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Wolf family of Lebanon, Lancaster and Dauphin Co, PA 1880's
Posted by: Carole Marlow (ID *****9274) Date: March 06, 2005 at 18:52:36
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I am at the end of my ropes and need some help with this family line!!! My great-grandfather was named Jacob Baker Wolf and he was born Feb. 27, 1856 in PA to parents born in PA. I know that he had at least two brothers, John B. who was about 2 years older and William, DOB unknown. Jacob B. Wolf would marry Emma Zimmerman, daughter of Joseph Zimmerman and Mary Bross of this area of PA. Emma also includes in her long line of ancestors, Millers and Gerberich's, and she is listed in the Gerberich book. There it says that she married Jacob Baker Wolf who was of the same place, which means this part of PA. Jacob and John would leave PA about 1880 and I find them on that census in Germantown, Montgomery County, Ohio. I have a photo of a house that was sent to my mother years ago from a daughter of John's and she wrote on the back,"Wolf homestead, 1879-1899. My dad, John, helped his parents move here before he left Pennsylvania. It was a log house (although it doesn't appear to be one in the photo) in Dauphin County." I also have a letter written by John B. Wolf to my grandfather in 1935. He writes that they are all that is left of the family except J. Franklin Wolf, son of my brother, William Wolf, and he lives in Palmyra, (Lebanon) PA. I believe that this J. Franklin Wolf might have been the husband of Lillian Kline but not proven. John B. Wolf had four children, George born abt 1884 and worked as a managing editior of the Chicago Tribune for a time; Cora M., born about 1887, Raymond born about 1888 and who would die in California in the 1930's and Martha born in 1899. Martha and Cora never married. There my information stops. Death records and obits of my grandfather tell nothing. If anyone has even a clue that might lead me to solving my Wolf family puzzle I would appreciate the help. My mother's maiden name was Wolf so it is a very close line. I also have photos of both of Jacob's parents, but no names!!


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