Biography of John J. Wolf


Wolf, J. J., & Co. (John J. Wolf and Louis Hirtzel), Buffalo.-John J. Wolf, son of Michael and Mary (Hagen) Wolf, was born in Buffalo, February 27. 1860. He was educated at St. Ann's School and St. Canisius College, became a stationary engineer, and afterwards served apprenticeships at the carpenter's and the tinsmith's trades. Mr. Wolf is a member of the C. M. B. A., secretary of the East Buffalo Business Men's Association, treasurer of the Industrial Savings and Loan Company, and a member of the Single Line Dealers Association of Buffalo. In September, 1886, he married Frances Hirtzel, and they have four children: John J., Frances M., Mary C. and Rosie M. Louis Hirtzel, junior member of the firm, is a son of John and Anna Mary (Kaemmerer) Hirtzel, and was born in Buffalo, September 24, 1863. After completing his education in the public schools he was variously occupied until he entered the employ of the J. C. Jewett Manufacturing Company as a mechanic. He afterwards worked at the carpenter's trade four years and then formed a copartnership with John J. Wolf, which still continues. He is a member of the C. M. B. A., the East Buffalo Business Men's Association, the Single Line Dealers of Buffalo, and the Knights of St. John. In November, 1887, he married Kathrine Schroeder, of Buffalo, and they have had six children: Louis P. (deceased), Louis J., Kathrine E. M., Mary J., George B. and Edwin L. The firm of J. J. Wolf & Co. is well and favorably known to the hardware trade of Buffalo. They occupy a large building at 761-763 Broadway, and carry on an extensive business in hardware, stoves, cutlery, etc. They are progressive, energetic, and enterprising and enjoy the confidence of the community.

Our County and its people
A descriptive work on Erie County, New York
Edited by: Truman C. White
The Boston History Company, Publishes 1898


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