Private ABRAHAM LOBAUGH, Co. D, 86th Illinois
Abraham Lobaugh was born on __________ __, 182__ (c. 1823) in ___________, Pennsylvania in Adams County. Abraham was the son of Joseph Lobach (Lobaugh) and Eliza (or Elizabeth) (__________) Lobach. Joseph Lobach, the son of Andrew Lobach (1751 - 1818) and Eva (Knisely) Lobach (1757 - 1839), was born c. July 13, 1787 in __________, Pennsylvania and died on Oct. 6, 1828 when Abraham was about 5 years of age. Joseph's mortal remains were laid to rest in the Lobach-Bushey Cemetery in Latimore, Adams County, Pennsylvania. In the late 1840's, at least some of the Lobaugh family removed to Illinois, where they settled in Peoria County.
Abraham was married first to Jane Brockman on June __, 1849 in Washington County, Pennsylvania. Jane died on December __, 1853 in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, just over four years after they were married. At least one son was born to Abraham and Jane. He was;
1. John B. Lobaugh, born December 25, 1850 in Pennsylvania; John died on May 11, 1924 in Oilton, Creek County, Oklahoma; John was married to Elizabeth Isabelle (DuBois) Lobaugh; John was buried in the Fairview Cemetery, Cherryvale, Montgomery County, Kansas.
Abraham was married 2nd to Isabel __________ on January __, 1854 in Dauphin County, Pennsylvania. Isabel was born on __________ __, 1831 (c. 1830/31) in Dauphin County, Pennsylvania.
Six children are believed to have been born to Abraham and Isabel. They are;
2. Eliza Lobaugh, born c. 1854/55 in Illinois; Eliza is believed to have died before 1898.
3. William R. Lobaugh, born October 28, 1855 in Peoria County, Illinois; William died on Feb. 24, 1937 and his earthly remains were laid to rest in the Saint Joseph Cemetery in Humboldt, Allen County, Kansas.
4. Joseph T. Lobaugh, born June 23, 1857 in Peoria County, Illinois; Joseph is believed to have died on October 25, 1860 in Peoria County.
5. Mary M. Lobaugh, born December __, 1859 in Peoria County, Illinois.
6. Emma Jane Lobaugh, born July 15, 1861 in Peoria, Illinois; married to Henry L. Cordrey in Allen county, Kansas on September 27, 1876. They had two children Maud and William Henry. Emma Jane died on January 31, 1894 in Des Moines, Iowa; buried in the Trinity Cemetery in Mount Union, Henry County, Iowa.
7. Martha L. Lobaugh, born January 9, 1863 in Peoria, Illinois; died July 14, 1863 in Peoria, Illinois; Buried in the Smithville Cemetery in Hanna City, Peoria County, Illinois.
Abraham and Isabel came west with his young son, John, to Illinois sometime between 1851 and 1855, where they settled in Trivoli Township in Peoria County. There at least five of their six known children were born to them. Abraham farmed the land for a living. They are found there in Trivoli Township at the time of the 1860 census of Peoria County, although his name is incorrectly listed in the typed copy as LABAUGH;
1562 Labaugh Abram 35 M farmer 675 PA
1562 Labaugh Isabel 29 F PA
1562 Labaugh John 9 M PA
1562 Labaugh Eliza 5 F IL
1562 Labaugh Wm. 3 M IL
1562 Labaugh Joseph 2 M IL
1562 Labaugh Mary 1 F IL
Abraham's father, as well as several brothers and a possible sister are found in Logan Township in Peoria County;
1921 1901 Lobaugh Ephraim 33 M farmhand 400 200 PA
1921 1901 Lobaugh Elizabeth 29 F KY
1921 1901 Lobaugh John 9 M IL
1921 1901 Lobaugh Melissa 7 F IL
1921 1901 Lobaugh Laura 5 F IL
1921 1901 Lobaugh Martha 6/12 F IL
1921 1901 Lobaugh Emma 2 F IL
1922 1902 Lobaugh John 64 M farmer 2,500 630 PA
1922 1902 Lobaugh Mary 64 F PA
1922 1902 Toland Mary 40 F PA
1923 1903 Long Josiah 49 M laborer PA
1923 1903 Long Mary 45 F PA
1923 1903 Long Louisa 16 F PA
1923 1903 Long Joseph 9 M IL
1923 1903 Long Jeremiah 7 M IL
1923 1903 Long John 2 F IL
1924 1904 Lobaugh Joel 38 M farmer 1,000 600 PA
1924 1904 Lobaugh Isabel 32 F NY
1924 1904 Lobaugh Alvin 7 M IL
1924 1904 Lobaugh George 4 M IL
1924 1904 Lobaugh John 1/12 M IL
On the morning of August 15th, 1862, 39 year old Abraham Lobaugh volunteered to serve in a company which was being raised in Trivoli, Illinois by James S. Bean for service in the Union Army. Abraham lists Trivoli as his place of residence at the time he volunteered.
ILLINOIS CIVIL WAR DETAIL REPORT
Name LOBAUGH, ABRAHAM
Rank PVT Company D Unit 86 IL US INF
Residence TRIVOLI, PEORIA CO, IL Age 39 Height 5' 5 1/2 Hair DARK
Eyes BLUE Complexion DARK Marital Status SINGLE Occupation FARMER
Nativity ADAMS CO, PA
Joined When AUG 15, 1862 Joined Where TRIVOLI, IL
Joined By Whom J S BEAN Period 3 YRS
Muster In AUG 27, 1862 Muster In Where PEORIA, IL
Muster In By Whom N/A Muster Out JUN 13, 1865
Muster Out Where MADISON, IN Muster Out By Whom LT DETWEILER
That afternoon, Bean led about 90 Trivoli volunteers into Peoria, where they went into camp at Camp Lyon, near present day Glen Oak Park. On August 27, 1862, 83 of those Trivoli volunteers, including now Private Abraham Lobaugh, were mustered in as Company D of the 86th Regiment of Illinois Volunteer Infantry. James S. Bean, who was elected by the men of Co. D to be their Captain, was elected and promoted to Major of the entire regiment, so the men of Co. D then elected Frank Hitchcock to be their Captain.
On September 7, 1862, the men of the 86th Illinois marched out the gates of Camp Lyon, through the streets of Peoria, with much fanfare, and boarded a train bound for Camp Joe Holt, Jeffersonville, Indiana. Three weeks later, the men of the 86th were in the field in Kentucky as part of Col. Daniel McCook's Brigade, chasing Confederate troops in Kentucky. On Oct. 8, 1862, the men of McCook's Brigade were engaged with those troops in the Battle of Perryville, Kentucky, the 86th Illinois suffering their first casualties. There would be many more to come.
During the next two and a half years, Private Abraham Lobaugh served in the army as the men of the 86th served in Kentucky, Tennessee, Georgia, Alabama, South Carolina and North Carolina. At some point during the latter half of the war, his age and the living conditions are believed to have finally caught up with him. Many younger thousands of younger men didn't last as long as he did, but at some point, it is believed that Private Abraham Lobaugh was sent to the rear and the Army Hospitals up north. One of his 3rd Great Granddaughters, Jeanette Dickinson, has records that state that Abraham became ill in February, 1863, while serving in Nashville, Tennessee and suffered chronic diarrhea from them on. The men of the 86th were participants in numerous battles and skirmishes, some of the bloodiest fighting in the Western Theatre of the war, including some or all of the following, the Battles of Chicakamauga, Georgia; Resaca, Georgia; Rome, Georgia, Kennesaw Mountain, Georgia; Peach Tree Creek, Georgia; Jonesboro, Georgia; Averysboro, North Carolina; and Bentonville, North Carolina, to name a few and marched with Sherman to the Sea. But, it is not known if Abraham was healthy enough to be with the 86th during any of these battles. At some point his ailment is known to have forced him to be left behind and he was sent back north and Abraham was never able to rejoin the 86th, but it is not known at what point in the war he left the 86th for good. He may very well have never gone south with the 86th from Nashville in the late summer of 1863. While the surviving members of the 86th were marching down Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, D.C. on the 2nd day of the Grand Review, Private Abraham Lobaugh was sick in a Army Hospital, most likely in Madison, Indiana. What remained of the 86th were mustered out of the service on June 6, 1865 and they were soon headed for Chicago and then home. With the war now over, Private Abraham Lobaugh finally was healthy enough to be discharged and on June 13, 1865, 42 year old Private Abraham Lobaugh was discharged from the service at Madison, Indiana, after having served his country in uniform for nearly three years and he was soon back home with his family in Peoria County.
Abraham and Isabel, however, did not remain in Peoria County long as the Government was giving veterans land in Kansas for their service and Abraham, Isabel and their family were soon headed there. Abraham and Isabel moved to Kansas in the spring of 1866 and lived in Humboldt, KS. He was in Allen County, Cottage Grove Twp in the 1870 federal census; in the 1875 Kansas Agricultural Census; and in the 1885 Kansas Agricultural Census.
According to his pension records, in 1898 Abraham had three living children, John B., William R., and Mary M. Lobaugh.
Private Abraham Lobaugh died on __________ __, 1900 in Allen County, Kansas. I found one record that stated that his earthly remains were laid to rest in the Elmwood Cemetery at Chanute, Kansas in Neosho County. But, a Find A Grave researcher checked with the cemetery office and reported "The Cemetery office has no record of this person." But, it is now known that Private Abraham Lobaugh is buried in Block 8, Lot 15,Space 2 old addition Elmwood Cemetery, Chanute, KS. It is not known when Isabel died at this time.
by Baxter B. Fite III, one of his 3rd Great Granddaughters, Jeanette Dickinson, FAG Contributor #47851685, and Nancy Clemmer, whose email address is email@example.com.
(Baxter would enjoy hearing from anyone, especially descendants of the Lobaugh family, about Private Abraham Lobaugh and the Lobaugh family. Baxter would also love to get a copy of any photographs of Private Abraham Lobaugh, especially any showing him in uniform from his days in the 86th, for his Find A Grave site and for the local historical societies.)
Joseph Lobach (1787 - 1828)
John B. Lobaugh (1850 - 1924)*
Emma Jane Lobaugh Cordrey (1861 - 1894)*
Plot: Block 8, Lot 15,Space 2 old addition
Created by: Baxter B. Fite III
Record added: Feb 15, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 65690829