George Joseph Wolf

21 April 1858–17 October 1921 (Age 63)
Czechia

The Life of George Joseph

George Joseph Wolf was born on 21 April 1858, in Czechia as the son of Joseph Wolff and Margarett Steinsdorfer. He married Barbara Magdalene Medernach on 23 July 1888, in Kane, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He died on 17 October 1921, in Aurora, Kane, Illinois, United States, at the age of 63, and was buried in Aurora, Kane, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

George Joseph Wolf
1858–1921
Barbara Magdalene Medernach
1868–1922
Marriage: 23 July 1888
John Peter Wolf
1887–1968
Mary Clara Wolf
1890–1959
George Matthew Wolf
1895–1918
Christine Barbara Wolf
1906–1994

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
23 July 1888
Kane, Illinois, United States
children

(4)

Parents and Siblings

    Male1827–Male

    Margarett Steinsdorfer

    FemaleFemale

siblings

(1)

World Events (8)

1861 · Simple life to Soldiers

Age 3

Illinois contributed 250,000 soldiers to the Union Army, ranking it fourth in terms of the total men fighting for a single state. Troops mainly fought in the Western side of the Appalachian Mountains, but a few regiments played important roles in the East side. Several thousand Illinoisians died during the war. No major battles were fought in the state, although several towns became sites for important supply depots and navy yards. Not everyone in the state supported the war and there were calls for secession in Southern Illinois several residents. However, the movement for secession soon died after the proposal was blocked.
1863

Age 5

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 17

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

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)

  • George J Wolf, "United States Census, 1920"
  • George J Wolf, "United States Census, 1910"
  • George J Wolf, "United States Census, 1900"

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