Mary E. Herring Judt was a daughter of Nathaniel and Susan Hill Herring. Nathan Herring was my 2nd great granduncle, the brother of both my 2nd great grandfather George W. Herring Sr. and my 3rd great grandfather John Herring|
Mary E. Herring was born in 1830 in Albemarle Co., Virginia. On April 26, 1855, she married Louis H. Judt, born 1830 in Germany. They were married in Callaway Co., Missouri. He was a Civil War veteran, serving from Dec. 3, 1862 - Feb. 14, 1863 on the Union side, discharged because he became disabled. Louis had one brother that I know of, William Judt, who also lived in Fulton.
Louis and Mary Herring Judt had 6 children.
The children's names came from the 1860 census and 1870 census records.
Louis Judt was a blacksmith living in Fulton. Next door to Louis Judt in the 1870 census, was his brother, William Judt, and family. He was 47 years old and a cabinet maker. His wife was named Catherine, and they had one daughter at home, Amilia, age 17.
In the 1880 census, Mary E. Judt is listed as head of household. All children except Edith still at home.
In the 1900 census, John Judt and his sisters Susan and Minnie are living together in Fulton. He is listed as working in a store.
In the 1910 census, same living arrangement, John is listed as a hardware merchant, the sisters as millinary. Their house was on Nicholes Street in Fulton. Their sister, Frannie (Mary Francis) Forrestal, is now living with them.
In the 1920 census, John is 60 years old. He is still working as a hardware merchant. Three sisters, Frannie, Susan and Minnie are still living with him.
Daughter Edith married Josiah Cumberland, probably around 1878.
Josiah's parents were James and Hannah Cumberland. James and Hannah had 4 children, Josiah (born 1854), Uriah (born 1855), Annie (born 1857), and Matilda (born 1861). This family was from Pennsylvania and probably came to Callaway County between 1862 and 1875.
Louis Judt died Apr. 1, 1874. He and wife Mary Elizabeth Herring were buried in the family plot at Pioneer Cemetery in Fulton. We did not find their stones, but this cemetery has been vandalized over the years and many stones have been destroyed.
Fulton Telegraph, Friday, April 3, 1874
Death of a Worthy Citizen
We are pained to announce the death of Mr. Louis H. Judt, of this city. He died at his residence on Wednesday, April 1, 1874, aged 45 years. He was a worthy christian gentleman and had the confidence and esteem of all who had the pleasure of his acquaintance. Peace to his remains.
Callaway Weekly Gazette Dec 13, 1889
Died in this city, Dec. 5, after a lingering illness, Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Judt, aged 60 years, - leaves a son and four daughters.