Posted By:Mary Hitchcock
Subject:William Wolfe 3/18/1827 Knox Co. OH - Johnson Co. IA
Post Date:June 21, 2003 at 05:32:06
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William Wolfe, a farmer and stock dealer in Clear Creek township, post-office Tiffin; was born in Knox Co. OH, March 18, 1827; settled in Johnson Co., IA October 10, 1853, upon the farm where he now resides. He was married September 8, 1850 to Miss Hannah Colony, of Knox Co. OH, and they have six children: Alice E., John C., Milton L., Mary Augusta, William Burr and Charlie. The family attends religious services at the M.E. Church at Tiffin. Mr. Wolfe has been shipping stock for 14 years. His average shipment of hogs has been about one hundred cars per year; his average shipment of cattle about twenty cars per year. He has some very fine horses of the Clydesdale stock; he has a farm of 490 acres, 203 acres was his original claim. He was a member of the board of supervisors in 1860 and served three years; he filled the office of township trustee several terms. He is a democrat in politics. He is a brother of the Hon. L. R. Wolfe, representing Johnson Co. in the Iowa legislature. His father is living in Knox County, OH at the ripe old age of ninety-two years and past. Source: History of Johnson Co, IA 1836-1882, Page 954.