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Gasner G. Arehart

Gasner G. Arehart

Male 1843 - 1906  (63 years)

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  • Name Gasner G. Arehart 
    Born 08 Jan 1843  Butler, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 24 Jul 1906  Kirksville, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Gasner fought in the Civil War in the 69th Regiment, Ohio Infantry as a Private. He is shown as enlisting 26 February 1864 at age 21 and mustered out 17 Jul 1865, a few months after the end of the war, at Louisville, KY. Interestingly, the enlistment record shows a birth date of "about 1837", a date that exaggerated his age to 27. Whether this was a clerical mistake or an exaggeration is unknown.

      Gasner and Lucy were married in 1863, before his enlistment. They did not have children until after the war.

      His enlistment was at the heart of the Civil War. The 69th Regiment of the Union Forces fought some of the most difficult battles of the war that summer, including the Atlanta Campaign which led to the eventual fall of Atlanta and hastened the end of the Civil War.
    • Gasner Arehart alternate names on record:
      Gasner G. Airhart
      Gasner G. Earhardt
      Gasner G. Arehart
      Gasner Gargus Arehart
      Gasner Garrigus Arehart (Note that Garrigus is his mother's maiden name)
    • After Sarah Lucy (Brummett) Arehart died in 1885 at age 37, Gasner married Mary Francis Arnold later that year. They had two children, Lou Effie Arehart (female, born 15 Dec 1886) and Benjamin Peter Arehart (born 5 Oct 1888). Mary Francis Arehart died in 1888.

      On 12 Dec 1890 he married Emily A Cadwell Crafton (born 1849) at Memphis, Scotland, Missouri. Emily's maiden name is likely Emily Cadwell. She had previously married Samuel Crafton in 1877 (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/V2DN-V3Y). They are found together in the 1880 census (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/M6ND-CZM) with 3 children - Ella Crafton (age 9), George Crafton (age 8), and Elliott Crafton (age 2). Ella and George would have been born before the marriage with Samuel, so they may not be her children (or perhaps not his children). No records can be found for these children with either Cadwell or Crafton surnames. Samuel was 62 (Emily was 1/2 his age at 31) in 1880. Records show that Samuel died in 1896, but Emily and Gasner were married in 1890.

      It is quite likely that Emily is the daughter of Charles and Hester (sp?) Cadwell as indicated in the 1850 census at https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/V5PC-YFC. The dates match perfectly and the location is the same as where both are found later in life, but no other details on this family can be found.

      Just over 18 months after the marriage to Emily, on 14 Jun 1892 Gasner married Annie Schnitger at Shelby, Missouri.

      If everything above is factual, Annie was Gasner's fourth wife in 7 years.

      The 1900 Census (see attached image) shows the following:
      - He was still married to Annie. It shows her birth date as Dec 1842 in Indiana and a mother of 6 (4 living).
      - The family living in Finley Township, Douglas County, Missouri.
      - Gasner with an occupation of "Minister of God".
      - Lillian, my ancestor, living there at age 20.
      - Lou E. Arehart, age 13, living there.

      The 1910 Census (after Gasner died) shows Annie living with her son (Albert S Schnitger) and Albert's wife (ironically, also named Annie - this is how I stumbled on the census record) and children in Union, Marion, Missouri. Annie was 65 at the time.
    • Most records show children of:
      Obie Olie Arehart or Obie Ollie Arehart
      b: 28 October 1881, Willmathsville, Adair, Missouri)
      and
      Opie Leslie Arehart
      b: 26 August 1884 (or 1883), Missouri, United States
      d: 29 June 1966, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States

      There's virtually no details on Obie that I can find. Even Obie's gender is in question (records vary between male and female). With the lack of details, it's quite likely Obie died young.

      Opie is also listed as both male and female, depending on the record. Some records show a death date the year of birth. There is an Opie L Arehart that married a Fannie F McDaniel on 26 Nov 1908 in Knox County, Missouri (the county the Arehart's lived in). He also may have married Lillian Belle Hannah 23 Sep 1937 also in Knox County.

      Opie's death record in California on 29 Jun 1966 shows a birthdate of 26 Aug 1884 in Missouri, which seems to fit, and a wife of Fannie, but it shows a mother's maiden name of Kirk, which does not fit.

      In short, I've found no concrete evidence to tie Obie and Opie to Gasner and Sarah Arehart.
    Person ID I13  Smith/Park
    Last Modified 13 Sep 2009 

    Father William Marks Arehart,   b. 05 Jun 1813, Butler, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Sep 1883, Chetopa, Labette, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years) 
    Mother Jane Garrigus,   b. 03 Oct 1823, Hamilton, Butler, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 03 Jul 1915, Benton, Knox, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years) 
    Married 25 Dec 1838  Butler, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F5  Group Sheet

    Family Sarah Lucy Brummett,   b. 27 Jun 1847, Butler, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Apr 1885  (Age 37 years) 
    Married 1863  Butler, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Lillian Myrtle Arehart,   b. 14 Sep 1879, Willmathsville, Adair County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Apr 1915, Blackfoot, Bingham, Idaho Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 35 years)
    Last Modified 7 Sep 2009 
    Family ID F4  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 08 Jan 1843 - Butler, Ohio Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 1863 - Butler, Ohio Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 24 Jul 1906 - Kirksville, Missouri Link to Google Earth
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    Documents
    William Arehart Family on 1860 Census
    William Arehart Family on 1860 Census
    1860 Census showing William M. Arehart and family, including Gasner G. Arehart.
    Gasner Arehart family on 1870 Census
    Gasner Arehart family on 1870 Census
    Gasner Arehart family on 1870 census. Note the spelling of "Airhart", which deviates from "Arehart" on previous and successive census records. Shows Gasner age 27 with an occupation of farmer, Sarah age 23, George H Arehart age 4, Anna Arehart (shown on most family histories as Amie Jane Arehart) age 3, and "No Name" (actually Katurah Alice Arehart) age 1 month.
    Gasner Arehart family on 1880 Census
    Gasner Arehart family on 1880 Census
    Gasner Arehart family on 1880 Census. Shows Gasner (age 38), Sarah (32), George (13), Ana (12), Katorah (10), Layezena (9), Dallas (7), William (5), Joseph (3), and Lillie (9 months). Gasner's occupation is listed as Farmer.
    Gasner Arehart family on 1900 Census
    Gasner Arehart family on 1900 Census
    Gasner Arehart family on 1900 Census. Shows Gasner (age 57) with occupation of "Minister of God". Wife is Annie L. Gasner (transcribed as Anne Gasner, age 57). Daughters are Lillie M. Gasner (my ancestor, age 20) and Lou E. Gasner (female, age 13). Lou Effie is the daughter of Mary Francis Arnold.