RUDY, C. Landis, ice dealer and ex-president of select council, was born near Harrisburg, July 7, 1856. He is a son of Joseph and Esther (Landis) Rudy. His grandfather Rudy was a native of Zurich, Switzerland. He was driven from his native land with others by religious persecution. He settled in Lebanon county, Pa., at a very early date in the history of the county. The parents of C. Landis were both born in Dauphin county, Pa. The mother died September 14, 1870; the father is still living, retired and resides at East Mere. He was twice married. To the first marriage there were born nine children, namely: John, a prominent farmer of Lower Paxton township; Frances, wife of Reuben H. Althouse, residing in Harrisburg; Elizabeth, wife of Benjamin Strickler, of Penbrook, Pa., deceased; Joseph Rudy, Jr., a prominent farmer of Susquehanna township; Sarah A., wife of Walter Trullinger, residing in Susquehanna township; Nettie E., widow of the late Dr. D. R. Hocker, residing at East Mere; C. Landis; Mary A., wife of George Hain, residing in Harrisburg; and Abraham F., residing in Philadelphia. His second wife, who still survives, was Barbara Mumma, and to this second marriage there was born one child, Jonas M., stenographer, of Harrisburg.
C. Landis Rudy was educated in the public schools and Professor Seiler's academy, of Harrisburg. He also attended the Dickinson Business College, of which he is a graduate. In 1874 he engaged in the ice business, which he has conducted for over twenty years. He is extensively engaged in buying and selling land, and ranks among the most prosperous and progressive business men of the city. He was married in Harrisburg, October 22, 1879, to Miss Belle M. Brittain, daughter of Samuel and Melinda (Brittain) Brittain, of English and Scotch-Irish ancestry, the former deceased, the latter living and residing with Mr. Rudy. To them have been born five children, only one of whom is living, namely, Marguerite B., born May, 1887. In political views Mr. Rudy is a Republican, and has been an active worker in the ranks of the party for the past eighteen years. The family attend the Salem Reformed church.
Historical Review of Dauphin County
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Date of Transcription: 13 Nov. 2000
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