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Transcribed biography of Andrew J. Louderback

ANDREW J. LOUDERBACK. Coming to Valparaiso when a child, Andrew J. Louderback has been a resident of this city nearly half a century, and during his active career has been identified with the development and advancement of its highest and best interests, whether of an industrial, agricultural or financial nature, for the past few years having served as cashier of the Valparaiso National Bank. He was born September 8, 1859, in Fulton county, Indiana, of pioneer ancestry, his paternal grandfather, Andrew Louderback, having been an early settler of the Hoosier state.

His father, John S. Louderback, was born in Fulton county, Indiana, his birth having occurred in 1835. When young he learned the trade of a wagon maker, which he followed several years. In August, 1865, he made a change in both residence and occupation, coming to Valparaiso, Indiana, where for thirty years he was engaged in the grocery business, and where he is still living, a respected and honored citizen.

The eldest of the seven living children of the paternal household, Andrew J. Louderback was six years old when the family moved to Valparaiso. He received his preliminary education in the Valparaiso schools, completing his studies at Franklin College, in Franklin, Indiana, where he remained a year. Returning home, he was for four years busily employed in his father's store, after which he served as deputy postmaster two years, and as assistant in the county clerk's office for six years. Being then made assistant cashier of the First National Bank of Porter county at Valparaiso, Mr. Louderback continued with that institution until accepting his present position as cashier of the Valparaiso National Bank. A man of excellent business capacity, he has made judicious investments in realty, now owning valuable land in Texas, and a good farm in Porter county, Indiana, near Valparaiso. Fraternally he is a member of the Modern Woodmen of America and of the Royal Neighbors of America.

On July 25, 1882, Mr. Louderback was united in married with Tillie Swenhart, a native of Michigan, and they have two children, Arthur and Walter.

Source: Lewis Publishing Company. 1912. History of Porter County, Indiana: A Narrative Account of its Historical Progress, its People and its Principal Interests. Chicago, Illinois: Lewis Publishing Company. 881 p.
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