Judge John Lugenbeel, deceased, was born Dec. 26, 1792, in Frederick Co., Md., the son of John and Sarah (Worman) Lugenbeel, who were also natives of Frederick Co., Md.  He received a meager district-school education, which, with a great amount of natural ability, enabled him to reach the goal of success in his long and checkered life.  He first engaged in farming.  Was elected Judge of the Court in Frederick City, Md., and also engaged in mercantile pursuits for several years, when he moved, with his family, to Delaware Co., Ohio, about 47 years ago, and engaged in farming there for about fifteen years.  He was elected Judge of the Probate Court there one year after his settlement in this county, which office he filled for seven years.  He afterward sold the farm and moved to  the city of Delaware, where he lived a retired life for a few years, then moved to Cleveland, Ohio, where he resided in retirement four years, at the end of which he went to Akron, Ohio, where he was not permitted to live the retired life which he desired, but was elected to different offices of responsibility, which he filled creditably for a number of years, when he again withdrew from active life, and moved to Wadsworth, thence to Western Star, where his wife is now living, at the advanced age of 84 years, a bright and interesting old lady, he having died Dec. 26, 1874, on his 80th birthday.

He was married May 12, 1814, to Pamela Poole, who was born Sept. 27, 1796, and is the daughter of Brice and Achsah (James) Poole.  By her he had five children - Ephraim, Henry, Pinkney, Susan C., De Witt C. and Lucretia, three of whom are living - Col. Pinkney, a graduate of West Point, who is now located at New York Harbor; De Witt C., a school-teacher in Delaware Co., Ohio, and Lucretia, now Mrs. Burnham, a widow living at Burlington, Iowa.  Mrs. Lugenbeel is a member of  the Methodist Episcopal Church.


History of Medina County, Ohio, Baskin & Battery, Historical Publishers, 1881.