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The WOLF Family


This column is part of a feature series which focuses on a different Centre County family each week. Five new columns will be released each month unless some technical difficulty enters the picture.

This column's focus is on WOLF. An effort has been made to identify all persons carrying that name in the 1890 U.S. Census, using the Centre County business directory which was formed from a preliminary review of that census before the larger set of 1890 U.S. Census records was destroyed by fire. (Sadly, the postal directory does not typically provide the ages of females, but it's the best record we've got).

Two books in the Pennsylvania Room of the Centre County Library in Bellefonte deal at some length with this family. They are Raymond Alvin Wolff's The Wolf, Wolfe, Wolff Families of Pennsylvania (Baltimore, Md., 1971) and John Fassold's Genealogy of Valentine Fasold and His Descendants: and the Allied Family Records of Wolf, Dornsife, Kriegbaum, Haupt, Dachenbach, Zimmerman, Krieger, et. al. (Harrisburg, Pa.: Printing House of the United Evangelical Church, 1915).

There are 62 different first-name entries for Wolf in John Blair Linn's History of Centre and Clinton County (1883). In addition, there are many references to the Wolf name in Beers' Commemorative Biographical Record of Central Pennsylvania (1898) with the following person (with an identifiable Centre County connection) having a separate profile: JOHN Wolf (b. 1824, s/o Peter and Sally Ream).

And, now, your ancestors' WOLF neighbors in 1890:

NOTE: All are spelled Wolf, unless otherwise designated.

In BELLEFONTE BOROUGH:

Joseph, 70, laborer--43 Pine
	Sarah
	Mary
	Sarah
William, 43, bricklayer--274 East High
	Elmira
	Charles 10
	Mary A.
	Joseph H. 4

In CENTRE HALL BOROUGH:

Jacob W., 32, merchant
	Elizabeth
	Emma A.
	William M. 3
Simon D. P. Wolfe, 16
William Wolfe, 66, merchant
	Anna M.

In COLLEGE TOWNSHIP:

Eliza--State College
Silas, 35--State College
	Mary C.

In GREGG TOWNSHIP:

Daniel M., 53, professor Spring Mills academy--Spring Mills Elmer F., 28, laborer--Spring Mills
	Ida F.
	Edward C. 7
	Elsie E.
	Beulah H.
	Baby
John M., 37, laborer--Spring Mills
	Harriet E.
	Jennie
	Mary E.
	William J. 10
	John A. 8
	Maud
	Sarah A.
	Carrie
Rosa--Spring Mills
Samuel, 66--Spring Mills
	Sarah

In HAINES TOWNSHIP:

Charles, 41--Aaronsburg
	Emma M.
Daniel, 68, retired--Aaronsburg
	Freda
George, 37, farmer--Fiedler
	Sarah E.
	Thomas G. 13
	Claude H. 15
	Sumner J. 11
	Annie M.
George, 65, retired--Fiedler
	Mary
Robert M., 40, merchant--Woodward
	Susan R.
	Mertie E.
	Mary F.
	Lenella
Rosa J.--Fiedler
	George W. 1

In HALF-MOON TOWNSHIP:

Lula B. Wolfe--Stormstown

In MILES TOWNSHIP:

Adam B. Wolfe, 23, laborer--Rebersburg Catharine Wolfe--Wolfs Store
Edwin C. Wolfe, 18, laborer--Rebersburg Emma C. Wolfe--Rebersburg
	Ida M.
George N. Wolfe, 29--Madisonburg
Henry W. Wolfe, 58, carpenter--Wolfs Store
	Amanda E.
	Elmira
	William 11
Israel Wolfe, 59, laborer--Rebersburg
	Sophia
	Anna B.
	Sallie T.
	Annie M.
	Mertie M.
Ivy R. Wolfe--Rebersburg
Jasper R. Wolfe, 60, retired--Wolfs Store
	Elizabeth
	Edwin F. 9
John W. Wolfe, 40, farmer--Rebersburg
	Sarah
	Winifred
Mary F. Wolfe--Wolfs Store
Oliver H. Wolfe, 44, carpenter--Wolfs Store
	Anna G.
Polly Wolfe--Rebersburg
Rebecca Wolfe--Rebersburg
Rufus E. Wolfe, 19--Rebersburg
Sallie Wolfe--Rebersburg
Thomas F. Wolfe, 21, laborer--Madisonburg 

In PENN TOWNSHIP:

Mary E. Wolfe--Millheim
Oscar J., 28--Coburn
	Harriet E.
	Clayton J. 5
	William F. 4
	Dora B.
	John O. 1
	George W. 2 mos.

In PHILIPSBURG BOROUGH:

John C. Wolfe, 50, merchant--9th St.
	Charles A. 20
	John W. 18
	Bessie

In POTTER TOWNSHIP:

John Wolfe, 66, farmer--Potters Mills
	Jane E.
	Mary

In SPRING TOWNSHIP:

Edward, 13--Bellefonte
Elsie L.--Pleasant Gap

In WALKER TOWNSHIP:

James A. Wolfe, 10--Hublersburg