.
Emma Maria Basset
and
Carl Ludwig Nitschke
.


Page Updated May 2009

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The updating of the numbering system used on this page has been completed. Generation 28 is my own;
27 is that of my parents; 29 is that of my children, etc.  --   John M. Gwin, May 2009


The reformatting of the name font and census data for this page has been completed. --John M. Gwin, Aug 2011


SOURCES:

My first source of info for all this page is my father's late brother, James Bassett Gwin II.  Page 46 is entitled BASSET FAMILY HISTORY and starts out:

"Compiled by James Basset Gwin II of 2918 45 St New Orleans 20, LA in the year 1949 from records submitted from the collections of Kate L. Gwin Tuscaloosa Al, and Edith Snow, Washington, DC.  Information obtained from Major Champ Carter McCullough who employed genealogists to trace this ancestry. "
My second source is Mr. Jeffrey Neil Bassett, Jnbassett@aol.com, who saw my page and sent me information he said came from Elizabeth Nitschke Hicks.  I cut his info apart and added each piece where it was applicable.  Thus each note preceded by JB/ENH came from him.  We've not yet discovered how we are related, if at all.

My third source is Ms. Elizabeth (Liz) Nitschke Hicks herself , erootrot@usa.net , generation six below, my third cousin once removed.

And now my fourth source is Ms. Margaret Johanna Bond Graham, graham7111@cox.net, generation seven below, my 4th cousin.


22.00--[Georges] Basset; m. Madamoselle Lavalette; 2 sons.  This from Uncle James' papers, but evidently "Georges" (James said it's pronounced zhur-WAH) is misinformation, as Liz has the copy of the marriage license (transcribed immediately below).
JB/ENH notes:
53B. Jean Jacques Luis Basset m. Mary Lavalette on 20 Aug 1767 in Christchurch, Yorkshire, England.

Liz Hicks sent me a photocopy of the old 1767 marriage license.  I transcribe it here with typeset words in boldface type and handwritten words in italic type.  The five signatures are also underlined.


"Banns of Marriage ____No. 93 Jean Jaques Basset ofthis Parish Watchmaker and Mary Lavalette of the Parish of Saint Saviour were Married in this Church by Licence this twentieth Day of August in the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Sixty Seven by me E. Willan, Vicar. This Marriage was solemnized between Us JJBasset  Marie Lavalette In the Presence of Joseph Leivers Rose Bottlion"


23.01--One of them (no name listed; may have been born second) emigrated to America, family all died in Philadelphia.  (Uncle James Gwin's info.)
23.02--John James Louis Basset m. Mary Miles, an English girl; settled in Sussex, England; 14 children
JB/ENH notes:
*53B1. Jean Jacques Luis "James" Basset- m. Mary Miles 13 Jun 1803 in St. Marylebone, London, Eng.


These are the fourteen children of James and Mary:

24.01--James Basset
24.02--Mary Basset
24.03--Charlotte Basset (m. Fred Cheeseman)
24.04--George Basset
24.05--William Basset (m. Harriet Bowley)--(my great-great-grandparents)
24.06--Louis Basset (m. Sarah Gwin)
24.07--Sarah Basset (m. Robert Jordan)
24.08--John Miles Basset
24.09--Henry Basset
24.10--Joseph Lavalette Basset (m. Mary Ann Gwin)
24.11--Emma Maria Basset (m3. Carl Ludwig Nitschke[Click here for their wedding photo.]
24.12--Thomas Archibald Basset, or Thomas Basset (twin), b. 1826; d. unk.;
24.13--Charles Basset, or Archibald Basset (twin), b. 1826; d. unk.;
24.14--Robert Basset or Charles Robert Basset, b. 1830; d. 1837;
(24.15)--Harry Bridger (called Henry)--maybe adopted, maybe only a close friend raised by the family, but not blood related



And now meet Emma's and Carl's families:


24.11--Emma Maria Basset, b. 13 May 1825 in England; d. Apr 1873; m1. Sir George Benton, lived in Canada, widowed (see Johanna's interesting note below); m2. John P. Veidt, lived in AL, widowed; m3. in 1854 in Sumter Co., AL, to Carl Ludwig Nitschke (b. ca. 1814 in Germany; d. unk.; bd. unk.); 6 of at least 6 ch.
[listed as E. M. Nitche, age 34 in the 1 Aug 1860 census of Austin, Travis Co., TX]

[listed as C. L. Nitche, age 46, carpenter, in the 1 Aug 1860 census of Austin, Travis Co., TX]

[listed with seven children ages 17, 13, 12, 9, 7, 2, 6mos., in the 1 Aug 1860 census of Austin, Travis Co., TX; therefore, only the last 2 are Emma's; however, the last 3 are listed as being b. in TX!]

JB/ENH notes:
* 53B1B. Emma Maria Basset, b. 20 Jun 1824; d. 1873 in Travis Co.,Tx.; m. C. L. Nitschke
* 53B1B. Emily Maria Basset, daughter of James and Mary (Miles) Bassett, was born 20 Jun 1824 in Brighton, Sussex Co., England. She died in 1873 in Travis Co., Texas. She married (1) Sir George Benton in England according to the family Bible. She married (2) John P. Veidt in 1854 in Sumter Co., AL. He died six weeks later. She married (3) Carl Ludwig Nitschke in 1854 in Sumter Co., AL. Emily and George went to Woodstock, Oxford, Ontario, Canada, when she was 18. George and her infant son died of typhoid fever and she went to live with her brother in New York then to her brother in Alabama. She married her second and third husbands in Alabama. Carl was a cabinet maker. After the town of Gainesville, Alabama, burned, they left and went to Austin, Travis Co., Texas. He owned a cabinet and furniture business there, serving for Texas in the Civil War. Emily established the Chapel of the Good Shepherd at St. David's Episcopal Church in Austin, Texas. One son became a city councilman and another became chief of police (1920's). Most of the family members are buried in Oakwood Cemetery in Austin, Travis Co., Texas.

[John Gwin Note:  Most of the following is transcribed directly from what Liz Hicks sent me, the exceptions being--1--the Isherwood family section s (25.02 and following) sent by Johanna Graham and--2--several places where Johanna's information is in addition to or slightly different from Liz's (these places are marked with "[MJBG:]").]

25.01-- Catherine Matilda Nitschke b. 14 Sep 1855, d. same day DESCENDANTS NOT POSSIBLE

25.02--Emma Margaret [MJBG: Marghueretta] Nitschke b. 30 Oct 1856 Austin, Travis Co.,TX; d. 21 Jun 1938 [MJBG: in Stillwater, Payne Co., OK]; bd. Oakwood Cem., Austin; m. 5 May 1877 [MJBG: in SC] to George A. Isherwoodd, (Sr.?) ([MJBG: b. 1854 in England; d. 1927 in Austin, Travis Co., TX]);

26.01--Carl L. Isherwood, b. 23 May 1880; d. 14 May 1922; m. Blanche (nee unk.; b. 1878; d. 1958)

26.02--George A. Isherwood (Jr.?), b. 26 Nov 1885; d. 18 Dec 1919 in Austin, Travis Co., TX; m. Lucy Alten; b. 1890; d. 1977)

27.01--Elenora Isherwood
26.03--Maggie Elnora Isherwood, b. 15 Jul 1889 in Austin, Travis Co., TX; d. 6 Sep 1926 in Stillwater, Payne Co., OK; m. 1912 (in Austin, Travis Co., TX?) Oscar Joseph Merrell (b. 3 May 1889 in Hope, Hempstead Co., AR; d. 3 Sep 1951 in Temple, TX; s/o Joseph B. Merrell and Cordelia Viola Stewart)

27.01--Maggie Viola Merrell; b. 29 Aug 1913 in Austin, Travis Co., TX; d. 17 Oct 1994 in Stillwater, Payne Co., OK; m. 29 Mar 1937 in Stillwater, Payne Co., OK to Brendon Arthur Bond, Sr. (b. 28 Apr 1912 in Brownwood, Brown Co., TX; d. 15 Feb 2002; s/o Robert Anthony Bond and Sally Rebecca Smith);

28.01--Christopher Joseph Bond, [PRIVATE] m. Barbara Elizabeth McGill  [PRIVATE]

29.01--Katharine Elizabeth Bond; [PRIVATE] m. John Fredrick Wallin

29.02--Edward Andrew Bond; [PRIVATE] m. Lauren Nan Brien

[28.02]--Anthony Merrell Bond [PRIVATE]  m1.  Jacqueline Pearl Scott

[29.01]--Deborah Lynn Bond, [PRIVATE] m1. Dave Elliott [PRIVATE]
[30.01]--Melissa Lynn Elliott, [PRIVATE]

DLB m2. Daniel Wright 
[PRIVATE]

[30.02]--Brian Wright, [PRIVATE]
[29.01]--Leslie Elaine Bond, [PRIVATE] m. Rick Thorsen [PRIVATE]
30.01]--Nicholas Thorsen, [PRIVATE]
AMB m2. Robin (nee unk.)

AMB m3. Karen (nee unk.)

AMB m4. Roxanna Jean Miller [PRIVATE]

AMB m5. Doris Joan McCool (b. unk.)

28.03--Brendon Arthur "Donnie" Bond, Jr., [PRIVATE] m. Elizabeth Eurena West [PRIVATE]

29.01--Margaret Elizabeth Bond, [PRIVATE] m. Robert Wade Garrison [PRIVATE]; 3 children;

30.01--Robert Andrew Garrison, [PRIVATE]

30.02--Collin Jackson Garrison, [PRIVATE]

30.03--William Brendon Garrison, [PRIVATE]

29.02--Susan Diane Bond, [PRIVATE]; m. Terry Jay Coltharp [PRIVATE]
30.01--Curtis Jay Coltharp, [PRIVATE]
29.03--Mary Ellen Bond, [PRIVATE];
28.04--Margaret Johanna Bond, CONTRIBUTOR; [PRIVATE]; m. William Oscar Graham [PRIVATE]);

29.01--Steven Baylis Graham, [PRIVATE];

29.02--Gary Stuart Graham, [PRIVATE]; m. Melissa Ann Kuenzel [PRIVATE]

30.01--Alexander William Graham, [PRIVATE]

30.02--Allison Marie Graham, [PRIVATE]

28.05--Jonathan Kurt Bond, [PRIVATE]; m. Carol Ann Mowdy [PRIVATE]

29.01--David Jonathan Bond, [PRIVATE]

27.02--Oscar James Merrell, b. 9 Sep 1915 in Austin, Travis Co., TX; d. 27 Jul 1984 in San Francisco, CA, without issue; m. unk;

27.03--Ira Nelson Merrell, b. 17 Jul 1918 in Austin, Travis Co., TX; d. 14 Aug 1987 in Titusville, FL; m. unk. date or place to Norene Harris (b. unk.; d. 1976); 3 children;

28.01--Oscar Jay Merrell, [PRIVATE]

28.02--Arthur N. Merrell, [PRIVATE] m. Carol (nee unk.); 4 children;

29.01--Kelly Merrell, [PRIVATE]; m. Doug (last name unk.);

29.02--Josh Merrell, [PRIVATE]

29.03--Adam Merrell, [PRIVATE];

29.04--Jacob Merrell, [PRIVATE];

28.03--James Merrell, [PRIVATE]; m. Denise (nee unk.)

INM m2. Ruby (nee unk.); [PRIVATE]

27.04--Dollie Mae Merrell, b. 18 Oct 1920 in St. Louis, MO; was an invalid; d. 30 Jul 1985 in Montgomery, AL; m. never; DESCENDANTS NOT POSSIBLE

26.04--Francis R. Isherwood, b. 1896; d. 1950 in Stillwater, Payne Co., OK; m. (name unk.)

27.01--Don Isherwood, [PRIVATE]

27.02--Phyllis Isherwood, [PRIVATE]

25.03--Alice Theresa Nitschke b. 2 Oct 1858 Austin, TX; d. 26 Jan 1910, bd. Oakwood Cem.; m. 8 Aug 1876 Mathew Clarkson

25.04--James Bassett Nitschke b. 1 Jul 1860 Bull Creek, Travis Co.,TX (near Austin) ; d. 29 Oct 1929; bd. Oakwood Cem.; m.  19 Dec 1883 to Alice Hilliare (b.  ; d. unk.; bd. unk.); at least 3 ch.

[listed as James B. Nitschke, age 39, in the 1 Jun 1900 census of Austin, Travis Co., TX]

[listed as Alice H. Nitschke, age 37, in the 1 Jun 1900 census of Austin, Travis Co., TX]

26.01-- Lewis E. Nitschke b. Jan 1885 in Austin, TX; d. unk.; bd. unk.; m. unk.; unk. ch.

[listed as Lewis E. Nitschke, age 15, in the 1 Jun 1900 census of Austin, Travis Co., TX]

26.02-- Alice B. Nitschke b. Dec 1891 in Austin, TX; d. unk.; bd. unk.; m. unk.; unk. ch.

[listed as Alice B. Nitschke, age 8, in the 1 Jun 1900 census of Austin, Travis Co., TX]

26.03-- Francis H. Nitschke b. Oct 1895 in Austin, TX; d. unk.; bd. unk.; m. unk.; unk. ch.

[listed as Francis H. Nitschke, age 4, in the 1 Jun 1900 census of Austin, Travis Co., TX]

25.05--Aileen Isabel "Lena" Nitschke b. 9 Jan 1863 Fiskville, TX (near Austin); d. 24 Apr 1905,  bd. Oakwood Cem.; m. 10 Nov 1880 Albert Schute (b. unk.; d. unk.; bd. unk.); unk. ch.

25.06--Robert Edward Nitschke b. 16 Mar 1866 Austin, TX; m. 11 Dec 1890 Elizabeth Anna Helen Richterboth bd. in new section of Oakwood Cem., Austin, TX.  He was police chief of Austin, TX during 1920's.  He was my grandfather.  Their 3 children:

26.01--Lula Mae Nitschke m. William F. Devine; no ch.  DESCENDANTS NOT POSSIBLE

26.02--Robert E. Nitschke, Jr. ; m. Williard Griffith (great-granddaughter of Susanna Dickinson Hannig, the lady Santa Anna let out of the Alamo to go tell what had happened); no ch.  DESCENDANTS NOT POSSIBLE

26.03--Herbert C. Nitschke, my dad; 1 ch.

27.01--Elizabeth Mae "Liz" Nitschke; b. 1942; m. David Hicks



Some Pertinent Census Data:

From the 1 Aug 1860 Census of Austin, Travis Co., TX
Res/Fam
Name
Age/
Sex
Est.
YOB
Occ.
Est.Val.
Real/Pers
POB
Other
John M. Gwin Notes
444/444
C. L. Nitche
46/m
1814
carpenter
1500/400
Germany

This is Carl Ludwig Nitschke, Emma's third husband.

E. M. Nitche 34/f
1826
wife

England

This is Emma Maria Basset, Carl's (at least) second wife.

Wm. Nitche 17/m
1843


Germany
William, E. J., M., E. O., and E. M. are all too old to be Emma's children; Emma and Carl have only been married 6 years. These must be his by an earlier marriage, then. The oldest two were even born in Germany. We'll discover more about their children in later census reports.

E. J. Nitche 13/m
1847


Germany ASWTY


M. Nitche 12/f
1848


AL
ASWTY

E. O. Nitche 9/m
1851


AL
ASWTY This must be the same as Oscar, age18, in the 1870 census.

E. M. Nitche 7/f
1853


TX
ASWTY

A. L. Nitche 2/f
1858


TX

This must be the same as Alice, age11, in the 1870 census. She is clearly Emma's.

C. Nitche 6mos./m
Feb 1860


TX

This child is clearly Emma's.
.
From the [date not entered] 1870 Census of Austin, Travis Co., TX
Res/Fam
Name
Age/
Sex/Race
Est.
YOB
Occ.
Est.Val.
Real/Pers
POB
Other
John M. Gwin Notes
690/760
Carl L. Nitschky
56/m/w
1814
joiner
1200/---
Sasconia
POFB


Emma
42/f/w
1828
keeping house

England
POFB

Wilhelm
26/m/w
1844 farmer

Sasconia POFB

Oscar
18/m/w
1852 joiner

AL
POFB

Emma
13/f/w
1857 attending school

TX
POFB, ASWTY This child is clearly Emma's, not only from her age but from her name.

Alice
11/f/w
1859 attending school
TX POFB, ASWTY This child is clearly Emma's.

Busset
9/m/w
1861 attending school
TX POFB, ASWTY This child is clearly Emma's.I believe this must be Bassett, first because it's Emm's maiden name, and second because if you say "Bassett" with a British accent, it certainly could sound like "Bussett" and therefore be phonetically misspelled.

Aline
7/f/w
1863 at home

TX POFB This child is clearly Emma's; she is the Aileen "Lena" who appears in other censuses.

Edward
4/m/w
1866 at home

TX POFB This child is clearly Emma's.

From the 1880 Census of Austin, Travis Co., TX
Res/Fam
Name
Age/
Sex/Race
Est.
YOB
Relat.
2HoH

Marr.
Stat.
Occ.
Est.Val.
Real/Pers
POB
S/F/M
Other
John M. Gwin Notes
213/229
C. L. Nitschke
65, wm
1815
head
wd
City Sexton

Germany/Germany/Germany



Lena
17
1863
daughter
s
Keeping house

TX/Germany/England

Liz N. Hicks says this is Aileen.

Louis
36
1844
son
s
Asst. Sexton

Germany/Germany/Germany
Louis' age tells us that this is Wilhelm, so his full name must be Wilhelm Louis Nitschky or Louis Wilhelm Nitschky

Basset
20
1860
son
s
Asst. Sexton
TX/Germany/England
This is clearly Emma's son, Basset (though Ancestry.com mistranscribed it as "Boaset").

Eddie
14
1866
son
s
at home

TX/Germany/England ASWTY This is Emma's son Edward, age 4 in 1870.

J. S. Isharwood
23
1857
Boarder
s
laborer

England/England/England
This must be George A. Isherwood who will marry Emma's daughter Emma.

Ella Green
17
1863
Boarder
s


TX/LA/LA



From th 1 Jun 1900 Census of Pct. 3, Austin, Travis Co., TX
Address/
Res/Fam
Name
Age/
Sex/Race
DOB
Relat.
2HoH

MS/Yrs.Md./
Ch.Bn./Lvg.
Occ.
POB
S/F/M
John M. Gwin Notes
1607 East Avenue/
32/36
James B. Nitschke
39/m/w
Jul 1860
head
m/16
Brick mason
TX/Germany/England
This can be none other than our Basset Nitschke, his first name now known as James.

Alice H. Nitschke 37/f/w
Oct 1862
wife
m/16/3/3

TX/Germany/Ireland(or Iceland)


Lewis E. Nitschke 15/m/w
Jan 1885
son
s
at school
TX/TX/TX


Alice B. Nitschke 8/m/w
Dec 1891
daughter
s
at school TX/TX/TX

Francis H. Nitschke 4/m/w
Oct 1895
son
s

TX/TX/TX









































Copies of Correspondence:





Subject:     cousin!
Sent:        3/15/20 7:43 AM
Received:    3/17/02 3:39 PM
From:        Bill & Johanna Graham, graham7111@cox.net
To:          John Gwin, jmcdgwin@zianet.com

John - So glad to "meet" you .  I must tell you I am totally overwhelmed--after years of looking for relatives to have finally made connection with some is just too fantastic.  You've got to understand - that is been so-o-o-o frustrating because my husband has been finding relatives and ancestors for years under every rock and around every corner and I have never had any luck.
So this past week I have been jumping for joy with the new information I got from Anita Johnson with the German-Texas Society.
I also descend through Emma Basset - I would be her gg-granddaughter, I think, so whatever that makes us--. I think Liz & I are a generation apart, but actually very close to the same age. I don't have any information on the Bassets at all, so of course I don't show William. I thought I would dash off a response to you before I started delving into your web page, etc.
I didn't see where Liz had sent you my information:
    Johanna Graham (Mrs. William)
[private]
    and you have my email.
Thanks SO MUCH for writing - looking forward to meeting you --
Johanna



Subject:     wow
Sent:        3/14/20 8:43 PM
Received:    3/17/02 6:19 PM
From:        Bill & Johanna Graham, graham7111@cox.net
To:          John Gwin, jmcdgwin@zianet.com

Ok John, those worked. To say the least.  I am totally impressed - probably a bit confused too since I have so little information; and what little I have is simply word of mouth from my Mother.
Let me see if I can spell out where I "fit in:"

[deleted here--transcribed above]

I'm confused about Emma -The only info I have from my Mother is that Emma came over from...was very sick on the ship and when she got better she found her husband (?? Bassett??) dead and her valuables gone. I have a decorated wooden broach that supposedly was the only piece of jewelry that was not taken and that was because she was wearing it......??

I also have several "spelling" errors in names due to what my Mother remembered...so your information is very much appreciated. Mother also told the tale about Mary Miles being related to "Lafayette" .
Boy!  Emma Marie sure had a busy year in 1854!  What happened to Sir Benton?  Also, why the different birth dates for Emma Maria Bassett ( born May 13, 1825 --per grave marker) and notes on 53B1B show birth date of Jun 20 1924? Liz's notes give birthdate of May 13, 1824 - is the grave marker just wrong?

Boy, this is all mind boggling!
Thanks- Johanna