When John Brasel was born on 29 December 1818, in Tennessee, United States, his father, John Braswell, was 34 and his mother, Rhoda Stonecipher, was 30. He married Mary Lansford on 11 May 1843. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Fayette, Illinois, United States in 1850 and Lone Grove Township, Fayette, Illinois, United States in 1880. He died in 1898, in Wilberton Township, Fayette, Illinois, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Wilberton Township, Fayette, Illinois, United States.
Some characteristic forenames: Jewish Menachem, Mirra, Yakov.
German (Bräsel): from a shortened pet form of the Latin personal name Ambrosius (see Ambrose ).
Altered form of Jewish (from Poland) Brezel or Brezyl: artificial name from Polish brezylia ‘brazilwood’.