A Long Query concerning:
AMICK - KELLER - LUDWICK - LUDWIG - RUDY

Submitted by Barbara Jenkins Gavin Tue Mar 28 2000

I am trying to locate others researching the families of KELLER, RUDY, AMICK, and LUDWICK/LUDWIG who have connections in Hardy County, WV (Wardensville area), Capon Springs, Hampshire County, WV and Shenandoah County, VA (around the area of Edinburg, Woodstock), and Frederick County, VA.

Trying to locate Daniel RUDY b. before 1875, possibly circa 1860 d. possibly circa 1910). My grandmother stated that Daniel RUDY was ' much older' than his wife, Minnie.

This is what I know, Daniel RUDY of Hardy County, WV, married Minnie D. (Dora/Dorathea?) Catherine KELLER, born 1875 probably in Shenandoah County (possibly Mount Olive/ Hayfield, VA), she died 6 Jul 1934 in Washington, D.C. ( residing with her son William Olmer Rudy & his wife Beulah (Chilcott) Miller Rudy). Minnie is buried at Mount Olive Church Cemetery, Mount Olive, near Hayfield, Shenandoah County, VA.

Daniel & Minnie RUDY had two children:

  1. William Olmer RUDY
    born 9 Mar 1901 in Wardensville, Hardy County, WV., died 16 Sep 1972 in Winchester, Frederick County, VA., buried at Mount Olive Church Cemetery, near Hayfield, Shenandoah Co., VA. William's first marriage, Martha E. WHITLOCK d/o Jacob WHITLOCK & Trace MANNINGS, she was born Aug 1903 in Harrisonburg, Rockingham County, VA, (her second marriage was to Delmer C. GRIMES), she died 26 Jun 1971 in Winchester, VA. and buried at Mt. Hebron Cemetery, Winchester, VA. William & Martha RUDY have 3 children:
    1. Madge Catherine RUDY,
      born 24 Jan 1920 at Winchester, VA, died 16 Nov 1989 Winchester, VA , she married Herbert Lee CAMPBELL s/o James Grant CAMPBELL & Lillie Victoria BAILEY . Madge & Herbert are buried at Mt. Hebron Cemetery, Winchester, VA.
    2. Violet Irene RUDY
      born 5 Jan 1927 Winchester, VA , died 5 Jan 1999 at Nursing home in Berryville, Clarke Co., VA - formerly of Winchester, VA, she married Ernest W. (Ernie) RITTER, Jr. b. 16 May 1922 in VA , died 20 Sep 1990 at Winchester, VA. Both are buried at Mount Olive Church Cemetery, near Hayfield, VA.
    3. Edward RUDY
      born 24 Aug 1923 at Winchester, VA died Jul 1972 at Winchester, VA.

    William's second marriage, Beulah (CHILCOTT) MILLER, d/o Pleasant G. CHILCOTT & Dorothy LINDAMOOD of Shenandoah Co., VA, Beulah was born 11 Jun 1902 at Woodstock, Shenandoah County, VA, died 8 Nov 1998 at Winchester, VA. There were no children by this marriage. William & Beulah are buried at Mount Olive Church Cemetery, near Hayfield,VA.

  2. Gertrude Alice RUDY,
    d/o Daniel & Minnie Rudy, was born 18 May 1902 at Capon Springs, Hampshire County, WV, died 6 Jun 1972 at Winchester Medical Center , buried at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Gerrardstown, Berkeley Co. WV, married Joshua ELLIOTT s/o James ELLIOTT & Elizabeth BOWLEY, he was b. 9 Oct 1890 at Capon Springs, Hampshire County, WV d. 2 Sep 1972 at Winchester, VA , both are buried at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Gerrardstown, Berkeley Co. WV.

    (NOTE: Gertrude went by the maiden name 'ORNDORFF '. She and her mother had a dispute that led her to leave home and live with Philip ORNDORFF & Martha Arene (ELLIOTT) ORNDORFF (I am trying to find the connection the Orndorffs may have with other lines of my family).

About Circa 1912, Minnie D. Catherine KELLER RUDY married James Wesley AMICK, born 8 Jun 1879 at Whitacre, Frederick County, VA, the son of Levi P. Franklin (Franklin) AMICK & Elizabeth CORK, he died 31 Jan 1957 at Martinsburg, Berkeley County, WV, he is buried at Mt. Hebron Cemetery, Winchester, VA , next to his daughter, Eva Mae, & her husband Theodore Emmett CAMPBELL (my grandparents). Minnie & James had one child, Eva Mae (Mae) AMICK, born 17 May 1913 at Winchester, Frederick Co., VA, died 29 Nov 1993 at Martinsburg, Berkeley Co., WV, married Theodore Emmett CAMPBELL, s/o James Grant CAMPBELL & Lillie Victoria BAILEY, he was born 10 Mar 1909 at Madison, Madison County, VA, died 4 Jun 1980 at Martinsburg, Berkeley Co., WV.

James's father, Levi P. Franklin (Franklin) AMICK, was born 15 Jun 1852 at Hampshire County, WV ( Possibly Town Of Capon Springs) and died 21 Mar 1923 at Hardy County, WV (Possibly Town Of Wardensville) is the son of John Jacob AMICK & Virginia Jane Louisa MCKEE AMICK of Frederick County, VA.

I am trying to locate LUDWICK & KELLER families of Hardy, Hampshire Counties. My gg grandmother, Bettie Catherine (unknown) born circa 1847 (German), married an unknown KELLER. They are the parents of my g grandmother, the above Minnie D. Catherine KELLER. According to my grandmother, Bettie Catherine (unknown) KELLER, married a second time to an unknown LUDWICK.

If anyone can help me locate my ancestors it will be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

Barbara Jenkins Gavin,
YANKEE5658@aol.com
South Carolina

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