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    On his present farm on section 4, Newton township, Levi Rudy was born April 2, 1846. There the days of his boyhood and youth were passed, and to his father he gave the benefit of his services in the fields until 1865, when he began farming on his own account by renting the old homestead for a period of five years. When that time had gone by with the capital which he had acquired through his indefatigable efforts, he purchased a farm some distance south--the place now occupied by Ernest Brinkman. 'There he remained from 1878 until 1885, when he returned and purchased the old home farm. As a companion and helpmeet on life's journey he chose Miss Susan Deeter, their marriage having occurred in 1865. Five children were born of their union, namely: Charley, who is living in Covington; John C., a farmer in Newton township; Samuel A., who is with his father; Jesse, also at home; and Hannah, wife of Charley Gorman, who is living on her father's farm.

    Mr. Rudy owns sixty acres of land on section 4, Newton township, and carries on general, farming and tobacco raising. He has also been operating threshing machines for thirty-five years, and has three separators, three engines, a clover huller, fodder husker, hay boiler and corn sheller. In fact, his is one of the most modern, up-to-date farms in the community, supplied with all the latest improvements which facilitate the work of the agriculturist. His fellow townsmen, appreciating his worth and ability, have called him to public office and for nine years he has served as supervisor of district number eight. In politics he is a Democrat, and is a member of the German Baptist church, contributing liberally to its support.

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