Name: Thomas R. Luckenbill
Birth: NOV 1867 in Perry Twp., Berks Co., PA 1 2
Biographies from Historical and Biographical Annals by Morton Montgomery
LUCKENBILL, THOMAS R.; p. 1466
Thomas R. Luckenbill of Virginville, Richmond Township, is engaged in the butcher business, and has a large trade in first class meats among the residents of this section. Mr. Luckenbill was born in Perry Township, son of Simon Luckenbill. The great-grandfather of Thomas R. Luckenbill was Christian Luckenbill, one of the earlier settlers of Perry Township, a farmer by occupation, and an owner of some land. It is probable that he was one of the sons of Johan Ekel Luckenbill, who was emigrated to this country from Germany on the ship "Thistle," which landed at Philadelphia Aug 29, 1730. He had with him his brother Hendrick, and these two are the progenitors of the Luckenbill family in this country. Thomas Luckenbill, one of the sons of Christian, was a farmer and land owner of Perry Township, and owned the 200 acre tract that later belonged to Thomas, his son. He married a Miss Wink of Maxatawny Township, and they had these children: Edwin; James; Thomas; Alfred; Simon; Jacob, who died at the age of forty-five years; Cyrus; and Sarah Ann, wife of Simon Adam, deceased.
Simon Luckenbill, father of Thomas R., owned a farm of 96 acres of good land in Perry township, about two and one half miles west of Virginville. He stands high in his community and is a member of Zion's Reformed Church of Perry Township. Although a stanch Democrat, he had never had a desire to hold office. His children are: Samuel of Virginville; Thomas R.; Sarah Ann, m. to F. F. Dreibelbis, a grain and coal and lumber dealer of Virginville; Simon who died at the age of six years; and Augustus, a clerk of Hamburg, Pennsylvania.
Thomas R. Luckenbill was reared on his father's farm in Perry township, and worked for him until twenty years of age. He was equipped mentally by study in the common schools of his native township, and by personal application at home at leisure hours. After leaving his father, he worked for three years in a creamery, and later, with F. F. Dreibelbis, formed the firm of Dribelbis and Luckenbill, engaging in the manufacture of brick for three years, when the firm was dissolved by mutual consent. In 1886, Mr. Luckenbill engaged in butchering, and this he has continued successfully ever since. He owns a large brick house in Virginville, and seventeen acres of excellent farm land, on which he raises feed for his horses and cattle.
Mr. Luckenbill was married in 1891 to Louisa, daughter of David and Catherine (Adam) Bushey of Richmond Township, and to this union were born: Edna, Carrie, Curtis, Paul, Mable and Thomas. The family are members of the United Evangelical Church of Virginville. In politics Mr. Luckenbill is a Democrat, but is not a politician or an office seeker. He is a plain, practical business man. By honesty and fair dealing, he has built up a paying business, is a good citizen, and is well thought of in his community by those who know him best. He is truly a representative citizen of Richmond Township, Berks County.
Father: Simon Luckenbill b: ABT 1842 in Perry Twp., Berks Co., PA
Mother: Elizabeth Lesher
Sarah Louisa Bushy b: SEP 1870 in Pennsylvania
in 5 children / 5 living acc to census
- Edna M. Luckenbill b: JUN 1891 in Virginville, Berks Co., PA
- Carrie C. Luckenbill b: JUL 1893 in Virginville, Berks Co., PA
- Curtis Theodore Luckenbill b: 9 NOV 1895 in Virginville, Berks Co., PA
- Paul Simon Luckenbill b: 25 APR 1898 in Virginville, Berks Co., PA
- Mabel E. Luckenbill b: FEB 1900 in Virginville, Berks Co., PA
- Thomas D. Luckenbill b: ABT 1906 in Virginville, Berks Co., PA
- Living Luckenbill
- Title: 1880 US Census
Page: Perry Twp., Berks Co., PA
- Title: 1900 US Census
Page: Richmond, Berks Co., PA