Emil John Wolf

16 January 1888–30 January 1969 (Age 81)
Cincinnati, Hamilton, Ohio, United States

The Life of Emil John

Emil John Wolf was born on 16 January 1888, in Cincinnati, Hamilton, Ohio, United States as the son of John Wolf and Agnes Ackenbaner. He married Mary Behrendt on 20 September 1910, in Grundy, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 4 daughters. He lived in Seattle Election Precinct, King, Washington, United States in 1940. He died on 30 January 1969, in Seattle, King, Washington, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Washington, Washington, Kansas, United States.

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Family Time Line

Emil John Wolf
Mary Behrendt
Marriage: 20 September 1910
Bertha Hanna Wolf
Helen M Wolf
Edwin J Wolf
Mary Wolf
Evelyn R Wolf

Spouse and Children


    Mary Behrendt


20 September 1910
Grundy, Illinois, United States



    Helen M Wolf


    Edwin J Wolf


    Mary Wolf


    Evelyn R Wolf


Parents and Siblings

    John Wolf


    Agnes Ackenbaner




    Regina Wolf


    Jennie Wolf



World Events (8)

1889 · Washington Becomes a State

Age 1

On November 11, 1889, Washington Territory became Washington State the 42nd state to enter the Union. The state was named in honor of George Washington.
1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 2

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.
1910 · The BSA is Made

Age 22

Being modeled after the Boy Scout Association in England, The Boy Scouts of America is a program for young teens to learn traits, life and social skills, and many other things to remind the public about the general act of service and kindness to others.

Name Meaning

1 English, Danish, and German: from a short form of the various Germanic compound names with a first element wolf ‘wolf’, or a byname or nickname with this meaning. The wolf was native throughout the forests of Europe, including Britain, until comparatively recently. In ancient and medieval times it played an important role in Germanic mythology, being regarded as one of the sacred beasts of Woden. This name is widespread throughout northern, central, and eastern Europe, as well as in Britain and German-speaking countries.2 German: habitational name for someone living at a house distinguished by the sign of a wolf, Middle High German wolf.3 Jewish (Ashkenazic): from the Yiddish male personal name Volf meaning ‘wolf’, which is associated with the Hebrew personal name Binyamin ( see Benjamin ). This association stems from Jacob's dying words ‘Benjamin shall ravin as a wolf: in the morning he shall devour the prey, and at night he shall divide the spoil’ (Genesis 49:27).

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Emil J Wolf, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Emil Wolf, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Emil Wolf in household of William E Whiting, "United States Census, 1910"

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