J. F. STUDER
J. F. Studer, a leading merchant tailor and dealer in men's furnishings at Tippecanoe City, has been engaged in business here only since 1915, but during this comparatively short period has firmly established himself in public confidence and esteem. He was born at New Lexington, Perry county, Ohio, February 28, 1875, a son of Joseph and Martha (Snyder) Studer, his father having been a life-long contractor and builder and a man highly thought of in the several communities in which he resided and carried on business. There were ten children in the family, of whom six are living. J. F. Studer was educated in the public schools of Perry county, and as a youth followed the old-fashioned and practical custom of apprenticing himself to a master workman in order to learn a trade, that of tailor. He served as an apprentice for about eighteen months, following which he became a journeyman and worked for five years as a coat maker. Feeling ready to embark in business on his own account, he opened an establishment at Forest, Ohio, where he sold ready-made clothing and also was engaged as a merchant tailor for about ten years. During this time he became highly esteemed in his locality and served as mayor of Forest for about six years. In 1912 Mr. Studer's health failed and he went to Florida, where he remained three years. January 1, 1915, he returned to Ohio and located at Tippecanoe City, where he embarked in business as a merchant tailor and dealer in men's furnishings. He has since continued in these lines, and through good workmanship, sound business ability and unfailing courtesy, has won his way to a place among the substantial men of his city., He carries a well-chosen line of suitings, in addition to which he has a full stock of modern haberdashery which is kept fully abreast of the fashions. His patrons include some of the best-dressed men of Tippecanoe City, who have learned to have faith in Mr. Studer's good judgment and have found his goods correct, in good taste and reliable. Mr. Studer married Lizzie, daughter of Dr. W. A. Swimley, a well-known practicing physician and surgeon of Forest, Ohio, and to this union there has been born one daughter, Ruth, who is now living at the home of her grandparents at Winchester, Va. Mr. Studer belongs to the Knights of Pythias, at Forest; the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, at Kenton, Ohio, and the Triangle Club, of Tippecanoe City. Worthy civic measures have always found in him a strong supporter, and during the war period the war movements benefited materially by his liberal contributions.
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