|Birth: ||Feb. 26, 1829|
|Death: ||Jan. 3, 1914|
John Wyland Studebaker was the son of Daniel Miller Studebaker and Nancy Hoover Wyland on 26 Feb 1829, in Ohio. His grandfather, Philip Studebaker, was captured along with an older brother and sister, by the Delaware Indians during the French and Indian War. Philip's parents, Heinrich Studebaker and Unknown Killough Studebaker, were murdered (along with a toddler and unborn infant. The 3 Studebaker children were adopted into the Delaware tribe. Philip was kept for 6 years, while his brother and sister were kept for 9 years. Philip later fought in the American Revolution, as did his older brother, Joseph.
Heinrich Studebaker came to American in 1736, along with brothers Peter and Clement. The descendants of his cousins, started the Studebaker Wagon Co., and later, the Studebaker Automobile.
John Wyland served in the Civil War (Union) in the First Independent Battery of the Minnesota Light Artillery. He first married Sally Ann Harris and had 2 children. Second, he married Catherine Harris and they had 6 children. Lastly, he married Amanda Clementine Kelsey (Fry) and they had 4 children, including my great grandfather, Joseph Kingkade Studebaker, Charles Abner, Mattie Effie, and Minnie Alice. He also helped raise his wife's children from her first marriage, Julia, Frances, and Nancy.
John Wyland lived to be 85 years old, and died in the home of my great grandfather in Fort Smith, Arkansas.
Sarah Ann Harris Norvell Studebaker (1837 - 1897)*
Amanda Clementine Kelsey Studebaker (1848 - 1915)*
William F. Studebaker (1852 - 1939)*
John Clinton Studebaker (1861 - 1941)*
George Harris Studebaker (1870 - 1963)*
Charles Abner Studebaker (1876 - 1931)*
Minnie Alice Studebaker Winn (1878 - 1962)*
Joseph Studebaker (1880 - 1959)*
Mattie Effie Studebaker Crawford (1880 - 1963)*
Fort Smith National Cemetery
Plot: 5, 2760
Maintained by: llenoj56
Originally Created by: US Veterans Affairs Offi...
Record added: Mar 04, 2000
Find A Grave Memorial# 3064516
Thank you for your service to our country and in helping to make it strong.|
Added: Jan. 25, 2015
Note: According to written documentation including his U.S. Civil War Draft Registration, his middle name is Wesley.|
Added: Apr. 7, 2012
Thank you for serving our country.|
Cindy Brisco Wheeler
Added: Aug. 7, 2008
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