In my geneology research I have discovered that this Ella Judd and Richard Frantz are in fact my biological parents and I am interested in finding them or learning more about them. Any info you might have would be greatly appreciated. In the meantime, perhaps my info can assist some of you:
First: Ella and Richard would have been married around 1947. They had three children together: Betty Catherine (b: 1948 - died at about 10 months of pneumonia), Richard Arlen (b: 12 July 1950 LaPorte, IN. - this is me), and Catherine Jane (b: 27 Jan 1952 in Champaigne County, Ohio). Richard's Mother's name was Catherine (Wade) Frantz and that's about all I know of him --I do recall hearing that he served in the Navy.Ella and Richard had a divorce pending in Champaigne County, Ohio sometime in 1953 time-frame but I don't know if it in fact came to fruition. Ella Judd's parents were: Samuel Judd (b: 1862 in KY d: 1942 in OH) and Betty Burge. Ella apparently was the last of 10 children and born about 1932. Her brothers and sisters included: Samuel Jr., Charles, David, Betty, Bessie, and Lillian (there were 3 more sisters that I have yet to identify).
Samuel Judd Sr.'s parents were Alfred Judd (b: 1832 in Ohio) and Eliza F. Redden (b: 1840 in KY d: 1917 in OH). They were married in 1856 and had 8 children: Albert (b: 1860), Sam Jr., James Robert (b: 1864), Isa (b: 1866), Ida (b: 1869), Hobey (b: 1874), Codey, and Corda (b: 1881).
Alfred's Paternal lineage is thus: Alfred was the son of Thomas Judd Jr. (b: 1781 in Ohio d: 1851 in Ohio) and Mary "Polly" Emes. Thomas Judd Jr. was the son of Thomas Judd Sr. (b: 1744 in CT d: 1820 in OH) and Mercy Scott (b: 1750 in NY d: 1840 in Ohio). Thomas Judd Sr. was the son of Stephen Judd (b: 1715 in CT) and Margery Clark (b: 1722 in NY d: 1747). Stephen was the son of Captain William Judd (b: 1689 in CT d: 1772 in CT) and Mary Root (b: 1691 in CT d: 1751 in CT). Captain William Judd was the son of Thomas Judd and Sarah Freeman.