Private William Rude, Co. G, 175th OH Infantry, USA

1835

  • August 31: William Rude was born in Marion Township to parents Peter and Nancy Rude.

1850

  • September 6: The U.S. Federal Census enumerated in Marion Township, Clinton County, OH showed 13-year-old William living with his parents and siblings. His father is a farmer.

1860

  • July 18: The U.S. Federal Census enumerated in Marion Township, Clinton County, OH showed a newly married William and Esther living with their 1 year old son Peter.

1864

  • September 29: William enlisted in the U.S. Army.
  • November 30: Fought at the Battle of Franklin. He was wounded while he was “conducting prisoners from the field.”

1865

  • June 27: Mustered out of the U.S. Army in Nashville, TN. 

1870

  • August 9:  The U.S. Federal Census enumerated in Marion Township, Clinton County, OH showed William, a farmer, and Esther Ann living with their children: Peter, age 11, Felix, 9, Eliza J., 8 and Emeline, 3.

1880

  • June 10:  The U.S. Federal Census enumerated in Marion Township, Clinton County, OH showed William, a farmer, and Esther Ann living with their children: Peter, age 21, Felix, 17, Nancy, 14, Emeline, 9 and Martha, 4.

1890

  • June:  William Rude was listed on the United States Census Veterans Schedule. He was listed as having chronic diarrhea existing since his service.

1895

  • February 22:  William’s wife Ann died.

1910

  • March 17:  William Rude died.
  • William was a Republican and attended United Brethren Church.