Transcribed from History of Wyandotte County Kansas and its people ed. and comp. by Perl W. Morgan. Chicago, The Lewis publishing company, 1911. 2 v. front., illus., plates, ports., fold. map. 28 cm. [Vol. 2 contains biographical data. Paged continuously.] p. 683-684 transcribed by Michael Elledge, student from USD 508, Baxter Springs Middle School, Baxter Springs, Kansas, on December 1, 2000.

Charles F. Studt

CHARLES F. STUDT. - If there is one life more than another where there is room for the exercise of a man's intelligence it is the life of a farmer. It was formerly believed that it did not take much brains to farm, but men have come to the conclusion that if a farmer is to obtain from the soil all that it is capable of producing, he must use his head as well as his hands. This can be readily proven by comparing two farmers who own the same amount of land, with the same climatic and other conditions. The one will produce nearly twice as much as the other and they both put the same amount of labor on the land, but the difference is that the one brings his mind to bear on the subject and the other expects his hands to accomplish everything. Charles F. Studt is one of the farmers who uses both head and hands, the result being a productive farm.

Charles F. Studt was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, the son of Fred Studt. The wife died about 1870, and eight years later he came with his children to Wyandotte county, where he bought thirty-nine and three quarter acres of land, the farm being entirely covered with timber except a very small clearing where a log cabin was built. Mr. Studt began the long, laborious task of clearing the timber and cultivating the land. He built a more modern house in place of the log cabin and put up the farm buildings which are in use today, residing on the farm until 1904, when he died at the age of seventy-four. He is also buried in Quindaro cemetery.

Charles had the misfortune to lose his mother when he was only two weeks old, so that he never knew a mother's love and care. He started to go to school in Cincinnati, but when he was eight years old his father brought him to Quindaro township, where he had bought a farm. They lived here together, Charles following his father about the land and picking up information about the working of the farm and the reasons why things were done. He attended the district school and helped on the farm as soon as he was old enough and has practically spent the whole of his life on the farm which his father bought, he having added half an acre to the original holding, which is located at Barker station. Mr. Studt has never married, but lives on the farm with some of his brothers and sisters. He is the youngest of a family of ten children, as follows: Louisa is now Mrs. Charles Smith and lives at Welborn station; William lives in Cincinnati, Ohio; John lives in Kansas City, Kansas; Mary and Lizzie live on the old homestead with their brother; Emma is married to Henry McIntyre and lives in Wyandotte township; Fred lives on Armstrong avenue in Kansas City, Kansas; Amelia is married to George Studt of Quindaro township; Edward also lives in Quindaro township. Charles F. the youngest, has been a member of the Horse League Association, having been its captain for a long time.

There is very little in connection with farm work that Mr. Studt does not know, but he is not one of those men who feel sure that they know it all. If anyone has anything better in the way of methods of work or modern improvements, he is always glad to look into the matter and will try and have the best that is going. He is greatly respected by the people in the community, who surely have reason to know him, for he has grown up amongst them.

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