Posted By: County Coordinator
Date: 3/20/2009 at 01:21:04
William Wolf Among the residents of this county whom Germany has furnished is numbered William Wolf, the owner of the southwest quarter of Sec 9, Yell township, Boone county. He was born n the fatherland May 12, 1849, his parents being B and Eva Wolf, both of whom were natives of Germany and there spent their entire lives, but are now deceased. The father devoted his energies to agricultural pursuits and upon the old family homestead William Wolf became familiar with farm work. He came to America with his brother Lawrence, who also resides upon a farm in Yell township. The year of their emigration was 1878 and they landed at New York, whence they began working their way westward finally reaching Boone county where Mr Wolf of this review worked as a laborer until 1881. In that year, with the money he had gained through industry, economy and careful management he purchased his present farm in Yell township and has since been an active factor in agricultural circles here. He now owns 220 acres, all in this township, but he makes his home on Sec 9, where he has 160 acres, carrying on general farming. His land has assumed the appearance of being one of the best cultivated districts in his part of the county.
In 1881 Mr Wolf was united in marriage to Mrs J Ehlers, and to them were born four children, of whom two, Mina and Anna, survive , their mother and live with the father of the home farm. The wife and mother died in 1901, and in December of the same year Mr Wolf married Miss Bertha Adix, a native of Boone county and a daughter of Louis Adix, a retired farmer who is living in Des Moines township. By this union one daughter has been born, Louise. Our subject and his wife are faithful members of the German Lutheran church of Ogden. In his political views he is a republican and a number to township offices have been conferred upon him, but political honors have no great attraction for him. He is content to do his duty as a private citizen and thus have more time for his individual business affairs, whereby he has provided a comfortable home for his family and secured a good competence for old age.
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