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Below is a family biography included in The History of Darke County, Ohio published by W. H. Beers & Co. in 1880.  These biographies are valuable for genealogy research in discovering missing ancestors or filling in the details of a family tree. Family biographies often include far more information than can be found in a census record or obituary.  Details will vary with each biography but will often include the date and place of birth, parent names including mothers' maiden name, name of wife including maiden name, her parents' names, name of children (including spouses if married), former places of residence, occupation details, military service, church and social organization affiliations, and more.  There are often ancestry details included that cannot be found in any other type of genealogical record.

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SAMUEL LUDY, farmer and brick manufacturer, Sec. 24; P. O. Greenville; one of the oldest settlers of Darke Co., born in Frederick Co., Md., May 30, 1833. He was a son of David Ludy, who was born in the above county and State in 1803. He was married in Maryland to Mary Burns. She was born in Ireland in 1834, and emigrated to America with her parents in infancy. David Ludy and family came to Ohio in 1838, landing in Dayton June 1, and in Miami Co., the same year, where the decease of Mrs. Ludy occurred in November, 1852. Mr. Ludy came to Darke Co. in 1875, where his decease occurred in October, 1876. The subject of this sketch resided in Miami Co. and engaged in agricultural pursuits until Oct. 8, 1856, when he was united in marriage with Christina Guntrum. She was born in Pennsylvania in 1833, and was a daughter of John Guntrum, who came to Darke Co. in 1837. The children of Samuel and Christina Guntrum Ludy were four in number—William, David, Rebecca and Samuel. Upon the marriage of Mr. Ludy, he came to Darke Co. and located upon his present place, where he has lived for a period of twenty-three years. He has 37 acres of land, with good farm buildings, his brick residence being the second-best farm residence in the township. He is largely engaged in manufacturing brick of superior quality, his yard turning out in a single season upward of ten hundred and fifty thousand. A card of his business will be found in the business directory of Greenville, in another part of this work. Mr. Ludy is now serving his second year as Township Trustee of the township in which he lives.

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This family biography is one of 659 biographies included in The History of Darke County, Ohio published in 1880 by W. H. Beers & Co.  For the complete description, click here: Darke County, Ohio History and Genealogy

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