Biography of Louis Luneack
Hancock County, OH Biographies

LOUIS LUNEACK, farmer and lumberman, P. 0. Jenera, was born in Marion County, Ohio, October 12, 1836, son of John and Margaret (Karek) Luneack, natives of Germany, born near Darmstadt, and who immigrated to America in 1831, soon after locating in Marion County, Ohio, and about 1840 removing to Section 9, Van Buren Township, this county, where they purchased a small tract' of land John Luneack died in 1851, aged. fifty three years. His widow, who is still living, was born May 3, 1799, and is the mother of nine children, five of whom are now living: Barbara, wife of Providence Harriman; Christine, wife of Adam Reddick; Philip; Louis (the subject of this sketch); Catherine, wife of Gotleib Crates; Margaret (deceased wife of Philip Heldman. (She left a family in Van Buren Township, this county). The other three children died without issue. Louis Luneack received only a limited education, his early life being spent in the woods. At the age of sixteen years he started out in life without a dollar, but perseverance and energy have placed him among the foremost men of the county. Having natural ability and genius, Mr. Luneack became a tradesman, and carried on blacksmithing and gunsmithing for twelve years. He purchased land, and, in company with P. Heldman, built a planing and saw mill in Van Buren Township, this county. Our subject became the sole proprietor in 1881, and is doing an extensive business in the manufacture of shingles, lath, etc., besides managing a highly improved farm of 100 acres of land. Louis Luneack served fourteen consecutive years as township trustee, resigning in 1878 to accept the office of county commissioner, to which he was elected by an overwhelming majority, and served faithfully during his term of office, but refused a renomination. He was subsequently returned to the office of trustee, which he still holds. Mr Luneack was united in marriage, May 27, 1859, with Elizabeth Heldman, who was born in Van Buren Township, this county, October 25, 1839, daughter of Peter and Catherine (Kirshbaum) Heldman. Our subject and wife are the parents of six children: Eva, wife of George von Stein, of Jenera; Margaret, wife of Adam Pifer, of Jenera; Adam; Andy; Philip and Lindy. They are members of the Lutheran Church, of which Mr. Luneack is one of the pillars.

History of Madison County, Ohio
Published by: Warner, Beers and Company
Chicago, Illinois 1886

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