|Birth: ||1764, USA|
|Death: ||Dec. 4, 1831|
Michael Wolf was born about 1760 but his birth place has not been established.
Son of Jacob Wolf and Unknown Wife.
Michael married Mary Magdalena Catharine Hedrick about 1780 in NC. He is first documented in the blacksmith business in Salisbury, NC.
He, his father, and his wife and family moved from NC to KY. It was there, during the War of 1812, he served as Captain of his own company of Caldwell Regiment of Mounted Militia in General Hopkins' campaign against the Indians in the fall of 1812.
He, his father, his wife and all of his children and their families, except Margaret, moved from KY to AR around 1818. He and his wife spoke the native German tongue but would not allow their children to speak anything but English. They are found on the 1830 AR census with his father in their household. He, his wife and his father all died within the year after that census was taken.
Ten of the children can be traced to their death and burials; however, three cannot. So it should be noted that his daughter Margaret married William Settle/s in KY and had three children, John, Michael, and Pryscilla. Nothing else is know of any of this family.
Another member of the family can be traced to death but not burial is the son Martin Wolf, b. 1812, KY, unmarried. In the History of the Wolf Family in Arkansas published by Dr. Casey who was the son of Melinda Wolf Casey, it is stated - "Aunt Liza remembered him, of seeing him at grandfather Jacob Wolf's. Came there before going down the river. Heard him sing some sweet songs, he was a fine singer. Never married, never came back, lost his life. In those days they would go down in flatboats carrying furs and produce and bring to mouth of White river on steamboat and then keelboat them up to Northfork." Warren Wolf's notes of 1936 stated that while returning home to KY to settle family business, he walked all the way. During this trip he cam upon a cabin in the woods and a young woman hailed him. When he reached the cabin door, she in much confusion told him she was expecting a baby any moment, that her husband had gone for a doctor, but she feared the doctor would not reach her in time and would the stranger please stay and help her. This Martin did, and the child was safely delivered before the doctor arrived. As Martin was preparing to resume his journey, the woman called him to her bedside and asked him his name. When he replied, "Martin Wolf", she said simply, "That shall be my boy's name." Martin's death date was taken from publication The Arkansas Gazette Obituaries Index 1819-1879. Record in 1 May 1833 Issue on page 3 column 4. He died on steamboat Caldedonia enroute from New Orleans LA, AR - AR Gazette May 1 1833. It stated he died a week or 2 ago. also in AR ADVANCE dated May 8, 1833. It is just not known if his body was returned and he is buried in the old family cemetery or not. If he is buried in family cemetery his grave site could be one of the 75 marked with field stones but no name known.
Also, it should be known that the daughter Lucinda Wolf could never be traced. She may have been mixed up with her niece Lucinda Wolf, daughter of Major Jacob Wolf. This Lucinda was listed as born 1807 in KY. The niece, Lucinda, was listed as born 1809 in KY. No death nor burilal data known for this Lucinda, daighter of Michael and Mary Madgalena Catharine Hedrick Wolf.
(The top photo is a close-up of the tablet marker on the left in the second picture. On that tablet marker, Michael Wolf is the sixth name on the Territorial Period listing of burials in the Wolf Cemetery. It shows that his grave is unmarked. Photos courtesy of Glenn Luther.)
Jacob Wolf (1740 - 1831)
Mary Magdalena Catharine Hedrick Wolf (1770 - 1831)*
Jacob Wolf (1786 - 1863)*
Mary Ann Wolf Adams (1790 - 1860)*
Nancy Isabelle Wolf Hutcheson (1797 - 1844)*
Pryscilla Catharine Wolf Adams (1800 - 1873)*
Charles Wolf (1804 - 1833)*
John Wolf (1806 - 1863)*
Michael Wolf (1809 - 1847)*
Lorenzo Dow Wolf (1811 - 1857)*
George Wolf (1813 - 1832)*
William Wolf (1814 - 1832)*
Maintained by: Dorothy Boynton
Originally Created by: Max
Record added: Mar 13, 2010
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