Bio of William Wolf
Birth: Apr. 15, 1842
Death: Sep. 22, 1905
William Wolf was the son of George and Catharine Foreman Wolf. He married Mary
C. Platt, daughter of George and Marie Dudenhoefer Platt, on August 24, 1861 in
Harrison County, Indiana.
In the 1850’s William was living north of New Middletown in Webster township of
Harrison County, Indiana. He lost his father George in 1853 and his mother
Catharine in 1858. His grandfather, Henry, died six months later in the same
year. According to the Minor Heirs of Henry Wolf Probate Record, William was
living with Conrad Hartman (Husband of Magdaline Wolf, aunt of William) in 1858.
In 1860 William was living just west of Central Barren in the household of Lewis
Platt as a laborer. There he met Mary C. Platt and married her the next year on
August 24, 1861. By 1870 William and Mary had purchased all of the land once
owned by Mary’s parents. Barbara Wolf, sister of William, married Jacob Haub at
the Wolf’s resident on March 22, 1883.
William was a soldier in Indiana for the Union. He enlisted as a Private on 23
September 1864 and was drafted in Company D, 9th Infantry Regiment Indiana. He
mustered out on 21 June 1865 with a Distinguished Service. The Indiana 9th
Infantry fought in the Battle of Franklin and the Battle of Nashville in
In the fall of 1875, William was kicked by a horse, in his “sexual organs.”
He did not completely recover from this injury.
In June of 1884, William lost an eye when it was hit by a stone.
In the 1890’s William and his family moved to Palmyra. There he own a large
flouring mill along with his son Andrew Wolf and named it Wolf & Son Co. They
operated on Wednesdays and Saturdays. In June of 1905 the Wolf and Son mill was
destroyed by fire. William Wolf died a few months later on September 22, 1905.
According to his obituary in the Corydon Republican newspaper, Oct 5, 1905, “Mr.
Wolfe was kicked by a horse some years ago, injuring him internally, causing
William’s German name was Whilhelm Wolf.
George Wolf (1815 - 1853)
Catharine Foreman Wolf (1821 - 1858)
Mary Catharine Platt Wolf (1842 - 1909)
Andrew Noah Wolf (1862 - 1937)
William H Wolf (1864 - 1879)
Henry Wolf (1866 - 1941)
Molly Wolfe Wenning (1869 - 1943)
George Wolf (1871 - 1871)
Elizabeth Alice Wolf Haub (1872 - 1952)
Katherine M. Wolf Kunzman (1874 - 1946)
Frank George Wolfe (1876 - 1948)
John Jacob Wolfe (1879 - 1968)
Edward Wolfe (1881 - 1954)
Central Barren Cemetery
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