7 May 2005
Source: Portrait & Biographical Album of Whiteside County, IL
Originally published 1885 Chapman Bros., Chicago, IL
Transcribed by: Becky Jones
Noah S. Loux, is a farmer on section 15, Sterling Township. He was born Jan. 27, 1845, in Bucks Co., Pa., and is the son of Mathias and Catherine (Yost) Loux. They were natives of Pennsylvania, and the father died in that State, in April, 1874. The death of the mother occurred in June of the same year. They had 14 children, of whom nine grew up, namely: Andrew, Isaac, Hannah, Catherine, Mary, Mathias, Elizabeth, Noah S. and Israel.
Mr. Loux was a carpenter in his native State until 1864. In November of that year he came to Whiteside County and was engaged in the same business at Sterling, and also in wagon-making for four years. In 1868 he began farming, and operated on rented farms until the spring of 1884, when he bought the farm he now occupies, comprising 114 acres of land, which is in fine agricultural condition. In politics Mr. Loux is neutral.
He was married Nov. 19, 1869, in Hopkins Township, to Mary A., daughter of Jacob and Susan Reitzel. She was born in Lancaster Co., Pa., Sept. 9, 1843, and her brothers and sisters, nine in number were born in the following order: Martha, Sabina, Susanna, Henry, Sarah, Abraham, Jacob and Lewis. She is the second in order of birth. To her and her husband four children have been born, but only one survives, Nevin R. Harrison R. is deceased, and two children who died in infancy.
Mr. and Mrs. Loux are members of the English Lutheran Church.