Calvin Rolf

Marion, Indiana, United States

The Life of Calvin

When Calvin Rolf was born in 1850, in Marion, Indiana, United States, his father, Hazen Rolff, was 75 and his mother, Sarah or Sally Hopple, was 55. He married Lobitha Wolley on 6 August 1872, in Lucas, Iowa, United States. He lived in Washington Township, Wayne, Iowa, United States for about 10 years and Norton, Kansas, United States in 1875.

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Calvin Rolf
Lobitha Wolley
Marriage: 6 August 1872

Spouse and Children


    Lobitha Wolley


6 August 1872
Lucas, Iowa, United States

Parents and Siblings


    Sarah or Sally Hopple





    David Ellsworth Rollf



    Jonathan Rolf


    Eva Christina Rollf


+2 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 11

Kansas is the 34th state

Age 13

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 31

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

Name Meaning

1 English: from the Middle English personal name Rolf, composed of the Germanic elements hrōd ‘renown’ + wulf ‘wolf’. This name was especially popular among Nordic peoples in the contracted form Hrólfr, and seems to have reached England by two separate channels; partly through its use among pre-Conquest Scandinavian settlers, partly through its popularity among the Normans, who, however, generally used the form Rou(l) ( see Rollo ).2 North German: from a personal name, a contracted form of Rudolf, cognate with 1.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Calvin Roff in household of Hazen Roff, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Calvin Rolf in household of James B Hogue, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Calvin Rollf, "Kansas State Census, 1875"

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