John Wooster DeWolf

29 August 1840–10 April 1914 (Age 73)
Ashtabula, Ohio, United States

The Life of John Wooster

When John Wooster DeWolf was born on 29 August 1840, in Ashtabula, Ohio, United States, his father, Otis William DeWolf, was 40 and his mother, Minerva M Tyler, was 31. He had at least 1 son with Nina DeWolf. He lived in Plainfield Township, Kent, Michigan, United States in 1870 and Conneaut Township, Ashtabula, Ohio, United States in 1900. He died on 10 April 1914, in Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in Oak Hill Cemetery, Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan, United States.

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John Wooster DeWolf
Ermina Durand
John Otis DeWolf
Rudoph Singer DeWolf
Charles W DeWolf
Robert M DeWolf
Clara DeWolf

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    John Otis DeWolf


    Rudoph Singer DeWolf


    Charles W DeWolf



    Clara DeWolf


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World Events (8)


Age 6

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1847 · Moving the State Capital

Age 7

The capital of Michigan was moved from Detroit to Lansing on March 17, 1847. The capital was moved to be further away from Canada, to encourage settlement and boost economy toward the inner regions of the state, and to make to capital more accessible to everyone statewide.
1860 · Ohio supports the Union side of the Civil War

Age 20

Although divided as a state on the subject of slavery, Ohio participated in the Civil War on the Union's side, providing over 300,000 troops. Ohio provided the 3rd largest number of troops by any Union state.

Name Meaning

Dutch: habitational name for someone living at a house distinguished by the sign of a wolf, from Middle Dutch de wulf ‘the wolf’, or from a nickname with the same meaning. See also Wolf .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • John Dewolf in household of Edward De Wolf, "United States Census, 1860"
  • John Dewolf, "United States Census, 1870"
  • John W Dewolf, "United States Census, 1910"

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