From the Â“History of Huntington County Indiana 1914Â”
Lancaster has in the person of Garl R. Rudicel an auctioneer and merchant who has been established here in business since 1911, and who has a splendid business standing in the town and in adjoining communities, despite the fact of his brief period of business activity. Mr. Rudicel is a progressive and aggressive young man of business, and it is predicted freely that he will go a long way on the road to success and prosperity. He already owns a nice stock and building in Lancaster, drawing a generous trade from the surrounding communities, and he carries on his auctioneering trade in conjunction with his merchandising. Mr. Rudicel was graduated from the Jones' School of Auctioneering in Chicago in 1911, so that he is well qualified to conduct a public auction in the most satisfactory manner.
Garl R. Rudicel was born in Polk township, Huntington county, Indiana, on May 23, 1886, and he is a son of Solomon and Ella (Bailey) Rudicel, farming people of that community. Mr. Rudicel was educated in the schools of his native community, finishing at the Lancaster Center high school in 1907, and soon thereafter engaging in the mercantile business in Lancaster township, to which enterprise, in 1911, he added his talents as an auctioneer. His success has been a pleasing one thus far, and promises an independent future. He is young and energetic and possesses commendable business enterprise and tact, so that his business venture promises much as to future growth and prosperity. He owns the store building he occupies, with its entire equipment, including fixtures, and is well worthy the title of "hustler" that is frequently heard applied to him.
On December 25, 1909, Mr. Rudicel was married to Miss Inez Schultz, a young woman who was born in Lancaster township and is a graduate of the Lancaster Center high school. She was a successful teacher in the Lancaster high school, having finished a course in the Marion Normal in preparation for her teaching work. Two sons have been born to Mr. and Mrs. Rudicel, -Rexford, aged seventeen months and Max, who at this writing is eight weeks old.
Mrs. Rudicel is a member of the Methodist Episcopal church, but Mr. Rudicel has no church membership. He is a Republican and manifests the interest of a good citizen in the politics of the community. He enjoys an excellent reputation and standing in the community with which he has been identified practically all his life, and has a wide circle of friends throughout the county.