Tag Archives: Ludwick

Elijah Stark

Elijah Stark
b. 4 July 1811, Bourbon County, Kentucky, to Frances Stark
d. 25 December 1898, Grant City, Worth County, Missouri

m. 16 October 1837, Natchez, Adams County, Mississippi
Elizabeth Johnson
b. 27 February 1818, to William and Margaret (Shook) Johnson
d. 22 September 1902, Grant City, Worth County, Missouri

Children with Elizabeth Johnson:
• Thomas (1838-1838)
• James (1839-1921) married Hester Ann Ludwick
• Silas (1841-1875) married Margaret Eliza Johnson
• William Cornett (1844-1919) married Mary Molly Dawson
• Henry (1847-1935) married Minerva Ann Gray
• Wilson (1849-1895)
• John (1851-1943) married Mary Eliza Tyson
• Anna (1854-1925)
• Calvin (1856-1939) married Elizabeth Shook
• Mary Frances (1859-1860)
• Emery (1861-1938) (twin)
• Martha (1861-1861) (twin)

In the early 1830’s, Frances Stark moved her two sons to a farm east of Versailles in Ripley County, Indiana. Elijah received his education in Lexington, Kentucky. He purchased his own land in Ripley County in 1832. He taught school, played violin, taught singing, and farmed. In 1834, he went down the Ohio and Mississippi rivers to Natchez, Mississippi with a flatboat load of produce. He remained in Natchez nearly four years. While there, he learned carpentry and married Elizabeth. Their first child was born and died there. In 1838, they moved to Ripley County, Indiana. He was elected Treasurer of Ripley County in 1846, and elected County Clerk in 1860. Elijah moved to Grant City, Missouri in 1885.

Submitted by:
Willis H. Lowrey
Colorado Springs CO
E-mail: wlowrey846@aol.com

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James Stark

James Stark
b. 19 April 1839, Versailles, Ripley County, Indiana, to Elijah and Elizabeth (Johnson) Stark
d. 15 July 1921, Newburg, Jasper County, Iowa

m. 3 May 1864, Versailles, Ripley County, Indiana
Hester Ann Ludwick
b. 10 July 1845, to Jacob and Hester (Myers) Ludwick
d. 15 September 1927, Grinnell, Poweshiek County, Iowa

Children with Hester Ann Ludwick:
• William Cornett (1865-1929) married Sophia Jane Love
• Mary Elizabeth (1866-1944) married (1) Willis Eugene Newton, (2) Porter Y. Fuller
• Anna Florence (b. 1868) married Newton John Morgart
• Elijah Ludwick (1872-ca. 1950) married Isadora Strickland
• Clarence Howard (1876-1955) married Ida Elizabeth Green
• Edith Viola (1880-1918) married Clarence Grubb

James was a deputy treasurer of Ripley County under his father. He enlisted in the 68th Indiana Regiment in 1861. In 1869, he, his wife, and three young children left Ripley County by covered wagon for Jasper County, Iowa.

Submitted by:
Willis H. Lowrey
Colorado Springs CO
E-mail: wlowrey846@aol.com

Jacob Ludwick/Ludwig

Jacob Ludwick/Ludwig
b. 8 November 1807, Mercer County, Pennsylvania, to Abraham and Susan (McBride) Ludwick
d. 18 September 1894, Grinnell County, Iowa

m/1. 25 September 1828, Marion County, Ohio
Hester Myers

m/2. Iowa
Mary Hays

Children with Hester Myers:

  • Ann Elizabeth (b. 1830)
  • Margaret (b. 1831)
  • Mary (b. 1833)
  • Emaline (b. 1834)
  • Nancy (b. 1836)
  • Wealthy (b. 1837)
  • Eliza Ann (b. 1839)
  • Jonathan (b. 1841)
  • Abraham (b. 1843)
  • Hester (b. 1845)
  • Jacob (b. 1847)
  • Mariah (b. 1849)
  • Julia (b. 1851)
  • Silas (b. 1853)

After the death of his parents, Jacob and two of his younger sisters lived with his eldest sister and her husband, Margaret and Peter Shook. After their marriage in Marion County, Ohio, Jacob and Hester (Myers) Ludwick moved to Johnson Township, Ripley County, Indiana. After Hester’s death, Jacob emigrated from Indiana to Grinnell County, Iowa, in 1864, where he married Mary Hays.

Submitted by:
Mrs. Lynne Emmons
Oshawa, Ontario, Canada