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George Woolf
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Birth: Jan. 20, 1791
Morris County
New Jersey, USA
Death: May 3, 1888
Harmony
Warren County
New Jersey, USA

-From the Belvidere Apollo April 6, 1888-
Mr. George Woolf, (originally spelled Wolf then Wolfe before becoming Woolf), aged ninety-seven years, the oldest man in Harmony Twp., and probably in the county, is now confined to his bed by sickness. It is not expected that he will recover. He lives not far from Uniontown. His son, John Woolf, aged almost sixty, died the latter part of last week. Harmony Township has some old and very bright men. George Woolf was residing in Stewartsville, NJ at the time of his death. George and Permelia Burd Beers Woolf had the following children:
1. Katy Ann Woolf (b.ca. 1818). She married John Sollars on Feb.27, 1836.
2. William Woolf (b.ca.1820).
3. Charlotte Woolf (b.ca.1822).
4. John Woolf (1825-1888). He married (1) Mary Ellen Snyder and had three childern; Catherine Ann, George B. and Permelia. Mary Ellen Snyder died. He married (2) Rosetta Miller. They had eleven children; Lida, Mary Frances, William W., Harry, James Allen, Nancy, Elijah, Julie Anne-Marie, Alexander A., Nellie and Kathryn.
5. Henry Woolf (1828-1893). He married Sarah Snyder.
6. Nancy Woolf (1830-1897). She married Garner H. Randall on Feb. 14, 1845.
7. Sarah Sally Woolf (1832-1920). She married George Scott Snyder (1830-1918) on August 7, 1852.
8. Elijah Woolf (b.ca.1834). He married Catherine Emily on Jan.1, 1859
9. Sarah Sally Woolf (b.ca.1836)
10. Margaret Woolf (1838-1894). She married Nicholas Stevenson.
11. David Woolf (1842-1921). He married Modlene Kimmenauer. She was born in France. Her mother was born in France.
REVEREND JOHN AUGUSTUS WOLF (1700-1759); (great-grandfather of George Woolf). Rev. John Augustus Wolf, was the first of his line to come to America. He was ordained in Hamburg, Germany at the St. Nicholas Church on May 11, 1734. He came from Loebejuen, Germany, as a Moravian missionary minister to serve the German community in Morris County, New Jersey, known today as Long Valley in 1734. He served at churches in Potterstown, Fox Hill, Rockaway, Pluckemin, Bedminster, Mahwah and Ramapo until 1748. His wife, Christina Margaretta Vogt, was already here, having been born in New Jersey. They married three years after John arrived. According to 225 YEARS: A HISTORY OF ZION EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH, OLDWICK, NEW JERSEY, written by John H. Munnich on August 14, 1939; "Wolf was a character totally unfit for the office of the ministry. It was only a few months until he entered into a series of disputes with the congregations concerning salary, parsonage, and his personal conduct. To settle these disputes, the first Lutheran Synod held on American soil was convened in this parish. The delegates and pastors were as follows: from New York, Rev. Berkenneyer, Charles Beekman, Jacob Bos; from Hackensack, Rev. Knoll, John Van Norden, Abraham Van Buskirk; from Uylekill, Peter Frederick; from Potterstown, Rev. Wolf, Baltes Pickel, Lawrence Roelofson; from Pluckemin, Daniel Shoemaker, Hendrick Smith. The Synod resulted in a peace which was short lived, and Wolf continued to menace the congregation's spiritual welfare until 1745. Henry Melchior Muhlenberg came from Philadelphia in that year in response to our ancestors, appeals, and disposed of the matter with his accustomed dispatch and justice. Wolf left immediately. During Wolf's pastorate, the parish had its own school and schoolmaster, and it built or purchased a parsonage. The forms of worship used by the New York churches for the holy communion, marriage, burial, churching of women, etc., were in use here. Dutch and German were the languages of the services. The congregations were organized according to the Amsterdam Church Constitution. At the beginning of the pastorate, the church was a member of the Amsterdam Synod; in the middle, of the Berkenmeyer Synod (New York); and at the end, they associated themselves with the Philadelphia group who later organized the Ministerium of Pennsylvania, our oldest American Synod. In this period, Pluckemin was the strongest of the congregations. The Potterstown church was the first to recognize Wolf's true character, and they turned from him within a month. At the end of the Wolf pastorate, Muhlenberg began to exercise his great influence through the Potterstown Congregation, resulting in its leadership during the years before the union in 1748. The Whitehouse Congregation after 1741 had a lay preacher to conduct regular services, a John Langerfeld, who had served as an interim pastor in a Philadelphia church. He gave way in 1745 in favor of the temporary pastors whom Muhlenberg kept sending out until Weygand settled here." 
 
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 Parents:
  John Wolfe (1761 - 1823)
  Nancy Cozad Wolfe (1764 - 1851)
 
 Spouse:
  Permelia Burd Beers Woolf (1798 - 1876)
 
 Children:
  Katy Ann Woolf Sollars (1818 - ____)*
  John Woolf (1825 - 1888)*
  Nancy Woolf Randall (1830 - 1897)*
  Sarah Woolf Snyder (1832 - 1920)*
  David Woolf (1842 - 1921)*
 
 Siblings:
  Jacob Wolfe (____ - 1868)*
  George Woolf (1791 - 1888)
  Augustus Wolfe (1793 - 1869)*
  Elizabeth W Wolfe Yauger (1797 - 1881)*
  Mary W Wolfe Slaght Drake (1801 - 1888)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Montana Baptist Cemetery
Harmony
Warren County
New Jersey, USA
 
Created by: Terry T
Record added: Oct 27, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 43584219
George Woolf
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- Jody Nelson Ebner-Clark
 Added: Jun. 12, 2016
4th. great grandfather
- Terry T
 Added: Dec. 31, 2013
Rest In Peace
- Jody Nelson Ebner-Clark
 Added: Jul. 10, 2012
 
 
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