Biography of William H. H. Wolf
Tipton County, IN Biographies





WILLIAM H. H. WOLF was born in Clark County, Ohio, June 21, 1840, and is the son of Conrad and Hannah (Williams) Wolf, both natives of Ohio, and of German and Irish descent. His paternal great grandfather was a Hessian soldier, who was bought by the English, and at the battle at Trenton, N. J., was taken prisoner. After this he joined the colonial forces. In 1848, Conrad Wolf located on a farm in Champaign County, Ohio, where our subject worked until he was fourteen years old. They then came to Grant County, Ind., and located near Marion in the forest. Our subject enlisted, August 10, 1863, in Company K, One Hundred and Eighteenth Regiment Indiana Volunteer Infantry, in the six months' service, participating in the battle at Rayburn and Blue Springs. He subsequently enlisted in Company G, Twenty fifth Regiment Indiana Volunteer Infantry, and was in the Georgia campaign, in the siege of Savannah, and in the battle of Bentonville. At the close of the war, he engage in farming and the saddlery business at various points, and subsequently, about 1870, he purchased his present home of seventy acres, erected a hewed log house, and has since redeemed fifty acres of heavy timber land and has it well improved. Mr. Wolf was married, December 12, 1861, to Miss Kezia Cain, of Randolph County, Ind. She was born June 15, 1840, and is the daughter of Ambrose and Esther (Smith) Cain. Five children have blessed this union - Conrad, a teacher; Ebenezer, a farmer; John William, Elva Esther and Hannah J. Mr. Wolf and wife are members of the Christian Church. He is a stanch supporter of Republican principles, and has held some of the minor offices of the township.

From:
Counties of Howard and Tipton, Indiana
Historical and Biographical
Charles Blanchard, Editor
F. A. Bettey & Co.
Chicago 1883.


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