RUDY, JOSEPH, retired,
residence at Derry and Nineteenth streets,
Harrisburg, Pa., was
born in Susquehanna township, Dauphin county, Pa., May 5, 1818.
He is a son of Frederick and Elizabeth (Layman) Rudy.
The Rudy family are of German extraction; the grandfather Rudy settled in
Lebanon county, near the site of the borough of Jonestown, at a very early date
in the history of that county.
Frederick Rudy, the father of Joseph
Rudy, was born in Lebanon
He removed to Susquehanna township, Dauphin county, where he was engaged
in farming and distilling. Here he
spent the greater part of his life; here he passed away, in 1855, and his body
lies interred in the Shoop church cemetery.
Both Mr. Rudy and his faithful partner through life attained to a good
old age; Frederick having reached the age of eighty-two, and his wife, who died
in 1857, that of eighty-four years. Of
the ten children who constituted their family, two died in childhood; seven
lived to mature years, but Joseph Rudy is now the only survivor.