San Joaquin Valley Argus

March 9, 1878


DIED, at Merced, Saturday, March 2, 1878, Mr. John Hessler, a native of Norway, aged 46 years and 6 months, the beloved husband of Mrs. Christina Hessler.

The deceased left seven children to mourn with their widowed mother the loss of a kind and affectionate father. Mr. Hessler had long been a resident of Mariposa and Merced counties, where he had won the respect and esteem of a large circle of friends. His funeral was well attended and a large procession followed the remains to the grave.

Contributed by Thomas Hilk