GEORGE WOLF, who with his brother Frank is engaged in the cement business in Staunton, Macoupin county, was born in Peoria, Illinois, on the 10th of July, 1865, being the youngest child born of Frank J. and Louisa (Bloss) Wolf. The parents were both natives of Germany, whence the father emigrated to the United States in early manhood. He settled in Pittsburg where he was subsequently married, soon thereafter coming with his bride to Peoria, Illinois, where they spent the remainder of their lives. Their family numbered five, those beside our subject being: Christina, who is deceased; Amelia, who is living in Kansas; Frank, who is in partnership with his brother; and William, of Peoria.
Reared in the city where he was born, George Wolf obtained his education in the public schools. When old enough to begin his career as a wage earner, he entered a barber ship where he learned the trade. He followed his profession in Peoria for twenty years, then withdrawing from it removed to Worden, Illinois, where he became associated with his brother, who for some time had been engaged in the cement business there. Two years later they removed their business to Staunton, where they have ever since been located. They have a large and efficiently equipped plant and manufacture all kinds of cement blocks in addition to which they do contract work.
In 1887, Mr. Wolf was united in marriage to Miss Elizabeth Volkers, and to them have been born seven children: hazel, who is deceased; and Frank, Hilda, Joseph, Marguerite, Erma and Robert, all of whom are at home.
Fraternally Mr. Wolf is a member of the Modern Woodmen of America and the Knights of Pythias, and politically his support is given to the republican party, although his attention has always been too much given to his business to enable him to participate actively in municipal affairs.
Frank Wolf, the third member of the family of Frank J. and Louisa (Bloss) Wolf, is also a native of Peoria, Illinois. After the completion of his education, which was obtained in the public schools, he learned the mason's trade, following this occupation until he engaged in the cement business. For his wife Mr. Wolf chose Miss Lena Heinemeyer and they have become the parents of five children: George, Frank, Leona and Alice, who are at home; and one who died in infancy.
Fraternally Mr. Wolf is affiliated with the Modern Woodmen of America and he votes with the republican party. Both brothers are capable business men, and during the period of their residence in Staunton have built up a good patronage, having created an extensive demand for their products.