Bureau County Biographies 1885
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History of Bureau County, IL, H. C. Bradsby, 1885

Transcribed by Denise McLoughlin
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HENRY RUDIGER, Manlius, was born in the south part of Prussia, May 11, 1826. He was reared on a farm, and remained there till entering the Prussian Army in 1847, where he servded for nearly four years, and was a soldeir during the revolution of 1848. After returning from the army he remained at home till 1853, when he came to America and settled in Bureau County, For about three years he worked in the brick-yards at Princeton. In 1856 he began farming in Bureau Township, but in the spring of 1866 he came to his present farm in Section 1, Manlius Township. He owns 386 acres in Sections 1 and 2 in this town. Mr. RUDIGER has been very successful in business. He gives most of his attention to the stock business. In 1856 he was married, at Princeton, to Elizabeth TRUM. She is a native of Bavaria, and is the mother of the following children: Andrew, married to Mary HECHTNER; Mary, wife of Andrew JURGESON, of Wyanet; Kate, wife of Mat FOLLETT, ofBureau Town; Henry, George, William, Lizie, Harace, Fred, John andCaroline. In politics Mr. RUDIGER is Democratic. He and wife are members of the Presbyterian Church of Princeton.

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