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Carl Rudnick


Carl Rudnick, a progressive and enterprising farmer of Iowa township, where he owns a fine tract of land upon which he has resided since 1887, is a native of Germany, where he was born in 1857, one of a family of seven children, of whom he and one sister, who makes her home in La Crosse, Wisconsin, are the only surviving members. He spent his earlier life in his native country, there acquiring a public-school education, and in 1884 crossed the Atlantic to America, settling at New Albin, where he remained for three years. At the end of that time he bought a farm of one hundred and twenty acres six miles southwest of the city, and upon this property he has since resided, winning in the course of years a substantial measure of success and a prominent place among the representative agriculturists of the locality. He has added forty acres to his original holdings, and upon this property engages in general farming and stock-raising, both branches of his activities being profitable and important.

In 1886 Mr. Rudnick married Miss Anna Krunkalfeld, who was born in Germany in 1869, and who came to America in 1884. They have become the parents of five children: Adolph, who was born in 1886 and who lives at home; Mary, who was born in 1889 and who is the wife of William Gady, of Winona, Minnesota; Charley, who was born in 1893; Martha, born in 1898; and one who died in infancy.

Mr. Rudnick is a democrat in his political beliefs, voting in general with his party, but preserving the right of independent action should occasion warrant. He has served as township trustee of Iowa township, but is not active as an office seeker, preferring to devote all of his attention to his personal affairs, which are ably conducted, making him today one of the prominent farmers and substantial citizens of the community where he has so long made his home.

-source: Past & Present of Allamakee County; by Ellery M. Hancock; S. J. Clarke Pub. Co.; 1913
-transcribed by Linda Earnheart

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