From History of Reedsburg and the Upper Baraboo Valley, by Merton Edwin Krug, Publ. February 1929 by the author. Printed by Democrat Printing Company, Madison, Wis., Page 121
Mrs. Mary Rudd. This woman, of late lamented memory, was one of the most active women of her day in Reedsburg, and during the last twenty-five years of her life, was the most conspicuous figure in local finance. She was born Dec. 6, 1848, at Janesville, Wis., and married David B. Rudd, Nov. 4, 1884. Mr. Rudd was one of the earliest settlers in Reedsburg, and one of the founders of the Reedsburg Bank. He died in 1896 and his wife succeeded in his interest and at her death a few years ago the Rudd estate passed to her adopted niece and ward, Miss Frieda Meyer, now Mrs. E. G. Neshen. The Rudd estate was valued at more than $500,000.00, and was the largest ever probated in Sauk County.
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