Biography of William J. Loudermilch
Crane Township, Wyandot County, OH Biographies

WILLIAM J. LOUDERMILCH was born in Dauphin County, Penn., June 28, 1843, son of Joseph and Sarah (Lemon) Loudermilch, natives of the same county. Their children were William J., Mary E., George L. and John A. The parents removed to this county in 1858, and two years later to Jones County, Iowa, where they now reside. William Loudermilch worked upon his father's farm till August, 1861, when he enlisted in Company -, Forty ninth Regiment Ohio Volunteer Infantry, for four years and a half, and participated in the following battles and skirmishes: Shiloh, Surret Hill, Liberty Gap, Chickamauga, Mission Ridge, Knoxville, Buzzard's Roost, Dallas, Kenesaw Mountain, Peach Tree Creek, Atlanta, Lovejoy Station, Nashville, New Market and Greenville. In the battle of Chickamauga he was wounded in the stomach by a grape shot, which disabled him several weeks. He joined his regiment at Chattanooga, and veteranized at Knoxville, receiving his discharge at Columbus, Ohio, December, 1865. He returned home and engaged in farming, purchasing his present farm in 1877. He was married, October 24, 1867, to Hattie H. Ensminger, daughter of Rev. Lyman and Debora (French) Ensminger, natives of Ohio. Their children are Montie M., born January 4, 1869; Blanch, January 23, 1871, and Joseph L., March 19, 1875. Mrs. L. was born in Allen County, Ohio, August 10, 1848. Mr. Loudermilch served as School Director several years, is a member of the G. A. R., and a Republican in politics. Joseph Loudermilch, father of our subject, enlisted in Company F, One Hundred and First Regiment Ohio Volunteer Infantry, in August, 1862, and participated in the battle of Berryville, after which he was on detached service as private guard until his discharge at Columbus in January, 1864.

The History of Wyandot County, Ohio
Liggett, Canaway & Co.,
Chicago 1884

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