Catharine Luster

Female9 July 1829–17 November 1901

Brief Life History of Catharine

When Catharine Luster was born on 9 July 1829, in Crawford, Missouri, United States, her father, James Luster, was 33 and her mother, Mary Anna Clinton, was 23. She married Joseph Asher on 8 March 1849. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Meramec Township, Phelps, Missouri, United States for about 20 years. She died on 17 November 1901, in Crawford, Missouri, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Morrison, Gasconade, Missouri, United States.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Asher
Catharine Luster
Marriage: 8 March 1849
Henry Asher
James Asher
Joseph Marion Asher
Mary Ann "Polly" Asher
Nancy Elizabeth Asher
John W Asher
Isabelle Asher

Sources (5)

  • Catherine Asher in household of Levi W Micheal, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Catherine Asher, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Catharine Luster in entry for Joseph Asher, "Missouri, County Marriage, Naturalization, and Court Records, 1800-1991"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    8 March 1849
  • Children (7)

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    Siblings (12)

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    World Events (8)

    1830 · The Second Great Awakening

    Age 1

    Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

    1830 · The Oregon Trail

    Age 1

    Many people started their 2,170-mile West trek to settle the land found by Louis and Clark. They used large-wheeled wagons to pack most of their belongings and were guided by trails that were made by the previous trappers and traders who walked the area. Over time the trail needed annual improvements to make the trip faster and safer. Most of Interstate 80 and 84 cover most of the ground that was the original trail.


    Age 28

    Historical Boundaries 1857: Phelps created from Crawford and Maries counties

    Name Meaning

    Probably an altered form of English Lester . This surname is common among African Americans.

    German: habitational name for someone from any of the places called Lust (see Lust 2).

    Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): either an artificial extension of Lust 1 or from southern German Luster ‘chandelier’.

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

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