Henry William Wolfanger

3 December 1872–26 August 1960 (Age 87)
Cohocton, Cohocton, Steuben, New York, United States

The Life Summary of Henry William

When Henry William Wolfanger was born on 3 December 1872, in Cohocton, Cohocton, Steuben, New York, United States, his father, Jacob Wolfanger, was 36 and his mother, Catharina Carolina Mehlenbacher, was 31. He married Nellie F. Clark on 15 April 1897, in Marion, Wayne, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Springwater, Springwater, Livingston, New York, United States for about 5 years and Cohocton, Steuben, New York, United States in 1940. He died on 26 August 1960, in Hornell, Steuben, New York, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in Clearview Cemetery, North Cohocton, Cohocton, Steuben, New York, United States.

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Henry William Wolfanger
Nellie F. Clark
Marriage: 15 April 1897
Clair Henry Wolfanger

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    15 April 1897Marion, Wayne, New York, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii
    Age 3
    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.
    1875 · A New Civil Rights Act
    Age 3
    During the response to civil rights violations to African Americans, the bill was passed giving African Americans equal treatment in public accommodations, public transportation, and to prohibit exclusion from jury duty. While many in the public opposed this law, the African Americans greatly favored it.
    1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson
    Age 24
    A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

    Name Meaning

    German: variant of Wolffanger ‘wolf catcher’, an occupational name for a trapper who caught wolves ( see Wolf , Fanger ).

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

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    Sources (12)

    • Henry Wolfanger, "United States Census, 1920"
    • Henry Wolfanger, "United States Census, 1940"
    • Henry W Wolfanger, "United States Census, 1930"

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