Biography of Mrs. Louisa De Wolf


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De Wolf, Mrs. Louisa -The late David De Wolf was born in Madison county, N. Y., in February, 1817, and came to this county when a boy. He was educated in the schools of his day and was a blacksmith by trade; he was also custom house officer here for many years. He enlisted in the 94th Infantry, N. Y. Vols., and held the office of quartermaster, being afterwards quartermaster in Kentucky, and was honorably discharged January 15, 1865. He married Louise Wright of the town of Adams, and they had five children: Edward S., Henry D., Mary L., Frederick D. and lone H. Edward S. married Rhoda Dye of Utah, and they had one son, Cleveland; Henry D. married Lizzie Henry of Wyoming, and they have five children: Jennie D., lone H., Henry D., jr., Minnie and Hobart H.; Mary L. married Dr. Edward H. Taft of Sackets Harbor; Frederick D. married Anna McGlauchlin, and they have one daughter, Mary L.; lone H. married Joshua Wentworth of the State of Maine, and they have two daughters, Helen W. and Dorris F. David De Wolf died in 1884, mourned by a bereaved wife and family. Mrs. De Wolf's father, Stephen B. Wright, was born in the town of Deerfield, Mass., and came to the town of Adams when a young man, living and dying on the farm he cleared from the wilderness. He married Hannah Kellogg, formerly of Connecticut, and they had five children: Deborah K., Charles B., Harriet A., Louise (as above) and Edwin S. Mr. Wright died in 1875 and his wife in 1873. Mr. De Wolf held the office of supervisor of the town and village trustee.

Our County and it's people
a descriptive work on Jefferson County, New York
Edited by: Edgar C. Emerson
The Boston History Co., Publishers, Syracuse, N. Y. 1898