Source: North Manchester Journal, March 7, 1895
Death of Henry Studebaker
A.W. Bowman received the sad intelligence Saturday last of the death of his father-in-law, Henry Studebaker, of South Bend, which occurred at 2:30 o'clock that afternoon after an illness of two years with stomach troubles, complicated with other difficulties. He had several times been ill and his life despaired of, but, having a strong constitution and much will power, he rallied and was up and about the city. His last confinement came about two weeks ago, and his condition grew gradually worse. Mr. Studebaker and his brother, Hon. Clem Studebaker were the founders in 1852 of the Studebaker Manufacturing company. He was born in Adams county, Pennsylvania, sixty-eight years ago, and came to Indiana when a young man. A hard, honest, and careful worker and a conscientious man, he had many friends, and was well known throughout this part of the country. Mr. Studebaker was twice married. His first wife was Miss Susan Studebaker. To this union were born five children, Mrs. A.W. Bowman, of North Manchester, Ind.; Samuel W., Miss Edith and Clem W. Studebaker, and Mrs. J.M. Chillis, of South Bend. His second wife was Miss Susan Kreighbaum. The children from this marriage are: Adella, Peter E., William and Arthur Studebaker. All of the children are living. Mr. Studebaker was a member of the Dunkard church. The remaining brothers are: Hon. Clem, J.M., and Peter E. Studebaker, and the sisters are Misses Rebecca and Maria Studebaker. The funeral occurred at the residence at 2 p.m., Tuesday and was a very large one.