Ludwig, Julia Catherine

Class of 1895
Valedictorian

Birth: Feb. 16, 1877
Death: Oct. 2, 1898

Parents:
Syrus Franklin Ludwig (1843 – 1919)
Mary Jane Blackwelder Ludwig (1846 – 1887)

Siblings:
Henry Archabold Ludwig (1867 – 1944)
Rosanna Ludwig (1875 – 1879)
Julia C Ludwig (1877 – 1888)

Burial:
Prospect Presbyterian Church Cemetery
China Grove, Rowan County, North Carolina, USA

Source: Find A Grave Memorial# 116398063

Other:

Concord Daily Standard (Concord, North Carolina), October 5, 1898, p. 1

A SAD DEATH

Of One of Rowan County’s most Esteemed Young Ladies — Blessed With an Exceptional Mind and a True Worker for Her Master.

The following account of the death of Miss Julia Ludwig, who is known in this county and who has a number of relatives also in our county, has been handed us by the pastor of the young lady, Rev. V R Stickley.

“In Rowan county on October 2nd, 1898, Miss Julia Ludwig, in the 22nd year of her age, died. In infancy she was dedicated to God in the Holy Baptism, and on the 29th of March, 1891, with a large class of catechumens she was received into the full communion of St. Enoch’s Lutheran church by the holy rite of confirmation and adorned her profession with a consistent life until the summons came ‘come up higher.”

She was blessed with a bright mind and her father gave her an opportunity to improve it. She was a graduate of Enochville High School and Mot. Amoena Seminary at Mt. Pleasant and was valedictorian of her class. She taught two years very satisfactorily in the public school and was loved by all her pupils. She had arranged to attend Elizabeth college this session.

The first of July she was taken with typhoid fever, and for thirteen weeks she was confined to her bed. With the very best of nursing and skill of physicians her body yielded to the disease and on the above date she entered into the “rest prepared for the children of God.”

During this long suffering she was never heard to utter a word of complaint or murmur — bore it all patiently — and when her friends would visit her she would greet them with a smile. She enjoyed the visits and service of her pastor.

On the day after her death the funeral services were conducted in the presence of a large concourse of people. The sermon was preached by her pastor from the words “She is not dead but sleepeth,” after which her body was laid to rest in the graveyard of Prospect church by the side of her mother and sister to wait the resurrection.

 

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