Emma Maria Basset
Carl Ludwig Nitschke
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 , firstname.lastname@example.org , generation six below, my third cousin once removed.
And now my fourth source is Ms. Margaret
generation seven below, my 4th cousin.
sons. This from Uncle James' papers, but
(James said it's pronounced zhur-WAH) is misinformation, as Liz
copy of the marriage license (transcribed immediately below).
53B. Jean Jacques Luis Basset m. Mary Lavalette on 20 Aug 1767 in Christchurch, Yorkshire, England.
|"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
*53B1. Jean Jacques Luis "James" Basset- m. Mary Miles 13 Jun 1803 in St. Marylebone, London, Eng.
24.03--Charlotte Basset (m. Fred Cheeseman)
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
24.10--Joseph Lavalette Basset (m. Mary Ann Gwin)
24.11-- (m3. Carl Ludwig Nitschke) 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
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)
29.02--Edward Andrew Bond; [PRIVATE] m. Lauren Nan Brien
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.)
30.02--Collin Jackson Garrison, [PRIVATE]
30.03--William Brendon Garrison, [PRIVATE]
30.01--Curtis Jay Coltharp, [PRIVATE]29.03--Mary Ellen Bond, [PRIVATE];
29.02--Gary Stuart Graham, [PRIVATE]; m. Melissa Ann Kuenzel [PRIVATE]
30.02--Allison Marie Graham, [PRIVATE]
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;
28.02--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];
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
27.02--Phyllis Isherwood, [PRIVATE]
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
26.01-- Lewis E.
1885 in Austin, TX;
unk.; bd. unk.; m. unk.; unk. ch.
26.02-- Alice B.
1891 in Austin, TX; d. unk.; bd. unk.; m. unk.; unk. ch.
26.03-- Francis H.
Oct 1895 in Austin, TX; d. unk.; bd. unk.; m. unk.; unk. ch.
25.06--Robert Edward Nitschke b. 16 Mar 1866 Austin, TX; m. 11 Dec 1890 Elizabeth Anna Helen Richter; both 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:
26.02--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.
Ludwig Nitschke, Emma's third husband.
|E. M. Nitche||34/f
Maria Basset, Carl's (at least) second wife.
M., E. O., and E. M. are all too old to be Emma's
and Carl have only been married 6 years. These must be
his by an
earlier marriage, then. The oldest two were even born in
discover more about their children in later census
|E. J. Nitche||13/m
|E. O. Nitche||9/m
the same as Oscar, age18, in the 1870 census.
|E. M. Nitche||7/f
|A. L. Nitche||2/f
||This must be the same as Alice, age11, in the 1870 census. She is clearly Emma's.|
||This child is clearly Emma's.|
clearly Emma's, not only from her age but from her name.
||1859||attending school||TX||POFB, ASWTY||This child is clearly Emma's.|
||1861||attending school||TX||POFB, ASWTY||This
clearly Emma's.I believe this must be
first because it's Emm's maiden name, and second because
if you say
"Bassett" with a British accent, it certainly could
"Bussett" and therefore be phonetically misspelled.
clearly Emma's; she is the Aileen "Lena" who appears in
||TX||POFB||This child is clearly Emma's.|
says this is Aileen.
us that this is Wilhelm, so his full name must be
Louis Nitschky or Louis
Emma's son, Basset (though Ancestry.com
mistranscribed it as "Boaset").
son Edward, age 4 in 1870.
George A. Isherwood who will marry Emma's daughter Emma.
|1607 East Avenue/
none other than our Basset Nitschke, his first name now
|Alice H. Nitschke||37/f/w
|Lewis E. Nitschke||15/m/w
|Alice B. Nitschke||8/m/w
|Francis H. Nitschke||4/m/w
John - So glad to "meet" you . I must tell you I am totally
years of looking for relatives to have finally made connection
is just too fantastic. You've got to understand - that is
frustrating because my husband has been finding relatives and
for years under every rock and around every corner and I have
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)
and you have my email.
Thanks SO MUCH for writing - looking forward to meeting you --
Ok John, those worked. To say the least. I am totally
- probably a bit confused too since I have so little information;
little I have is simply word of mouth from my Mother.
Let me see if I can spell out where I "fit in:"
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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
remembered...so your information is very much appreciated. Mother
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!