Biography of Henry Wulff
Cook County, Il Biographies

WULFF, HENRY. - Born in Meldorf, Germany, August 24, 1854. Son of Claus and Catherine Wulff. He came to America with his father in 1863, settling first in Chicago and then removing to Jefferson, now a part of the city. He was educated in the public schools and in Dyrenfurth college of Chicago, and afterward entered into mercantile pursuits, which he has followed with unvarying success. He has at different times been engaged in the wholesale flour and feed business and as agent for Warder, Bushnell & Glessner in the sale of agricultural implements. Before the annexation of Jefferson Mr. Wulff served as village trustee for three terms of two years each, and was twice elected president of the Jefferson board of trustees. He was elected county clerk of Cook county by the republican party in November, i886, and was re-elected in November, 1890. He enjoys the double distinction of being the only county clerk ever re-elected in Cook county and of never having been defeated for any office for which he was nominated. In June, 1892, he was a delegate to the republican national convention at Minneapolis. Mr. Wulff is treasurer of the Jefferson Street Railway Company and president of the Double Eagle Mining Company. He is a member of the Masonic order, the Independent Order of Foresters, Red Men, Knights of Pythias, Orpheus Maennerchor, Plattdeutscher Verein and Fortschritt Turnverein. Mr. Wulff was married in 1875 to Catherine Englehart, and has three children - Nellie, Lillie and Frederick.


FROM:
The Handbook of Chicago Biography
Edited by John J Flinn.
The Standard Guide Company
Chicago 1893

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