Descendants of Ludwick Lybarger, Sr.

Second son of Nicholas & Maria Catharina Ley(en)berger 

b. @ 1735 in Palatinate, d. 1827 in Bedford County, PA
1st wife (@1760) BARBARA (@1736-1790)
2nd wife (before 1798) PHILBENA (d. after 1827)
Ludwick owned a farm west of Madley, Pennsylvania, and a tannery, a still, 4 horses, 3 cattle, and 2 sheep. He married twice and died with good eyesight and all his own teeth. He had a total of 15 children.

By 1758
Lybargers, “frugal farmers and zealous Lutherans,” moved south, into Frederick County, Maryland, to farm.

Old Bedford Village, PA

Old Bedford Village, PA

By 1774
Lybargers moved into Bedford County, Pennsylvania, to farm.

1775-79 – Revolutionary War
Bedford County, PA was at the edge of the frontier of the new nation at the start of the Revolutionary War, Lybarger fathers and sons served in the militia, primarily to protect their farms and families from American Indian attacks.

Ludwick Lybarger and his sons and nephews served in Captain Samuel Paxton’s Fourth Company, First Battalion, Bedford County Militia, also known as the Wills Creek Settlement Company.

1790 & 1800 census records
The 1790 census lists 28 Lybargers living in Bedford County,PA, in 6 households. In 1800, 57 Lybargers lived in 9 households in Londonderry Township of Bedford County, PA.

son of LUDWICK, SR.

Andrew & Naomi (Thompson) Lybarger

Andrew & Naomi (Thompson) Lybarger

@ 1800 married
NAOMI THOMPSON (1783-1867)

Andrew & Naomi traveled in a covered wagon from Pennsylvania to Coshocton, Ohio in about 1810. Ohio recently became a state and he may have received land there as a Revolutionary War veteran. From 1828 until his death in 1855, he was a tanner in Danville, Ohio. They had nine children, including:

in 1833 married
(2nd wife) AMELIA CRUM (1813-1902)

James T. had a six-year-old son, Thompson, from his first marriage. Amelia arrived in Ohio in a covered wagon when she was 10. Her father was a Methodist minister. James learned tanning from his father, and also owned a hostelry near Millwood,Ohio.

Amelia Crum Lybarger (1813-1902), 2nd wife of James T. Lybarger

Amelia Crum Lybarger (1813-1902), 2nd wife of James T. Lybarger

James T. and Amelia Lybarger had two sons, The younger son was:


Edwin Lybarger in Millwood, Ohio, 1858

Edwin Lewis Lybarger in Millwood, Ohio, 1856

Edwin Lybarger, age 70

Edwin Lybarger, age 70

Edwin graduated from Millwood Academy in 1858 or ’59. In Nov. 1861 he enrolled at Champ Chase in a Knox County company that became Company K in the 43rd Ohio Volunteer Infantry. He saw action from Feb. 1862 until mustering out in July 1865. He rose in rank to 1st Lieutenant and became the quartermaster of his regiment for Sherman’s March to the Sea and the Carolinas campaign. His regiment lost 65 men in battle, including its first colonel, and 191 men to disease. After the war he was in the retail trade, served in the state legislature, was active in the GAR veterans association, founded a bank, and owned a sheep ranch for a time.

Sophronia Rogers, 1860's

Sophronia Rogers, 1860’s

In 1867, Edwin married SOPHRONIA WARREN ROGERS (1844-1885) They both contracted typhoid in 1885. He recovered to the news that she had died. They had no surviving children. The monument he built to her is still the largest in the old Workman Cemetery near Danville, Ohio.

In 1888, Edwin married NANCY MOORE (1844-1931). They had one son, named after Wager Swayne, colonel Edwin’s 43rd Ohio Volunteer Infantry in the Civil War.Nancy Moore Lybarger and only son Harry Swayne Lybarger, @ 1890

Harry S. Lybarger, 1913

Harry S. Lybarger, 1913

Ethel Finney Lybarger, 1913

Ethel Finney Lybarger, 1913

In 1913, married
ETHEL FINNEY (1885-1968)

Harry practiced law until the 1920’s, then taught high school history in Coshocton. He and Ethel had 4 children,

Nancy, Edwin II, Davida Margaret & Mary Lybarger @1925

Nancy, Edwin II, Davida Margaret & Mary Lybarger @1925

The only daughter of Davida Margaret Lybarger Wilke is 


Jennifer Wilke, Ludwick Lybarger senior's great-great-great-great-granddaughter, who wishes she could have met him.

Jennifer Wilke, Ludwick Lybarger senior’s great-great-great-great-granddaughter, who wishes she could have met him.

4 thoughts on “Descendants of Ludwick Lybarger, Sr.

  1. Eric Wieland says:

    John Peter Clark Husband
    Elizabeth ‘Lybarger’ Clark Wife 1854–1940
    Somerset Co., Pennsylvania
    Eric O.Clark-Wieland
    Two sons
    Hunter Wieland
    Logan Wieland
    If we tie in somehow with
    The family name please let me know and I can give more information ..

  2. hannah lybarger says:

    does anyone know how far back the lybarger name goes? my sister and I are the most recent lybargers at the moment.

  3. Kathryn (May) Hansen says:

    I am seeking help in determining the parentage of Catherine May who was married to Henry Lybarger (6 Jan 1839-20 Jan 1912). They were married in Manns Choice, PA, at the home of her father, whom I believe to be John L. May. If you can help, please contact me. Thank you.

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