Ohio Historical Marker dedicated to former slave turned Catholic, journalist

December 10, 2021 | Springfield News-Sun

By Brett Turner

A name from Springfield’s past will live on and gain new appreciation through an Ohio Historical Marker dedicated on Sunday.

Daniel Rudd, a former slave who moved to Springfield after the Civil War and raised in Catholicism as a member of St. Raphael Church, was honored with the marker outside St. Raphael’s.

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