Posted By:Carolyn La Porte
Subject:Re: Henry Wulff married Mary M. Courtnage
Post Date:April 17, 2012 at 13:00:45
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Hi Jane,

I found a possible Henry Wulff.

California Death Index, 1940-1997 about Henry J Wulff
Name:       Henry J Wulff
Social Security #:       526092763
Sex:       Male
Birth Date:       30 May 1902
Birthplace:       Nebraska
Death Date:       15 Jan 1967
Death Place:       San Bernardino
Mother's Maiden Name:       Bonge


August F., age 44, farmer, born Il both parents born Germany

Lena L., age 39, wife, born Germany both parents born Germany, immigrated 1881

Frank, age 26, employee, labourer, home farm, born SD both parents born WI

Henry J., age 17, nephew, labourer, home farm, born NE father born OH mother born IL

Mary, age 33, widow, own income, born IL both parents born Germany

George, age 11, son, born NE father born Germany mother born IL

Herman, age 9, son, born NE father born Germany mother born IL

Henry, age 7, son born NE father born Germany mother born IL

Russell, age 2, son, born NE father born Germany mother born NE


There is a 1928 Border crossing for H.J. Wulff

Border Crossings: From U.S. to Canada, 1908-1935 about H J Wulff
Name:       H J Wulff
Age:       26
Estimated Birth Year:       abt 1902
Arrival Port:       West Poplar River, Saskatchewan
Date of Arrival:       8 May 1928
Birth Location:       Creighton Neb USA
Gender:       Male
Citizenship:       American

The image shows he was an engineer, married, employed by Peterson, Shirley & Gunther, Wood Mountain Station, Saskatchewan
His nearest relative shown for US is mother Mary Wulff of Mannsville, Wyoming, which seems odd since he is married.
He is admitted as an immigrant, planning on working as an engineer in Canada

** so I wonder if he and Mary had separated by this time?

and here he is returning to California from Panama in 1934

California Passenger and Crew Lists, 1882-1957 about Henry Wulff
Name:       Henry Wulff
Arrival Date:       24 Apr 1934
Age:       32
Birth Date:       30 May 1902
Birthplace:       Creighton, Nebraska, United States
Gender:       Male
Ship Name:       Chiriqui
Port of Arrival:       Los Angeles, California
Port of Departure:       Balboa, Panama
Archive information (series:roll number):       m1764:50

In this image he is shown with a wife Dorothy, age 24. she is born Buffalo, Wyoming March 9, 1910
Their address is shown as 4256 Binney St. Omaha, NE

** this may also make sense as Henry's mother Mary was apparently living in Wyoming by 1928 so perhaps that is where he met Dorothy
There is a Dorothy Wulff who marries a Patterson in 1969 Los Angeles - she was born about 1910 so could be same woman

I do not see this Dorothy in 1930 census so it may be that she and Henry married after that time

but then I don't see Henry either so he may have still been in Canada (Canada census only goes to 1911 at this time)

but there is a death for Dorothy Patterson In California 1983, and she has same birth date as Dorothy Wulff in passenger lists so seems to be same woman

I don't know for sure that this is the right Henry Wulff for you but he was in NE and ended up in California which could be coincidence

Hav you tried contacting the Eastern Nebraska genealogical society to see if they have a copy of the marriage records as it should show Henry's parents?

If they do not have the records they may be able to tell you who does. They were very helpful to me in finding marriage records for my g-g-grandmother and her sister. Certainly worth a try and the fee was extremely reasonable -

I just thought to look for death of Mary Wulff (Henry;s mother) in Wyoming - did not find her but there is a death of Herman F. born July 8, 1900 died Sept. 29, 1981 - so could be Henry's brother as he is right age and in 1930 he is shown as born NE so does seem to fit.

Carolyn L