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Meet Henry Studebaker

Henry Studebaker
Mar 17, 2021 Henry Studebaker was the eldest of John C and Rebecca Studebaker’s thirteen children He was born in East Berlin, Pennsylvania, on October 5, 1821 and moved with the family to Ashland County, Ohio, when he was in his teens Once in Ohio, Henry learned the blacksmith trade, spending summers at the forge while attending school during winter Read More →

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Meet Peter Studebaker

Peter Studebaker Headshot
Jan 21, 2021 Peter Studebaker was born April 1, 1836 in Ashland, Ohio He was the second youngest son of John C and Rebecca Studebaker’s thirteen children He moved to South Bend in 1852 and took work in a dry goods store for $15 per month He started his own business a short time later, and in 1856 moved to Goshen, Indiana to open a retail establishment with Read More →

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Meet Clement Studebaker

Clement Studebaker
Nov 17, 2020 Clement Studebaker, the second eldest son of John C and Rebecca Studebaker was born March 12, 1831 in Adams County, Pennsylvania At age four he moved with his family to Ashland, Ohio, where he learned blacksmithing and wagon making from his father In 1850, Clement moved to South Bend, Indiana and took work as a school teacher He taught two Read More →

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Meet John M. Studebaker

John Mohler Studebaker
Oct 07, 2020 John Mohler “JM” Studebaker was born October 10, 1833 in Adams County, Pennsylvania His family moved to Ashland, Ohio, when he was a small boy, and like his brothers Henry and Clement he learned the blacksmith and wagon making trades from his father He arrived in South Bend in the winter of 1852 and took work cutting wood, chopping up to Read More →

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Meet the Studebaker Sisters

Studebaker Sisters
Jun 25, 2020 The first Studebaker to permanently reside in northern Indiana was not Henry or Clement Studebaker but their eldest sister Sally (Sarah) Studebaker Welch (1822-1902) and her husband Phillip They arrived in the late 1840s and operated a toll road running south out of South Bend The Welches later moved to Goshen where they remained for the rest of Read More →

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