WOLF, Franklin. Farmer, Highspire P. O., was born in York county, Pa., December 29, 1849. He is a son of George W. and Lydia (LeFevre) Wolf, natives of York county, Pa. His father was a farmer and tobacco raiser. He was Republican in politics. He died in 1868, his wife in 1852. They had nine children, two of whom are now living: Annie, wife of Peter Shingle, of Goldsboro, York county and Franklin.
Franklin was reared in York county and educated in the public schools till he was sixteen years old, when he became a worker for wages, hiring out as a farm laborer. In 1865 he came to Dauphin county, and lived with Hon. Isaac Mumma for thirteen years. For the last eighteen years of this period he rented his farm and conducted the business for himself. In 1878 he engaged with Col. John Motter, and has since had charge of his farming interests. He is an active Republican. He has served as school director, treasurer and assessor of Lower Swatara township. He is a member of Prince Edwin Lodge, No. 486, F.&M., of Middletown; of the Order of United American Mechanics, and of Harrisburg Lodge, No. 68, and Encampment No. 10, I.O.O.F., of Harrisburg. He was married, in 1869, to Miss Elizabeth, daughter of Jacob Hoke, of Lower Swatara township. She died December 12, 1883, leaving four children: Harry E., married Elizabeth, daughter of David Smith, and has one child, Walter S.; Emma, wife of David Smith, of Lower Swatara township, and has two children: Annie and Harry; John Motter, and Harvey, J. He was again married, in 1884, to Miss Kate R. Duncan, daughter of David Ober, of Swatara township, by whom he has four children: Clarence, Annie, Ober, and Mary. Mr. Wolf and his family attend the Lutheran church.
Historical Review of Dauphin County
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Date of Transcription: 01 Feb 2001
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