Ancestry of Johann David Louderback (d. bef. 10 Dec 1793)
There are at least 20 databases on rootsweb that include Johann David Louderback. Most of these databases also show some of his ancestors. There are also five references to Johann David Louderback in the LDS International Genealogical Index (IGI). His birth is shown variously as circa 1716 or 25 January 1716/17 in:
Frankfurt Am Main, Hessen-Nassau, Preussen
Stauderheim, , , Germany
Staudernheim, Hesse, Germany
Not one of these online files actually cites a parish register to establish the parentage of Johann David Louderback. The differences in dates and geography are also troubling. Does anyone know whether the ancestry of Johann David Louderback is based on actual court and/or church records, or is it simply based on family tradition? My own personal experience has been that many of these undocumented ties to European ancestors are incorrect.