Biography of John O. Studebaker
Marseilles Township, Wyandot County, OH Biographies

JOHN O. STUDEBAKER was born in this county June 22, 1840, son of Samuel and Delilah (Fehl) Studebaker, natives of Pennsylvania and of German parentage. His mother was born in 1822, and his father about 1816. They were married in this county in 1838. He was a shoe maker by trade. They were the parents of three children; Flavius J., Mary and John O. The father died in February, 1845; the mother is still living, in Marion County, sixty two years of age. Our subject attended the common schools till his eighteenth year and was subsequently engaged in farm labor till 1861. May 28 of that year, he enlisted in Company K. Fourth Regiment Ohio Volunteer Infantry, and was engaged at Rich Mountain, Laurel Hill, Romney, Winchester, Edinburg, New Market, Port Republic and Chancellorsville; captured at the latter place and taken to Richmond, and, after sixteen days, paroled; thence to Annapolis; thence to Washington; on Gen. Auger's staff as clerk till discharged, July 11, 1864. He returned to farm, and married, April 16, 1867, Ivy, daughter of William and Jane N. Renick, natives of Virginia and Pennsylvania respectively, of German descent. They settled in Wyandot County (then Marion) in 1823. Their one child, Ivy E., was born March 28, 1843. The father died in 1876, aged sixty five years; the mother died in 1875, aged fifty five years. Mr. and Mrs. Studebaker have two children living, Renick, born January 28, 1869; Bertha E., January 3, 1880. Lorin V., August 3, 1875, died January 28, 1879; George V., born January 19, 1882, died January 10, 1883.

The History of Wyandot County, Ohio
Liggett, Canaway & Co.,
Chicago 1884

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