David Ashenfelter

17 May 1834–24 January 1912 (Age 77)
Brady Township, Clearfield, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of David

When David Ashenfelter was born on 17 May 1834, in Brady Township, Clearfield, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Peter Ashenfelter, was 27 and his mother, Maria Hoover, was 25. He married Sarah Gelnett on 26 January 1856, in Brady Township, Clearfield, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 9 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Butler, Kansas, United States for about 20 years and Cedar Township, Chase, Kansas, United States in 1910. He died on 24 January 1912, in Cedar Township, Jackson, Kansas, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Burns, Marion, Kansas, United States.

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Family Time Line

David Ashenfelter
1834–1912
Sarah Gelnett
1833–1880
Marriage: 26 January 1856
Daniel Ashenfelter
1847–1914
Clinton Ashenfelter
1849–
Clinton Ashenfelter
1865–1880
Arthur Ashenfelter
1873–1878
Harvey Bert Ashenfelter
1857–1938
Clinton Ashenfelter
1859–
Peter Elmer Ashenfelter
1861–1933
Philip Calvin Ashenfelter
1863–1916
Alice Loretta Ashenfelter
1865–1945
Benjamin Walter Ashenfelter
1867–1940
Anna Viola Ashenfelter
1869–1966
Jenny S. Ashenfelter
1871–1971

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
26 January 1856
Brady Township, Clearfield, Pennsylvania, United States
children

(12)

    Male1847–1914Male

    Clinton Ashenfelter

    Male1849–Male

    Harvey Bert Ashenfelter

    Male1857–1938Male

    Clinton Ashenfelter

    Male1859–Male

    Male1861–1933Male

+7 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(11)

+6 More Children

World Events (8)

1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 2

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.
1846

Age 12

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1861

Age 27

Kansas is the 34th state

Name Meaning

Respelling of German Eschenfelder, a topographic name for someone living by an ash tree or ash wood in open country, from Middle High German esche ‘ash’ + feld ‘open country’.

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

Sources (3)

  • David Ashenfelter, "Kansas State Census, 1895"
  • D Ashenfelter, "Kansas State Census, 1875"
  • David Eshenfetter in household of Peter Eshenfetter, "United States Census, 1850"

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