Biography of Benjamin P. Lugibihl
Allen County, OH Biographies

BENJAMIN P. LUGIBIHL, farmer, stock raiser and breeder of fine horses, P. O. Bluffton, was born in Richland Township, this county, August 31, 1849. His father, David Lugibihl, was born in 1819, son of Christian and Catherine (Steiner) Lugibihi, natives of France. who came to America in 1824, and settled on a farm in Holmes County, Ohio. They reared a family of seven children, of whom David was the sixth. Our subject's father came to Allen County, Ohio, in 1836, settling in Richland Township, where he has lived ever since, and is among its wealthy farmers; he was married three times, his first wife being Catherine, daughter of Christian Geiger; they were married June 18. 1840, and their children were Mary, Regina (deceased wife Christian Basinger), Elizabeth (deceased wife of Peter B. Amstutz), and John (deceased). He was married (the second time) August 19, 1848, to Anna S utter (nee Amstutz), widow of John Sutter, and their children were Benjamin P., Jacob and. Fanny. August 17, 1865. he married, for his third wife, Anna Lederman. Benjamin P. was educated in the common schools of his native township and has successfully engaged in farming. He was married in 1875, to Catherine, daughter of Jacob and Anna (Stettler) Shifferly, natives of Switzerland. The children born to this union were Rhoda, Walter, Huldah (deceased). Mrs. Lugibihi was a school teacher before her marriage. Our subject and wife are members of the German Reformed Church. In politics he is a Democrat. He has been school director for six years and has served his township two terms as trustee.

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