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Christopher Columbus Wolfe
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Birth: Nov. 5, 1844
Morris Township
Greene County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Oct. 20, 1920
Washington County
Pennsylvania, USA

Son of Luther and Nancy (Chase) Wolfe Nancy (Chase) Wolfe, husband of Mary S. (Sprowls) Wolfe.


From the Claysville Daily Reporter, date unknown, sometime shortly after 20 October 1920


C. C. Wolfe Was Long Active In Affairs of West Finley Township


Christopher C. Wolfe, a well-known citizen of Claysville, where he had resided for more than a score of years past, died at his home in Elm street Wednesday evening at 9 o'clock, after an illness lasting for more than a year. His wife and the following children survive: Ida, wife of Frank Smith, of Cadiz, 0.; Haley, wife of Charles Tripp, of Nineveh, Greene county; Carrie, wife of Carson Blayney, of West Finley township; Annie and Hazel, at home. A son, Reed Wolfe, died a little more than a year ago. The funeral services will beheld at the Wolfe home on Saturday afternoon at 1: 30 o'clock, and the Interment will be made In the Claysville cemetery.

A son of Luther Wolfe, Christopher C. Wolfe was born on the old Wolfe farm in Morris township, Greene county, now owned by C. H. Andrew, on November 5, 1844. In the spring of the year 1848 Luther Wolfe and family moved to a farm adjoining the village of Nineveh, in the same township.

Three years later, in the year 1851, another move was made, this time to a tract of timber land a short distance northwest of the town of Burnsville, West Finley township.

Prior to moving his family to that point, Luther Wolfe, the father, went in advance and constructed a dwelling of hewed logs, the only kind of dwellings erected at that time. There was no cleared land near and Mr. Wolfe, then in the prime of life, went to work with a will and determination and cleared off ground for growing grain and garden truck, and in later years cleared more land until he had a large tract of productive territory.

When the war with the South broke out, young Christopher, then but 18 years of age, volunteered to go to the front as a soldier, but his presence at home was so badly needed that he was not allowed to carry out his intentions. After attaining his majority, he again volunteered and was accepted in Company K of the of Sixteenth Penna Cavalry regiment.

Serving till the close of the war, Mr. Wolfe and many other comrades were held to preserve law and order in Virginia for a time under command of Captain J. Rayner Day. In August of that year he was discharged at Harrisburg.

On March 21, 1867, Mr. Wolfe and Miss Mary Sprowls, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Alexander Sprowls of West Finley township, were married and began housekeeping on the farm which Mr. Wolfe's father had purchased, where they resided continuously until about the year 1897, when the family removed to Claysville, where the family continues to live.

During the many years in which Mr. Wolfe resided In West Finley township he was foremost in all matters pertaining to the general uplift and betterment of the people. He was always a fearless advocate of right principles, being identified in all movements made to suppress the evils of intemperance, and always, lent a willing hand to the causes of religion and education. When a small boy he became a member of the Windy Gap Cumberland Presbyterian church, retaining his membership there for a considerable time after removing to Claysville, when he transferred to the Presbyterian church at that place.

While living in West Finley township he served in various offices in the church, being a member of the building committee having in charge the erection of the present church edifice; built In the year 1887. He was an active Sunday school worker, having been in charge of the men's class at the church at Claysville for several years past.

While his vocation in life was that of a farmer, Mr. Wolfe managed to give considerable time to leasing oil and gas territory in various sections of both Washington and Greene counties. He also dealt considerably in coal In this county.

In politics Mr. Wolfe was a Republican of the progressive type, choosing, however, to ignore party politics when principle was involved. His influence was ever for temperance in all matters, political or otherwise.
Family links: 
  Luther Wolfe (1810 - 1864)
  Nancy Jane Chase Wolfe (1809 - 1873)
  Mary S. Sprowls Wolfe (1848 - 1935)
  Emma D Wolfe (1868 - 1897)*
  Retta M Stollar (1870 - 1894)*
  Ida Jane Wolfe Smith (1872 - 1931)*
  Mary Mahala Wolfe Tripp (1874 - 1968)*
  Sarah E Wolfe (1877 - 1903)*
  Caroline Bertha Wolfe Blayney (1880 - 1963)*
  Anna M Wolfe (1883 - 1975)*
  Celeste Hazel Wolfe (1885 - 1959)*
  Alexander Reed Wolfe (1888 - 1919)*
  Mary Elizabeth Wolfe McDaid (1837 - 1915)*
  Eliza Jane Wolfe Milligan (1839 - 1866)*
  Christopher Columbus Wolfe (1844 - 1920)
  Luther A Wolfe (1851 - 1855)*
*Calculated relationship
Claysville Cemetery
Washington County
Pennsylvania, USA
Created by: Cherie Atkinson Clark
Record added: Jul 24, 2005
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Christopher Columbus Wolfe
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