Tag Archives: Ludwig

Louis David Ludwing, Sr.

Louis David “Bud” Ludwig, Sr.
b. 19 November 1922, Mishawaka, St. Joseph County, Indiana, to Walter Henry and Lolita Esther Adeline (Koenig) Ludwig
d. 20 January 1984, Arlington, Tarrant County, Texas

m. 12 May 1946, Mishawaka, St. Joseph County, Indiana
Ruth Adah Lanphear

Children with Ruth Adah Lanphear:
• Linda Louise (d. in infancy)
• Jacqueline Ann
• Louis David, Jr.
• LuAnn

Louis was a fireman for the city of Mishawaka, Indiana, from 1948 until 1969 when he retired as a Battalion Chief and moved to Texas that same year. He grew up on a farm along the St. Joseph River, graduated from Mishawaka High School in 1942, and enlisted in the United States Navy. He served on a Destroyer Escort, DE 203, in the Pacific until the end of World War II.

Louis was working for Associates Investment Co. in Texas when he died. He is buried in Chapel Hill Cemetery in Osceola, Indiana.

Submitted by:
Linda Ludwig Irish
South Bend IN
E-mail: linlirish@sbcglogal.net

Louis David Ludwig, Sr.

Louis David Ludwig, Sr.
b. 19 November 1922, Mishawaka, St. Joseph County, Indiana to Walter Henry and Lolita Esther Adeline (Koenig) Ludwig
d. 20 January 1984, Arlington, Tarrant County, Texas

m. 12 May 1946, Mishawaka, St. Joseph County, Indiana
Ruth Adah Lanphear
b. 1 October 1924, Lake Worth, Palm Beach County, Florida, to Clyde Lee and Helen Maude (Yerrick) Lanphear

Children with Ruth Adah Lanphear:

  • Linda Louise (b. 1948) married Robert Charles Irish
  • Jacqueline Ann (b. 1949) married Claude Charles Rodgers
  • Louis David, Jr. (b. 1952) married Elizabeth Miles
  • LuAnn (1953-1953)

Louis Ludwig (l833-1904) came from Dachwig, Saxon, Preussen. He met Katarina Elizabetha Dibel (1847-1919) from Hesse-Darmsdt, Germany, in Mishawaka, Indiana. They were married 28 October in South Bend, Indiana. Their farm was on the St. Joseph River in Penn Township, St. Joseph County. They had six children and their youngest son, Walter Henry, raised his son, Louis David, Sr., and two daughters, on the farm as well.

Louis married Ruth Lanphear in 1946 and they raised a family of three children. Louis worked as a Mishawaka Firefighter from 1948 through 1969. His father was a plumber and Louis also worked for him. Louis designed the “House of Hazzards” that was used in Mishawaka classrooms to teach children about fire safety in the home, and during World War II, he served in the U.S. Navy.

After retiring from the Mishawaka Fire Department in 1969, he moved with his wife and youngest child to Everman, Texas. He died in Texas in 1984 but is buried in Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens In Osceola, St. Joseph County, Indiana.

Submitted by:
Linda Ludwig Irish
South Bend IN
E-mail: linlirish@sbcglobal.net

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

John J Johnson

John J Johnson
b. 1 December 1844, Cochranton, Marion County, Ohio, to John M. and Eliza (Odel) Johnson
d. 15 April 1931, Urbana, Champaign County, Illinois

m/1. 1 June 1871, Scott, LaGrange County, Indiana
Caroline Ludwig
b. 5 May 1853, White Deer, Union County, Pennsylvania, to Joseph R. and Maria (Barrett) Ludwig
d. 28 August 1898, Urbana, Champaign County, Illinois

m/2. 1903, Denver, Miami County, Indiana
Nellie (Forey) Keplinger

Children with Caroline Ludwig:

  • Guy T. (b. 14 June 1873)
  • Addie May (1882–1965) married Charles Sylvester Creek

John resided in Mt. Pisgah and Middlebury, Elkhart County, Indiana, and in Mexico, Miami County, Indiana. He emigrated from Indiana to Champaign County, Illinois, in 1894. There may be descendants of John Johnson’s siblings in Elkhart, LaGrange, or Noble counties, Indiana, with the surnames Goodsell, Deal, Appleman, Tinklepaw, and Kingsly.

His family has letters written by John J. Johnson from 1862 to 1864 while he was a member of Company G of the 88th Regiment, Indiana Volunteers, of LaGrange County, Indiana,
during the Civil War. The 88th Regiment participated in the battles of Stone River, Murfreesboro, Missionary Ridge, Chattanooga, and Kenesaw Mountain and took part in Sherman’s march to the sea. John Johnson was present at the Grand Review in Washington, D.C., on 24 May 1865. The Johnson family also owns a “rubber” blanket with numerous bullet holes in it, which may have saved Johnson’s life during his military service.

After the war John Johnson resumed his education and served as a teacher for many years. After working for some years as a miller, he worked at the University of Illinois in the water survey department until he retired in 1925 at age 81.

John’s second wife, Nellie (Forey) Keplinger, was the widow of John Keplinger, whom he met by answering a marriage advertisement.

Submitted by:
Ruth E. Hill
Raleigh NY