TX Switzerland Switzerland, Retired
    Lena Amsler, Dau, F, 43, S, TX TX GA, Teacher-Pub School
    S. A. Culpepper, Sister-in-Law, F, 87, S, GA GA GA.
  6. Monyene Stearns and Pat Fehler, Deaths in Central Texas 1925-1934, .
    p. 126.