Ashton Nebeker

23 September 1843–29 August 1911 (Age 67)
Danville, Vermilion, Illinois, United States

The Life Summary of Ashton

When Ashton Nebeker was born on 23 September 1843, in Danville, Vermilion, Illinois, United States, his father, John Nebeker, was 30 and his mother, Lurena Fitzgerald, was 24. He married Lucy Adelia Bishop Pratt on 18 March 1865, in Tooele, Tooele, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1860. He died on 29 August 1911, in Alamo, Lincoln, Nevada, United States, at the age of 67, and was buried in Alamo, Lincoln, Nevada, United States.

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Family Time Line

Ashton Nebeker
Lucy Adelia Bishop Pratt
Marriage: 18 March 1865
Delia Nebeker
Lucy Laurena Nebeker
Wiley Nebeker
Amy Bell Nebeker
Grace Nebeker
Hazel Nebeker
Ashton Stokes Nebeker

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    18 March 1865Tooele, Tooele, Utah, United States
  • Children


    +2 More Children

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    +9 More Children

    World Events (8)

    Age 3
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    1848 · Chicago Board of Trade is organized
    Age 5
    Starting as a voluntary association to help buyers and sellers meet to negotiate and make contracts. The Chicago Board of Trade is one of the oldest futures and options exchanges in the world and it is open 22 hours per day to stay competitive.
    1861 · Simple life to Soldiers
    Age 18
    Illinois contributed 250,000 soldiers to the Union Army, ranking it fourth in terms of the total men fighting for a single state. Troops mainly fought in the Western side of the Appalachian Mountains, but a few regiments played important roles in the East side. Several thousand Illinoisians died during the war. No major battles were fought in the state, although several towns became sites for important supply depots and navy yards. Not everyone in the state supported the war and there were calls for secession in Southern Illinois several residents. However, the movement for secession soon died after the proposal was blocked.

    Name Meaning

    Americanized form of North German Niebecker: occupational name for a baker who was new in town, or a habitational name for someone from Niebeck (near Uelzen).

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

    Story Highlight

    Ashton Nebeker

    Ashton Nebeker, son of John and Lurena Nebeker, was born at Danville, Illinois, September 23, 1843. When three and a half years old he started across the plains with his parents in A. O. Smoot’s compa …

    Sources (26)

    • Ashton Nebeker, "United States Census, 1910"
    • Ashton in entry for Deliah Nebeker, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"
    • Ashton Nebeker, "United States Census, 1900"

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