1831 – He was born near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania on March 12th. American manufacturer who founded a family firm that became the world’s largest producer of horse-drawn vehicles and a leader in automobile manufacturing.
1850-1852 – Studebaker started a blacksmith and wagon shop in South Bend with his brother Henry, doing business under the name of H. & C. Studebaker.
1889 – He was a member of the board of trustees of DePauw University for many years, and was president of the board of trustees of the Chautauqua Assembly.
– He married Mrs. Ann (Milburn) Harper, daughter of George Milburn, a prominent wagon manufacturer in Mishawaka, and their home, one of the finest in the state, is known as Tippecanoe place in commemoration of the famous treaty said to have taken place on the ground it occupies.
1901 – Died on November 27th in South Bend, Indiana.