|Birth: ||Dec. 10, 1840|
|Death: ||Mar. 22, 1913|
The son of Joseph & Catherine (Myers) Ashenfelter, in 1860, he was a farmer living in Monaghan Township, York County. He stood 5' 7" tall and had brown hair and gray eyes.
A Civil War veteran, he enlisted in Harrisburg May 8, 1861, and mustered into federal service at Camp Harvey, Washington DC, July 27 as a private with Co. H, 7th Pennsylvania Reserves, aka 36th Pennsylvania Infantry. Shot in the arm at 2nd Bull Run (although his G.A.R. personal sketch says South Mountain), he discharged by surgeon's certificate February 18, 1863. He also enlisted at Mechanicsburg July 18, 1864, and mustered into federal service in Harrisburg July 21 as a corporal with Co. I, 195th Pennsylvania Infantry, a hundred-day organization. He reenlisted at Monocacy Junction, Frederick County, Maryland, with the three-year organization in Co. B as a private. Hospitalized at Cumberland, Maryland, April 4, 1865, for illness, he discharged the service from the hospital May 30, 1865, by surgeon's certificate.
Daniel had four brothers (Joseph, Samuel, Henry, and George) who served with Federal forces during the Civil War.
He married Margaret Emma Rupert October 12, 1866, in Mechanicsburg and fathered Elizabeth (b. 07/03/67 - married a Garland), Charles (12/24/69), Lewis (b. @1879), Walter (b. @1882), Roy H. (b. 1884), and Minnie (b. @1875).
Margaret Emma Rupert Ashenfelter (1846 - 1906)*
Lewis Zearing Ashenfelter (1879 - 1942)*
Created by: Dennis Brandt
Record added: Mar 21, 2012
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