Catherine Wolf

12 March 1846–2 January 1916 (Age 69)
Rochester, Monroe, New York, United States

The Life Summary of Catherine

When Catherine Wolf was born on 12 March 1846, in Rochester, Monroe, New York, United States, her father, George Wolf, was 38 and her mother, Anna Sybilla Elter, was 32. She married Jacob Phillip Leckinger on 27 May 1873, in New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 5 daughters. She died on 2 January 1916, in Rochester, Monroe, New York, United States, at the age of 69, and was buried in Rochester, Monroe, New York, United States.

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Family Time Line

Jacob Phillip Leckinger
1845–1897
Catherine Wolf
1846–1916
Marriage: 27 May 1873
Emma Mary Leckinger
1874–1962
Lottie Catherine Leckinger
1875–
Hattie Leckinger
1877–
Anna Maria Leckinger
1878–1944
Henry William Leckinger
1880–1946
Josephine Barbara Leckinger
1886–1952
Urban Charles Leckinger
1888–1970

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    27 May 1873New York, United States
  • Children

    (7)

    +2 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (6)

    +1 More Child

    World Events (8)

    1863
    Age 17
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg
    Age 17
    The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.
    1865
    Age 19
    Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.

    Name Meaning

    German, English, Dutch, and Danish: from a short form of the various ancient Germanic compound names with the first element wolf ‘wolf’, or a byname or nickname with this meaning, or a topographic or habitational name referring to a house distinguished by the sign of a wolf. 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 ancient Germanic mythology, being regarded as one of the sacred beasts of Woden. The surname of German origin is also found in many other parts of Europe, e.g. in France (Alsace and Lorraine), Poland, Hungary, Czechia, Slovakia, Slovenia, and Croatia, often as a German translation of local equivalents. In North America, this surname has absorbed cognates from other languages, e.g. Hungarian Farkas , Czech and Slovak Vlk , Slovenian Volk , Ukrainian and Slovenian Vovk , Slovenian, Croatian, and Serbian Vuk , and also Czech, Slovenian, Croatian, Slovak, and Hungarian Volf . In part, this is a Gottscheerish (i.e. Gottschee German) surname, originating from the Kočevsko region in Lower Carniola, Slovenia (see Kocevar ). Compare De Wolf , Wolfe , Wolff , Woolf , Woulfe , and Wulf .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). Compare Volf .Irish: variant of Woulfe .

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

    Possible Related Names

    Volkov
    Littlewolf
    Wilf
    Woelfel
    Wolfanger
    Farkas
    Lupu
    Volf
    Vuk
    Wolfe

    Sources (18)

    • Cathrina Wolff in household of Anna Sybilla Wolff, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Catherine Wolff in entry for Richard Wendell Straub and Lottie Cathn. Teckinger, "New York, County Marriages, 1847-1848; 1908-1936"
    • Catherine Leckinger, "New York, State Death Index, 1880-1956"

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