Ludington, John Newman

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  • Name Ludington, John Newman 
    Born 17 Oct 1876  Lone Tree Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 15 Aug 1915  Williamsburg Pa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • From: Ruth Ludington Lund also wrote the booklet "Down Ludington Lane"

      My grandfather Ludington came to this area in 1873 and located his farm. Then the family came in a covered wagon from Adel, Iowa, with two daughters. They settled on a farm on the north side of the river in the Merrick county strip, which is one-half mile wide. When Nance County land was sold, my grandfather purchased 60 acres in Nance County adjoining his 160 acres. He operated a ferry boat and a sorghum mill, besides farming.
      Their descendants living in Nance County are Mrs. Ray (Lenore) Peregrine, the late Mrs. Donald (Bette) Horacek, Paul Ludington of Fullerton and Mrs. Elmer Lund of Genoa.
      My grandfather McMillin and his wife came from Vinton, Ohio, in 1874. They settled in Howard County. When Nance County opened up in 1879, he purchased a quarter of land near Glenwood. The land is now owned by the Forbes family. My grandfather McMillin stayed in Nance County only one year. He planted it to corn. However, ducks ate his corn that year so he moved back to Howard County near Cushing.
      Both my grandfathers attended the first political convention held in Nance County. Genoa had a slate of candidates and Fullerton had one, too. The Fullerton candidates were nominated, the last one being for county superintendent. The Genoa candidate had the floor and he was running a filibuster. My grandfather Ludington was sitting on the platform. He took his cane and pulled the speaker down in his chair and held him. The convention chairman then recognized a Fullerton delegate. He nominated Dan Barber who was later elected as our first superintendent.
      My parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Ludington came from South Dakota to Fullerton in 1908. We spent the winter in grandfather and grandmother Ludington's home. It was the Brad Slaughter house and stood where Dr. Seberg's home is located now.
      Mr. Kellogg, the father of the late County Clerk Wilbur Kellogg, had a broom factory in a two room house on my grandparents' place. I enjoyed watching them make brooms. All the machines were foot-powered. They would let me pedal the machine that wound the wire at the top of the broom.
      My brother, Forrest, had pneumonia. The doctor had given him up. Grandmother Ludington brought in a tub of hot water and they sweated him out. The fever broke and he lived.
      I remember Minnie (Freeman) Penny. Her husband, Ed, operated a department store in the building from which the Fullco Store now operates. The Penny's took part in politics. Ed Penny was a republican delegate to the national convention which nominated President Harding in 1920. Mrs. Penny was the first state president of the American Legion Auxiliary.

      J.N.Ludington, aged 38 years, died in his home near this city last Sunday morning at about seven o'clock after an illness of several weeks. He had been ill with typhoid fever and was thought to be recovering when he suffered a relapse. A surgical operation was performed Saturday in the hope that it would be successful but he was too far gone to stand the shock and the greater strain upon his vitality.

      Mr. Ludington came here from St. Paul Nebraska. He was educated in the public school of that place. He purchased a pretty place near town of Mr. Strynbrough and was getting it in a highly improved condition when he was suddenly stricken with his fatal malady. Mr. Ludington was a man of sterling worth and his neighbors and intimate friends speak in the highest terms of him and his interesting family. Besides his widow, he is survived by four young children, all of whom have the heartfelt sympathy of the community in their sorrow.

      The remains were taken to his home in the west for internment. Relatives from that state having arrived yesterday for that purpose.

      Reference: Our Happy Homestead Days by Jessie (McMillan)Ludington Braddock
      Source: Williamsburg Gazette
      Note: John is interred at the Glenwood Cemetery in Palmer, Nebraska. The relatives referred to are his father-in-law and Jessie's brother-in-law Austin Marshall

      Burial: Glenwood Cemetery, Palmer NE
      Cause of Death: Typhoid Fever
    Person ID I6395  Hougham
    Last Modified 20 Sep 2002 

    Father Ludington, John Wesley
              b. 22 Apr 1842, Alleghany Co Pittsburg Pa Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 7 Jan 1912, Fullerton Ne Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years) 
    Mother Newman, Rebecca Ellen
              b. 12 Mar 1845, Park Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 13 Sep 1927, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Married 20 Aug 1865  Adel Ia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F2492  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family McMillin, Jessie Carol
              b. 25 Apr 1882, Cushing Ne Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 15 Jan 1968, Ne Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years) 
    Married 30 Apr 1902  Central City Ne Find all individuals with events at this location 
     1. Ludington, John Wayne
              b. 31 Oct 1907, Gregory Sd Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 5 Nov 1936  (Age 29 years)
     2. Ludington, Ruth Evelyn
              b. 12 Feb 1910
              d. Nov 1972, Genoa Ne Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years)
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     4. Living
    Family ID F2513  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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