Biography of Anton Wolfe
Steuben County, NY Biographies





Wolfe, Anton, was born in Germany, January 2, 1854. John J. Wolfe, father of Anton, was born in Germany, and died in Wayland, N. Y., October 14, 1878, aged sixty five years. He emigrated to this country in 1856, and settled at Buffalo, N.Y., where he remained for over two years, when he moved to Savona, N. Y., where he remained for seven years. In 1867 he moved to Wayland, where he was employed by the Erie Railroad, for whom he worked twenty one years. While in Germany he married Mary Ann Dassing, who was born in Germany and died in Wayland, N. Y., March 22, 1883, aged fifty four years. They had these children: Anton. as above, and three who were born in this country: Frank L., who was born May 25, 1857, and resides in Wayland; Mary Christina, who was born October 14, 1860, wife of William Mead, and resides at East Aurora, N. Y. ; and Helen Frances, who was born in 1863, wife of Otta F. Leader, and resides at Wayland. Anton Wolfe was educated in the public schools of Wayland, and attended the German school at Perkinsville one year. He worked at farming in his younger days after which he was engaged as engineer of stationary engines for seven years. He worked at Baltimore, Md., one year, after which he returned to Wayland and run the engine in the Kimmel & Morris mill for seven years. He worked in the sash, door and blind factory of George Deitzel for three years, after which he bought a half interest in the Kimmel & Morris mill, Jacob Shafer owning the other half, which they run under the firm name of Shafer & Wolfe, doing custom sawing, planing and matching, and retail lumber, shingles, lath, paints and oils. He has been village collector two terms. At Wayland, June 27, 1876, he married Caroline Barbrich, who was born in Germany, October 29, 1852, by whom he has six children: John A., who was born in Wayland, March 24, 1877; Helen F., who was born March 22, 1878; Frederick Wilhelm, who was born April 24, 1880; William, who was born July 12, 1881; Joseph Anton, who was born July 29, 1883; and Anna Louise, who was born April 5, 1886.

From:
Landmarks of Steuben County, New York
Edited by: Hon. Harlo Hakes
Assisted by: L. C. Aldrich and others
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1896


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