Biography of William De Wolf
Oswego County, NY Biographies





De Wolf, William, was born in German Flats, Herkimer county, December 1, l820, son of John and Eunice (Ludington) De Wolf. John De Wolf was a soldier under the first Napoleon, was with him in the invasion of Russia, and capture of Moscow. He came to America after the downfall of Napoleon and practiced his trade of shoemaker, and reared a family of eight children. Notwithstanding the hardships he endured in Russia he was remarkable for his personal strength, which has not been impaired. William went from German Flats to Frankfort and then came to Parish about forty years ago, where for thirty years he followed farming. He then sold out and kept the Railroad House at the depot ten years, and then retired. He married twice; first, Melissa Place, by whom he had seven children, six now living. His second wife was Clarissa Comstock, who died February 22, 1894. One of his sons, M. T. De Wolf, is mayor of the city of Windom, Cottonwood county, Minn. W. H. De Wolf is in business in Nora Springs, Iowa; J. P. De Wolf is in business at Bingham Lake, Cottonwood county, Minn.; A. L. De Wolf is in business in Parish.

FROM:
Landmarks of Oswego County
New York
Edited by: John C. Churchill, LL.D.
Assisted by: H, Perry Smith and W. Stanley Child
Syracuse, N. Y.
D. Mason & Co., Publishers 1895


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