John Brasel

Male29 December 1818–1898

Brief Life History of John

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.

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John Brasel
Mary Lansford
Marriage: 11 May 1843
Rhoda Brasel
Anna Brasel
Malinda Frances Brasel
Sarah Maranda Brasel
Illinois Brasel
Nora Brasel
Albert T Brasel
James Brasel

Sources (5)

  • John Brazel, "United States Census, 1860"
  • John Brasel in entry for Nora Brasel Vaughan, "Illinois Deaths and Stillbirths, 1916-1947"
  • John Brasel, "United States Census, 1850"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    11 May 1843
  • Children (8)

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    Siblings (4)

    World Events (8)

    1819 · Panic! of 1819

    Age 1

    With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

    1835 · The Hermitage is Built

    Age 17

    The Hermitage located in Nashville, Tennessee was a plantation owned by President Andrew Jackson from 1804 until his death there in 1845. The Hermitage is now a museum.


    Age 28

    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

    Name Meaning

    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’.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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