Biography - Henry Ludewick

Henry M. LUDEWICK, farmer, P. O. Hillsboro, was born in Montgomery County, July 14, 1837, to Daniel F. and Nancy (CRESS) LUDEWICK. He was born in Cobarrus County, N. C., December 2, 1800. He emigrated to the State of Illinois, and settled in East Fork in 1831. During his life, he was engaged in farming, and at the time of his death had succeeded in accumulating eight hundred acres of land, most of which he entered, and made all improvements on the same. His death occurred May 4, 1849. He was of German descent. The mother of our subject was born in Cabarrus County, N. C., October 25, 1806, and died October 12, 1852; was of German descent. She was the mother of thirteen children, ten of whom lived to man and womanhood. Of the thirteen children our subject was the seventh child. His early life was spent in receiving such an education as the common schools of his day afforded, and in assisting in tilling the soil of his father's farm. He left home at the age of twenty-one, and embarked on his career in life as a farmer, upon eighty acres of prairie and forty acres of timber. His farm is located in Section 11, and by his energy and business habits he has succeeded in accumulating 340 acres of land. In 1862, on the 21 st of February, in Montgomery County, he married Cynthia WILLIAMSON. She was born in Montgomery County in 1845. She is the daughter of John D. and Nancy G. (CARD) WILLIAMSON. Mr. and Mrs. LUDEWICK have had five children, three of whom are now living, viz., Ina O., the wife of Henry H. WHITTEN, of Fillmore Township; Lowell W., at home; Olive Maud, at home; Robert Grant and Walter, dead. Member of the order of A., F. & A. M., at Irving, No. 455. Wife is a member of the Lutheran Church. Politically, he is identified with the Republican party.

Extracted 22 Nov 2016 by Norma Hass from 1882 History of Bond and Montgomery Counties, Illinois, Part 2 Biographical Department, pages 293-294.

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