Joseph Ashenfelter

1837–1893 (Age 56)
York, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Joseph

When Joseph Ashenfelter was born in 1837, in York, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Joseph Ashenfelter, was 34 and his mother, Catharine Myers, was 30. He had at least 1 son with Lavina Bierbower. He died on 23 January 1893, in Marysville, Perry, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 56, and was buried in Marysville, Perry, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Joseph Ashenfelter
Lavina Bierbower
John W Ashenfelter

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    Lavina Bierbower




    John W Ashenfelter


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World Events (7)


Age 9

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Age 26

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1863 · Battle of Gettysburg

Age 26

The three day Battle of Gettysburg was one of the bloodiest of the American Civil War. Between the Confederates and Unions, somewhere between 46,000 and 51,000 people died that day.

Name Meaning

Respelling of German Eschenfelder, a topographic name for someone living by an ash tree or ash wood in open country, from Middle High German esche ‘ash’ + feld ‘open country’.

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

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