David Ashenfelter

Male17 May 1834–24 January 1912

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 9 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, 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

Sources (17)

  • 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"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    26 January 1856Brady Township, Clearfield, Pennsylvania, United States
  • Children (12)

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    Siblings (11)

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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 20

    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.


    Age 21

    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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