Lumberd (Lombard) L. Nicken (1845-?)
Lumberd L. Nicken was born in 1845 and graduated from the ICY in 1860. In 1861, Nicken was named to the ICY’s Executive Council. Nicken was one of the men who attempted to enlist in Octavius Catto's company of Pennsylvania volunteers to defend Harrisburg from possible invasion in June of 1863. According to an 1870 report, Nicken became a freedmen's teacher at a school in Dandridge, Tennessee. In 1871, Nicken was teaching in Alabama. By 1880, Nicken was living and teaching in Philadelphia.
The Philadelphia Savings Fund Society, "1859, Lumberd L. Nicken," Historical Society of Pennsylvania; Historic Pennsylvania Church and Town Records, Ancestry.com; “Notice,” The Christian Recorder, September 28, 1861; Daniel R. Biddle and Murray Dubin, Tasting Freedom: Octavius Catto and the Battle for Equality in Civil War America, Philadelphia, 2010, 290-293; Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A Committee on Freedmen, Fifth Annual Report of the General Assembly’s Committee on Freedmen, of the Presbyterian Church, in the United States of America, Pittsburgh, James A. McMillin, 1870, 59, Googlebooks.com; Board of Managers of The Institute for Colored Youth, Objects of the Institute for Colored Youth, with a list of the officers and students, and the nineteenth annual report of the Board of Managers, for the year 1871, Philadelphia, 1871; 1880 Federal Census, “L.N. Nicken, Black Male Single Schoolteacher” Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Roll: 1170; Family History Film: 1255170; Page: 199A; Enumeration District: 128; Image: 0581.
Image: 1859 Philadelphia Savings Fund Society, "Lumberd L. Nicken"
Source: Historical Society of Pennsylvania