The Shelby Democrat
Benedict Hasler died at seven o'clock Monday night, at his home two miles east of Fairland, after an illness of six weeks, of typhoid fever, age about sixty-eight years. The remains were interred at Fairland at 3 o'clock Tuesday afternoon, under the auspices of the Masonic lodge of that place, assisted by a committee from Shelby Lodge of this city.
Thursday December 16, 1886
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The funeral of Benedict Hasler, who died with typhoid fever at his residence, in Brandywine township, Monday evening, September 13th, and whose remains were interred at Pinhook cemetery on the day following, was very largely attended, 63 carriages, buggies and wagons, being in procession. The Masonic Lodge, of Fairland,
Brother Harry C.
Morrison, of Shelby Lodge No. 28, officiating, performed the usual rites and ceremonies at the grave. Brother Hasler was a native of Sweden, but emigrated to this country in the year 1854, where he has since resided, and where by his industry and frugal habits accumulated a comfortable competency. He was a kind hearted, good citizen, and the vast numbers who attended his funeral expressed the feeling and respect entertained for him by all.
Submitted by Barb Huff
Note from Mary Harrell Sesniak: Naturalization papers & census records research show Benedict was born in Switzerland & not Sweden as the