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Transcribed biography of Josephus Wolf

JOSEPHUS WOLF was the youngest of the seven children of Jacob and Lydia (Dorr) Wolf, and was born in Athens County, Ohio, June 22, 1822. His father and mother were natives respectively of Pennsylvania and New York, and in 1834, settled on Twenty-Mile Prairie, this township. Josephus Wolf was here reared on the farm, and here he has always lived, with the exception of the years 1851 and 1852, which were spent in the mines of California. By industry and good management, Mr. Wolf has become the owner of 4,500 acres - the largest farm in the county, and well improved with a fine residence, erected in 1876, and all other requisite buildings. He has devoted his attention mainly to stock raising and dairying, and now has a heard of about three hundred and fifty cattle, including some extra fine specimens of blooded Holstein and Hereford Stock. September 29, 1852, he married Miss Susan M. Youngs, of Erie County, Ohio, who has borne him eight children, of whom three only are living - Francis M., Elmer and Martin. In politics, he is a Republican, but is no office seeker. He was among the first to settle on the Prairie, and much of its growth and improvement is due to his enterprise.

Source: Goodspeed, Weston A., and Charles Blanchard. 1882. Counties of Porter and Lake, Indiana: Historical and Biographical, Illustrated. Chicago, Illinois: F. A. Battey & Company. 771 p.
Page(s) in Source: 373-374

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Biography transcribed by Steven R. Shook


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