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Please help us save the Studebaker Family heritage

by sending your financial support and letters to:

Bakers Lookout

16830 Broadfording Road

Hagerstown, MD 21740


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Make checks payable to BakersLookout

We will be making a list of all supporters and posting them on this website.



This letter is to inform you Johann, Inc. (owner of Peter Studebakers 1740 home) contracted with a licensed surveyor and perfected an easement for the cemetery, donating that land to the cemetery and a parking strip for descendants to visit the cemetery. Thank you Johann, Inc.


As we speak, the entrance to the cemetery is illegally blocked. Johann, Inc. is getting the matter resolved legally in court. 4/16/15 @ 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Washington County, Maryland Circuit Court. Johann Inc. v. McGuire et. al. Thank you Johann Inc. 


Fighting for the rights of the Studebakers on local news (click video link below);

Hagerstown Homeowner Fights for 270 Year Old Cemetery Preservation

"And we really feel that through all this, these people are actually speaking from the grave. Help us. Help us respect our existence, and help us speak out here and save our little area here where we're buried. And that's what we're doing." said Roger Brown.

 Thank you Johann Inc.


Johann, Incorporated lives by the golden rule.


The house was purchased in 2005 by Johann, Inc. who planned to turn the house into a French Mediterranean Estate. The place was falling down. Johann, Inc. consulted with several engineers who advised the house should be torn down. Water had damaged one side of the foundation. Termites ate one corner of the house and the roof was leaking in several places. There was water damage to the foundation that caused the logs to shift.  The house appeared to list to one side like a ship in a storm.


“With demolition, in full swing and eight men working on the property a white-haired man, named Robert Ober, knocked at the door, holding a book titled, “The Big Long Family” written by Harvey Long. A few days later day the same man dropped off copies of some pages of the book he had spoken of and showed the published pictures of a house. He told a story of the family that lived in the house 1750 through 1845. He also asked, “Have you ever heard of Studebaker?” “My father owned a Studebaker car and I knew that Studebaker also made wagons.  So began my search, in earnest, to discover the history of the house and a man named Johann Peter Studebaker and why was I drawn here,” said President of Johann, Inc., Roger Brown.


The man that owns the corporation named it after his wife, Joyce, and his daughter,

Hanna. In 2005, Johann Corporation purchased the property located on 16830

Broadfording Road, Hagerstown, Maryland. What an odd coincidence, his corporation

was named the same as the man that built the house in 1740, Johann.


In light of the history of the house, Johann, Inc, changed its plans and with a total lack of greed and generous spirit they selflessly decided to restore the historic home. Johann, Inc. saved the house, shored it up and freed it of all structural problems. Thank you Johann, Inc.


Research revealed that the Maryland Historic Trust Survey needed to be updated with accurate historical facts. Johann Inc. prepared a new Nomination for the house for the National Register of Historic Places. Bakers Lookout is in the nomination process now. Thank you Johann, Inc.


Johann diffused the knowledge of the new history researched by land records, deeds, wills, tax records of merit and shared it on the web for the Studebaker family. The website is: Bakers Lookout Home Page and also see the page Rewriting Studebaker History. Thank you Johann, Inc.


What you can do is to let Johann Inc. know that you folks thank him by showing

your support and that Studebaker descendants also live by the golden rule and the

Studebaker motto, “Give them more than they ask for.


Date: ____________________


Johann Incorporated

Bakers Lookout, Peter Studebakers 1740 Home

ATTN: Roger Brown, President

16830 Broadfording Road

Hagerstown, MD 21740



Thank Johann, Inc.


We are behind you in preserving the Studebaker family heritage and history and cemetery.


You have our full support.


I am related to the Studebakers:____________________________________________





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  Hotter than the gold of King Tut!

Studebaker Research Center has uncovered the largest research project in American history. 

We have discovered the secret technology always talked about in Studebaker ads.

Cleanest and hardest steel forged with oil from shale.

Hardest seasoned wood lasting over 270 years.

WE'RE ON THE NEWS AGAIN (Click on links below to see videos)

County Response in Hagerstown Cemetery Controversy

See proof of the real cemetery. (See Exhibit K)

If you would like to help with legal expenses please scroll to the bottom of the page

In colonial times, everyone used coal to fire foundry furnaces. More than 270 years ago, Peter Studebaker was the only person, to use oil shale to fuel his foundry furnaces that extracted iron from iron-ore to manufacture steel. By using oil shale extreme heat was produced to harden and strengthen steel.  Today, major oil companies using the same natural resources are just beginning to understand how to separate oil from shale to develop gasoline. 
On Bakers Lookout, property Peter Studebaker owned in 1740, is the mother load of oil shale.  This land was selected because of this very special resource.  Oil shale is the "Secret technology" mentioned in Studebaker Ads.  The bridge (background) is what Peter originally built in 1740 to transport him and his workers to the mill that was on the island in the middle of Conococheague Creek. Peter also owned a property on the other side of the bridge named Hopewell. 
The advertisement above reads "the SECRET of the STRENGTH of the Studebaker Wagon LIES in the SCIENTIFIC CURING of the TIMBER, EMPLOYED in the CONSTRUCTION." 

The chestnut lumber used building 1740 Bakers Lookout was treated with oil shale 270 years ago
(see the dovetails above). There is no shrinkage in the wood, normal wood would have shrunk leaving large gaps in the wood, but because of the advanced secret technology, the wood looks like the day it was cut for use in the home. This is so amazing.
The map (above) shows oil shale in the United States. See the oil shale in Washington County, Maryland? The Studebaker Research Center, and the 1740 property named Bakers Lookout are in Washington County, Maryland. 
The world map (above) shows oil shale in the world. In Solingen Germany, where Peter Studebaker became a Master ironworker and Master of the Cutlers Guild, identical oil shale resources are also found.  Oil Shale was the secret of the superior iron and metal work in both Germany, and then when Peter Studebaker came to this country, he brought the secret with him and found identical natural resources as those he used in Germany.
Above is a depiction of how a 1740 mill would have looked. Notice the hydro-powered wheel and smoke coming from the chimney, and in Peter's case oil shale would have been burning.  Oil shale burned hotter and cleaner than coal and would have created much more refined steel than iron created with coal and its by-product, carbon.  Wood placed above the extremely hot oil-shale would have been seasoned with vaporized oil fumes and wood would have been ready to use in about 3-days as opposed as 3-years curing outside. Wood treated this way did not shrink, even 270 years later, wood that was treated with oil-shale looks as new as they day it was cut, and it is hard as a rock. This is proved in the house on Bakers Lookout, wood appears brand new but is 270 years old. What a wonderful secret Peter Studebaker brought to this country. 

Bakers Lookout, the frontier plantation Peter Studebaker built in 1740. 

The house is located on 16830 Broadfording Road, Hagerstown, Maryland, 21740




Studebaker Research Center, a non-profit organization, discovered and uncovered the largest research project in American history, 270 years previously unknown that rewrites the industrial revolution’s beginning and the timeline of the transportation industry in America. The research, Rewriting History plugs the hole in history around the time period of the French Indian War. We hope you will read and enjoy Rewriting History. All the exhibits and proof tabs are evidence that the history is factual. 

In 2005 I bought this house as an investment. When, through research and discovery, I learned about the history of this house, I realized this treasure needs to be shared with everyone. There are over 250,000 Studebakers that are alive today. This story is the history of Studebaker-Long family. No one has asked if they could help financially.


Like the goal of Peter Studebaker “Give them more than they ask for”

To contribute to this history send your money to the address below:

Studebaker Research Center

16830 Broadfording Road

Hagerstown, Maryland 21740


phone: 240 313-9107


All money will used to continue the research and development of Peter Studebakers trade and the history that it rewrites.  Your name will be listed on our website as a contributor. 


No portion of this website may be reproduced without Studebaker Research Center's express written permission.