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William P. Wolf

1835 - 1911

Source:  History of Lake Victor Lodge No. 1011, 1909-1959
compiled by Maurice C. Shelby,
on file in the community files of Herman Brown Free Library.
Transcribed by JoAnn Myers, Aug. 2008

Brother William P. Wolf was born in the city of McMinnville, County of Warren, State of Tennessee, on February 7, 1835, and at an early age in life he moved to Burnet County, Texas, and settled near Lake Victor, where he was engaged in farming, and later he owned and operated a blacksmith shop at Lake Victor.

On Tuesday, August 16, 1853, Brother Wolf was united in marriage to Miss Elizabeth Allison.  They had no children of their own, but raised a foster son, Mr. Barney K. Cheek, who is now deceased.

In his early manhood the Civil War broke out, but fortunately, Brother Wolf escaped having to serve in such; however, he did do much Indian fighting in both Burnet and Bell Counties for many years in his early days.

Brother Wolf was initiated as an Entered Apprentice Mason on November 3, 1862.  He was passed to the degree of Fellowcraft on January 3, 1863, and was raised to the sublime degree of a Master Mason on May 2, 1863, in Mt. Horeb Lodge No. 137 A.F. & A.M., located near Mahomet, Texas, in Burnet County.

In the yeaar 1909 when the Lodge at Lake Victor was being organized, Brother Wolf demitted from Mt. Horeb Lodge No. 137 and affiliated as a Charter Member of Lake Victor Lodge No. 1011 A.F. & A.M.  he was chosen by the brethren to be the first Junior Steward of Lake Victor Lodge No. 1011 and he was duy and constitutionally installed as such on January 1, 1910, the date the Lodge at Lake Victor was set to work.

On December 2, 1911, Brother Wolf passed into the great beyond.  He was buried with full Masonic Rites conducted by Lake Victor Lodge No. 1011 with Brother M. P. Hahn officiating with burial in the Bethel Cemetery near Lake Victor.

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