Biography of Isaac S. Studebaker
Miami County, Ohio Biographies

ISAAC S. STUDEBAKER, farmer; P. 0. Casstown; born in Bethel Township, Miami Co., March 23, 1822; is a son of Abraham and Elizabeth (Steele) Studebaker, who were both born in Bedford Co., Penn. The grandfather Studebaker was also born in Pennsylvania, but the great grandfather came from Germany. Abraham came to Bethel Township in 1812 bought land on credit to the. amount of $500, and worked hard to pay for it, but, becoming discouraged, he proposed to give it up. but was told to keep it and pay for it when he could. By great economy and hard work, he finally paid for his land; he was industrious, prospered, and purchased more land, and before his death he owned 700 acres of land. On his home place he had good improvements. and everything comfortable and pleasant around him. They were the parents of twelve children, of whom nine are now living, viz., John, Lydian, Samuel Isaac S., Abraham, Elizabeth, Rebecca and Phebe (twins), and Joseph. He lost his wife, and was afterward married to Barbara Weaver, by whom he had one child, now deceased. Isaac lived with his father till about 26 years of age. On Jan. 25, 1848. he was married to Anna, daughter of George and Catharine (Olinger) Warner, who were born in Pennsylvania, coming to Ohio in quite an early day; they were the parents of three children, two are now living, viz., Anna and John 0. Mr. Studebaker and wife, by this marriage have had ten children, of whom three are now living, viz., Anna, Priscilla and Martha. After his marriage, Mr. Studebaker located upon the farm where he still resides, moving into a log cabin erected in one day's time; here they began their journey of life, having about 40 acres cleared; he has 480 acres of good land, of which 340 acres are in cultivation, constituting two farms, with good buildings on both; the home place having a fine brick house, an excellent barn, and all other buildings necessary for comfort and convenience. Such is again the result of indefatigable labor and industry, coupled with economy and good management, which will stand as a bright and lasting example for future generations. Mr. Studebaker and wife are members of the German Baptist Church, with which they have been connected for twenty seven years.

History of Miami County, Ohio
Published by: W. H. Beers and Co.
Chicago 1880

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