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Charles H. Rudig

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Charles H. Rudig

Posted: 2 Mar 2002 10:09PM GMT
Classification: Biography
Surnames: Rudig,Biehl,Burkart
"History of Huntington County, Indiana"1914 By Frank S. Bash pg. 745-46

Charles H. Rudig. Among the progressive farming men who have added to the wealth of Huntington county and made worthy names for themselves in the carrying on of the projects to which they were devoted, Charles H. Rudig is reckoned among the foremost. He has long been a resident of Warren township, and his fine place there is widely known as Hill View Farm, lying three-quarters of a mile south of Bippus. It is a farm of one hundred acres, which though not a large farm, is ample to his needs and is sufficiently extensive to require his whole attention in its management. Mr. Rudig was born in Dallas township, this county, on June 13, 1868, and is a son of Jacob P. Rudig, Jr., and his wife, Elizabeth (Biehl) Rudig.

Jacob Rudig, Jr., was born in Stark county, Ohio, as was also his wife. They came to Huntington county, Indiana, while young, even prior to their marriage, that event having been solemnized in Dallas township on May 7, 1867. They made their home in Dallas township until 1901, in which year they came to Andrews, and there they passed away. Mr. and Mrs. Rudig were parents of five children. Charles H., the subject of this review, is the eldest of the family. William E., the second born, is a resident of Dallas township; Matilda is the wife of George Hanselman of Dallas; Malinda is unmarried and lives in Andrews; Martha is the wife of Charles A. Spencer and resides in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Charles H. Rudig had his training in like manner with that of the boys of his time, and the farm added much to his practical education. He attended the country schools up to the age of eighteen, and as a boy was confirmed in the German Evangelical church, of which his parents were members. He was twenty-six years of age when he married Lena Burkart of Chester township, their marriage taking place on November 2, 1893. She was a native daughter of Wabash county and was there reared and educated, coming in young womanhood to Huntington county. To them one child has been born, Inez M., who was born on September 13, 1906.

Mr. and Mrs. Rudig have a place in their community of which they are in every way worthy. They have lived industrious and energetic lives, and their worldly fortunes have advanced in pleasing measure since they were united in marriage, for at that time all Mr. Rudig's possessions were comprised in a hundred dollars in cash and a horse and buggy.Today he has one of the fine and productive farms in the township and is making steady progress in material advancement. He and his wife are members of the German Evangelical church of Bippus, and have a share in the general activities of the church and congregation.

A democrat in his politics, Mr. Rudig has always been constant to the interests of the party, along general lines, though he has not permitted party interests to interfere with his activities in local politics. In 1908 he was elected assessor of Warren township, an office which he still holds. Mr. Rudig has always been popular with the citizens of his community, and has taken a worthy part in the political and business activities of the town where he has so long resided.
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HuntingtonV 3 Mar 2002 5:09AM GMT 
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