Ludwig grew up in Kulpsville, PA and was one of 13 siblings. At the age of 12 he was sent to work on a nearby farm where
he carefully saved every penny he earned. After many years of hard work he managed to buy himself a horse and wagon and
eventually opened his own butcher business.
The abundance of sweet corn
in the area and his Pennsylvania Dutch heritage made creamed corn a staple for daily life and holiday feasts. Using the
ingenuity he learned on the farm, he fashioned a device to reduce the labor involved in creaming corn.
Today, Grandpa Ludwig’s original corn scraper design is handmade by his
great-grandson using the same woodworking skill and tools which have been passed on from generation to generation.