Biography of Henry L. Wolf
Columbiana County, OH Biographies

Henry L. Wolf, who lives retired in East Liverpool, is a veteran of the Civil War and a substantial citizen of Columbiana County. He was born at Allegheny, Pa., March 5, 1848, and is the son of Henry and Mary (Wylan) Wolf.

Henry Wolf and his wife were born in Alsace-Lorraine and came to America at an early date. He was a shoemaker by trade. He enlisted in Company L, 102nd Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry as a corporal. He served four years and three months and was wounded during the battle of the Wilderness. He engaged in all the important battles and skirmishes of the war, his regiment being commanded by Colonel Patterson and after his death at Wilderness by Colonel McElwain. After the close of the war Mr. Wolf lived in Kansas City, Mo., where he died. His wife died in East Liverpool. Mr. and Mrs. Wolf were the parents of the following children: Anna, died in July, 1922, was the wife of Henry Shultz, a Civil War veteran, also deceased; Henry L., the subject of this sketch; Catherine Elizabeth, deceased, was the wife of Joseph Barker, of Pittsburgh; John William, a farmer, lives near East Liverpool; Martin, lives in East Liverpool; Frederick, lives in East Liverpool; Cissy and John, both died in infancy.

Henry L. Wolf spent his boyhood at Allegheny, Pa., and was 15 years old when he enlisted with his father for service during the Civil War. He went as a drummer and saw his father wounded at the battle of the Wilderness. He was a member of Company L, 102nd Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry. Mr. Wolf came to East Liverpool in 1875 and was employed in the local potteries until 1900, at which time he became interested in house raising, which work he followed until his retirement in 1922. He lives at 712 Morton Street.

Mr. Wolf married Miss Louisa Wockley, of Jersey Shore, Pa., and she died Aug. 10, 1908. They were the parents of the following children: (1) Margaret, married Ross Paisley, and she is deceased. They had five children, as follows: Roy D.; Florence, married B. F. Norton, a World War veteran and they have two children, Margaret June and Helen Patricia Norton; Harry F., married I. Smith, and they have three children, Jean Ann, Margaret, and Richard; Mildred, married F. D. Smith, a World War veteran, and they have two children, Dolores and F. D. Smith, Jr.; and Margaret, lives in East Liverpool. (2) John D., deceased; (3) Harry, lives in East Liverpool; (4) George, deceased; (5) Lenora; (6) Ida, deceased; (7) George, deceased.

Politically, Mr. Wolf is a Republican. He had the honor of shaking hands with Abraham Lincoln at Fort Stephenson, near Washington, D. C. Mr. Wolf is a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church and the Grand Army of the Republic. He has always been a reliable citizen and he and his family are highly esteemed in the community in which they live.

History of Columbiana County, Ohio
By: Harold B. Barth
Historical Publishing Company
Topeka-Indianapolis 1926

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