An American Family History

The Loudenback Family

  also spelled Louderback  

Joseph Loudenback was born about 1750 in Virginia.

He married Catherine Comer.


Mathias Loudenback was born about 1749 in Virginia.

He married Mary Magdalena Printz.

Daniel Loudenback (1786, married Mary Pence)



Daniel Loudenback was born about 1786 in Shenandoah County, Virginia.

He married Mary Pence in 1812.

Jonas Loudenback,
Elizabeth Loudenback (1819, married William Baker),
Sarah Loudenback
Allen Loudenback (married Elizabeth Kiblinger).

Daniel  died May 3,1876.


Allen Loudenback was born about 1813 in Champaign County, Ohio. He was the son of Daniel Loudenback.

He married Elizabeth Kiblinger who was the daughter of Daniel Kiblinger and Elizabeth Pence.

Martha Loudenback (1840, married Elisha Kaufman),
Louis Loudenback,
Abram Loudenback,
Isabel Loudenback
William Loudenback


Joseph Loudenback was born in 1796 in Shenandoah County, Virginia. He was the son of Joseph Loudenback and Catherine Comer.

He married Eve Baker.

Adam Loudenbach (1819)
Noah Loudenbach (1821)
David Loudenback (1823)
John Loudenback (1825)
William Loudenback (1827 )
Washington Loudenback (1833)
Louisa Loudenback Huffman (1835)
Isaac Loudenback (1838 )
Benjamin Loudenback (1841)

He died in 1858.


David Loudenback was born about 1786 in Shenandoah County, Virginia. He was the son of Joseph Loudenback and Catherine Comer.

He married Catherine Baker.





from Beer's History of Champaign County, Ohio

David Loudenback, Sr., a native of Virginia, settled here in 1817; lived here five years, then removed to Concord Township, where he died in 1851.

His son, David, Jr., returned to Mad River Township in 1829, beginning his career as a pedagogue. He made a permanent settlement in 1832.

In 1842, he was elected Justice of the Peace, and continued in office until the year 1878. During his long term of office, he dispensed justice in accordance with the law. and, with one single exception, never had a case reversed by a higher court. He has now retired to private life, but his time is much given to the settlement of estates and other legal matters. He has still in his possession a chair made by him in 1829.

from The Biographical Cyclopædia and Portrait Gallery

David Loudenback, Urbana,was born in Shenandoah County, Virginia, March 20th, 1808. His father, for whom he was named, was of German descent, and lived to see his seventy-fifth year. His mother, whose maiden name was Strickler was born in Virginia.

The family moved to Champaign County, Ohio, when David was nine years of age. ...His son, H. D. Loudcnback, the only surviving one of ten children by his first wife, whom he married in 1838,...Mr. Loudenback was married the second time in 1858....


The History of Champaign County, Ohio by John W. Ogden

Allen Loudenback, farmer; P. O. Urbana. The gentleman of whom we write is not only one of the prominent men, but also one of the first children born in the county. He was born Aug. 11, 1813, in a cabin, at a time when there were a number of Indians living in this vicinity. The last of the Miami tribe left in 1821 or 1822. During their stay they were quite peaceable, and were engaged in the manufacture of baskets, etc. Allen frequently made visits to their wigwams, and can now point out the places where their lodges stood. He was personally acquainted with all the Kentons, Pences, Powells, Hallers, McGrews, McShenys, Mullans and Baggs. These men were the first settlers of this township, and numerous descendants of some of these families still remain. The Mad River Valley was a favorite hunting ground of the Indians, and they left with much reluctance. Squirrels and deer were very numerous, and the squirrels were especially destructive to corn. Mr. Loudenback killed the last wild deer ever seen in Champaign Co. in the fall of 1837. ...

His father, Daniel Loudenback was a native of Shenandoah Co., Va.,and was married in 1812 to Mary Pence, a representative of one of the first families. They had four children—our subject, Jonas Loudenback, Elizabeth and Sarah who died in 1874.

Allen Loudenback was married, in 1837, to Elizabeth Kiblinger, of Clark Co. They had eleven children, six of whom are living—Martha, Louis, Abram, Mary, Isabel and William (twins .. Daniel Loudenback died May 3,1876. His widow makes her home with her son Allen, and has now reached the ripe old age of 89 years. The wife of Allen died on June 3, 1874. Allen was two years Township Trustee, and has the ability to fill official positions, but refuses to have any further business in that capacity. His first vote was polled for Van Buren, and he has voted the Democratic ticket ever since.

The indigenous population in the United States before the arrival of Europeans included many distinct tribes and languages
American pioneers migrated west to settle areas not previously inhabited by European Americans.
Guardianship is when a court gives an adult custody of a child and/or the responsibility of managing the child's property. Before women could own property, guardians were appointed for their minor children if their husband died.

Public Records of Champaign County, Ohio, Chancery Records of the Court of Common Pleas, Volume 1, by Pat Stickley and Denise Kay Moore, published by The Champaign County Genealogical Society, 1998, p. 35

Page 40 - Record Book 9, Page 324 - Filed 8 July 1826 Lemuel Blue vs Joseph Loudenback
On 7 September 1820 Joseph conveyed by deed in fee simple 30 acres from the above section for $120 to Lemuel Blue (deed was attached and Joseph signed in German; his wife made her mark).

Later Joseph assigned to Rudolph Baker the same 30 acres for $54 and used the money to make the last payment for the quarter to the Government.

In 1825 Rudolph Baker made a will giving to Eve, his daughter and wife of Joseph Loudenback, the certification for the 30 acres.
The heirs of Rudolph Baker:
Daniel Baker, executor;
Adam Baker;
John Baker;
Isaac Baker;
Catharine, wife of David Loudenback did not live in Champaign County;
Veronica, wife of Henry Baker;
Ann Baker;
Elizabeth, wife of … Rost/Rust;
Mary, wife of Henry Venus/Vanus/Vanice;
Barbara Baker;
Susanna, wife of Peter Metze did not live in Champaign County;
and the children of Eve, wife of Joseph Loudenback, Jacob Loudenback, Adam Loudenback, Noah Loudenback & David Loudenback. Joseph Loudenback as a resident of Champaign County became the guardian ad litem for his children on 26 March 1827.

It was the judgment of the court that Joseph give Lemuel Blue a quit claim to the property within sixty days and as guardian of his children, he must give a warrenty deed within sixty days.

Will Book 1, Page 131
Rudolph Baker, signed 20 July 1825;
probated 10 September 1825
Wife, Eve;
eldest son, Daniel;
2nd son, Adam;
3rd son, John;
4th son, Isaac;
eldest daughter, Catharine, wife of David Loudenbough;
2nd daughter, Susanna Maze, wife of Peter Maze;
3rd daughter, Elizabeth Ross;
4th daughter, Eve, wife of Joseph Loudenbough;
5th daughter, Mary Vaunn, wife of Henry Vaunn;
6th daughter, Veronica Baker;
7th daughter, Barbara Baker;
8th daughter,
Anna. Executor: Daniel Baker.
Witnesses: John Pence,
Daniel [his x mark] Baker;
Thomas Newman;
Charles Ross.

When a mark is used for a signature, the person was probably illiterate, but may not have been able to sign because of age or infirmity.

Logan County, Ohio is just north of Champaign County..