David Ashenfelter

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

The Life Summary 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
Sarah Gelnett
1833–after 1880
Marriage: 26 January 1856
Daniel Ashenfelter
Clinton Ashenfelter
Clinton Ashenfelter
1865–after 1880
Arthur Ashenfelter
Harvey Bert Ashenfelter
Clinton Ashenfelter
Peter Elmer Ashenfelter
Philip Calvin Ashenfelter
Alice Loretta Ashenfelter
Benjamin Walter Ashenfelter
Anna Viola Ashenfelter
Jenny S. Ashenfelter

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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.
Age 12
U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
Age 27
Kansas is the 34th state

Name Meaning

(1997: 331;2007: 591; 2010: 814)Americanized form of German Eschenfelder .

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

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Sources (16)

  • David Ashenfelter in entry for Unknown, "Kansas County Birth Records, 1885-1911"
  • David Ashenfelter, "Kansas State Census, 1895"
  • David Ashenfilter in entry for P. E. Ashenfilter, "Idaho Death Certificates, 1911-1937"

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