William Wolf

24 January 1832–4 November 1883 (Age 51)
Williamsport, Lycoming, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of William

William Wolf was born on 24 January 1832, in Williamsport, Lycoming, Pennsylvania, United States. He married Dulcina Osborn on 4 July 1872, in Cairo, Alexander, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He died on 4 November 1883, in Cairo, Alexander, Illinois, United States, at the age of 51, and was buried in Mounds, Pulaski, Illinois, United States.

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William Wolf
1832–1883
Dulcina Osborn
1852–1884
Marriage: 4 July 1872
William Wolf
1873–1883

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
4 July 1872
Cairo, Alexander, Illinois, United States
children

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World Events (8)

1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 4

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.
1839 · From Swamp to Beautiful Place

Age 7

By 1829 Venus, Illinois had grown sufficiently and in 1832 was one of the contenders for the new county seat. However, the honor was awarded to a nearby city, Carthage. In 1834 the name Venus was changed to Commerce because the settlers felt that the new name better suited their plans. But during late 1839, arriving members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints bought the small town of Commerce and in April 1840 it was renamed Nauvoo by Joseph Smith Jr., who led the Latter-Day Saints to Nauvoo to escape persecution in Missouri. The name Nauvoo is derived from the traditional Hebrew language. It is notable that by 1844 Nauvoo's population had swollen to around 12,000 residents, rivaling the size of Chicago at the time. After the Latter-Day Saints left the population settled down toward 2,000 people.
1846

Age 14

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

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)

  • William Wolf, "United States Census, 1880"
  • William Wolf, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1934"
  • William Wolf, "Find A Grave Index"

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