Seeking more information on his parents and his ancestry back to emigrant JUDKINS. =================================================== History of St. Joseph County: together with sketches of its cities, villages and townships, educational, religous..., published 1880 Page 820 and 821.
Stephen H. Judkins was born in Sullivan county, N. H., Aug 26, 1808 and is a son of Stephen and Anna Judkins (dec.), also natives of New Hampshire.He was raised to work in the wagonmaker’s shop.As soon as he was able to handle a hatchet and saw he was put to work.He followed this business for the most part until 1850.He came to Mishawaka in 1837.
He was married Oct 8, 1834, to Miss Phoebe A. Simons, by whom he has had 4 children: of these, 2 are living; William H., and Malvina (now Mrs. L. F. Cole, of Neenah, Wisconsin).In 1859 he engaged in the grocery business, which he still carries on.He lost $2,700 in the fire of 1872.He carries a stock of $3,500 in groceries, provisions, etc., and is doing a good business. ============================================================