When Hester Lanius was born in 1789, in Fincastle, Botetourt, Virginia, United States, her father, Johan Jacob Lanius, was 26 and her mother, Sarah Catherine Spickard, was 29. She married Phillip Cole on 29 September 1808, in Botetourt, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 2 daughters. She died on 26 June 1834, in Washington, Missouri, United States, at the age of 45, and was buried in Washington, Missouri, United States.
German: Latinized (humanistic) form of an occupational name meaning ‘butcher’.