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:
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.
- 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
- 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.
- 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
- Edward RUDY
- born 24 Aug 1923 at Winchester, VA died Jul 1972 at
- 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.
- 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).
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.
Barbara Jenkins Gavin,
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