David Ashenfelter

Brief Life History 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 6 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Butler, Kansas, United States for about 20 years and Cedar, Smith, Kansas, United States in 1910. He died on 24 January 1912, in Cedar Township, Chase, Kansas, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Burns, Marion, Kansas, United States.

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David Ashenfelter
Sarah Gelnett
Marriage: 26 January 1856
Harvey Bert Ashenfelter
Arthur Ashenfelter
Daniel Clinton Ashenfelter
Peter Elmer Ashenfelter
Philip Calvin Ashenfelter
Alice Loretta Ashenfelter
Benjamin Walter Ashenfelter
Anna Viola Ashenfelter
Jenny S. Ashenfelter

Sources (17)

  • David Ashenfelter, "Kansas State Census, 1895"
  • David Ashenfelter, "BillionGraves Index"
  • David Ashenfelter in entry for Unknown, "Kansas County Birth Records, 1885-1911"

World Events (8)

1836 · Remember the Alamo

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.


Bleeding Kansas was a time period between the years 1854 and 1861 with a series of violent confrontations over whether slavery would be legal in Kansas Territory.


Historical Boundaries: 1855: Butler, Kansas Territory, United States 1861: Butler, Kansas, United States

Name Meaning

Americanized form of German Eschenfelder .

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

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