Biography of Willis F. Wolf
Erie County, PA Biographies

Willis F. Wolf, who lives retired at North East, was for many years a leading farmer of Erie County. He was born in Mill Creek Township, July 16, 1857, and is the son of Isaac and Eliza (Meyers) Wolf.

Isaac Wolf, deceased, wits a member of one of the pioneer families of Erie County. He was born in Lancaster County, Pa., April 11, 1827, the son of Cyrus and Mary (Platt) Wolf. They came from their native county of Lancaster to Mill Creek Township in 1838. Isaac Wolf was a prosperous farmer during his life and died Aug. 15, 1904. His wife, a native of Fairview Township, Erie County, was born Oct. 7, 1832, and died March 7, 1909. The children born to Mr. and Mrs. Wolf were: Clara, married F. J. Moore, lives in Philadelphia; Perry A., lives at Ripley, N. Y.; Willis F., the subject of this sketch; Edward, who died in infancy; Frank, who died at the age of 19 years; Nelson, a fruit farmer, lives at State Line; Mary, married John Beatty, deceased, and she lives at North East; Charles, a fruit farmer, lives at Ripley, N. Y.; and Boyd, lives at State Line.

Willis F Wolf was reared and educated in North East Township, his family having removed here when he was three years of age. For many years he specialized in the raising of fruit and owned 67 acres of well improved land on the State Line Road, which he sold in 1912. He has since lived retired in North East.

Mr. Wolf was married to Miss Elsie Cora Wolsey, a native of Elk Creek Township, Erie County, who was born June 27, 1860, and died Feb. 3, 1915. To them three children were born: Ford, born Oct. 10, 1882, a hardware merchant at Ripley, N. Y.; Frank Levi, lives in Girard Township, Erie County; and Mrs. Bessie Grimshaw, who lives in Girard Township. Mr. Wolf was married later to Miss Alice Newton, deceased, lie was married the third time to Mrs. Jennie T. Ross, the widow of William Ross, and she died March 23, 1924. His fourth wife was Miss Lucy Fellows, a native of Albion, and a daughter of Jonathan and Aitha (Bradish) Fellows, both deceased.

Mr. Wolf is a substantial citizen of his community.

History of Erie County, Pennsylvania
By: John Elmer Reed
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