RUDY, Joseph
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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

county.  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.

      Mr. Joseph Rudy was married in Lebanon, Pa., September 25, 1843, to Hettie, daughter of Abram and Frances Landis, of Spring Creek, Lebanon county.  They had ten children, two are deceased, one that died in infancy, and Elizabeth, wife of Benjamin Strickler.  Those who survive are:  John, a farmer, residing in Lower Paxton township; Frances, wife of Reuben Althouse, of Harrisburg; Joseph, residing in Harrisburg; Sarah, wife of S. W. Trullinger, a prominent farmer of Susquehanna township; Hettie, widow of David Hocker; C. Landis; Mary, wife of George Hain, of Harrisburg, and Abraham, residing in Philadelphia.  Mrs. Hettie Rudy died September 7, 1871. On February 4, 1872, Mr. Rudy was again united in marriage, at Harrisburg, to Barbara Mumma, widow of John Mumma, and daughter of  John and Susan (Nissley) Mumma.  They had one son, Jonas M., born Mary 21, 1875; he is now a stenographer and typewriter.  Mr. Rudy is a good, staunch Republican.  The family attend the Reformed church.