WOLFE, L. G.
Posted By: Annette Lucas (email)
Date: 5/23/2021 at 14:41:14
SOURCE: History of Adair County Iowa and Its People. Lucian M. Kilburn, Supervising Editor. Vol. II, The Pioneer Publishing Co., Chicago 1915
L. G. Wolfe, who owns and operates a stock farm four miles east of Greenfield, in Lee township, was born in Jackson county, Iowa, a son of Jacob Wolfe, a sketch of whom appears elsewhere in this work. Our subject remained at home until he had attained his majority and then began his independent career by working as a farm hand. A number of years later he took charge of the work of the homestead and subsequently purchased the place, which comprises one hundred and sixty acres on section 11, Lee township, this county. He grows the usual crops but gives particular attention to raising and feeding stock. He has made a number of improvements upon his place and his well directed industry yields him a competence. In 1907 occurred the marriage of Mr. Wolfe and Miss Nettie Johnson, who was born in Warren county, this state, a daughter of John and Sarah Johnson. Her parents removed to Adair county many years ago and are now living in Grove township. Mr. and Mrs. Wolfe have a daughter, Elizabeth. Mr. Wolfe is a republican but has never sought to hold public office although taking a citizen's interest in affairs of government. Both he and his wife belong to the Methodist Episcopal church, whose teachings form the guiding rules of their lives. He takes justifiable pride in the fact that he has been the architect and builder of his own fortune, as he began his independent career without capital or the aid of influential friends. He owes his success to his industry and sound judgment, qualities which do much to insure prosperity in any line of activity.
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