Benjamin Alan Asher

Brief Life History of Benjamin Alan

When Benjamin Alan Asher was born on 30 July 1815, in Nottingham, Harrison, Ohio, United States, his father, Luke Asher, was 54 and his mother, Nancy Scott, was 43. He married Sarah Maria Hineline on 30 July 1836, in Guernsey, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Porter, Westchester Township, Porter, Indiana, United States in 1870 and Pleasant Township, Porter, Indiana, United States in 1880. He died on 18 July 1886, in Kouts, Pleasant Township, Porter, Indiana, United States, at the age of 70, and was buried in Hopewell Mennonite Cemetery, Kouts, Pleasant Township, Porter, Indiana, United States.

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Benjamin Alan Asher
Sarah Maria Hineline
Marriage: 30 July 1836
Reading Asher
Caroline Asher
Abraham Asher
Edward S. Asher
John Asher
Benjamin F Asher
Paulina Asher
Nancy Asher
Nancy Emma Asher
Anna Marie Vedicka

Sources (17)

  • Benjamin Asher, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Benjamin Alan Asher - Government record: Census record: birth-name: Benjamin Alan Asher
  • Benjamin Asher, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007"

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1819 · Panic! of 1819

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1836 · Remember the Alamo

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Name Meaning

English (mainly southern): topographic name denoting someone living by an ash tree, from Middle English asche ‘ash tree’ + the habitational suffix -er.

English: possibly from the Middle English personal name Ascher, a survival of the rare Old English name Æschere.

English: perhaps from the Anglo-Norman and Middle English personal name Asser, Atser (Old Norse Qzurr, Azur).

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

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