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(John Wolf Portrait)

Jacob Wolf, sr., was born in Virginia, January 28, 1788, whence his parents came from Germany. As a child he learned the German language, and when but eight years old his mother died. His father soon afterward married an English woman, and, from disuse of the language of his parents, he lost the German and acquired the English language. He was married while in Virginia, to Margaret Cornell, in about 1811, and by her had ten children: Jane, John, Joseph, Christine, Isaac, Jacob, Mary, Rebecca, Archibald, and Levi, of whom but four are now living. Levi lives in Hibernia, Truro township. Jane married Miles Hanson, and, after his death, married Mr. Staley. They now live in Jefferson township. Rebecca married Abraham Shull, and lives in Mifflin township.

John Wolf, the second child of Jacob Wolf, was born in Hardy county, Virginia, March 2, 1815. When a little more than fifteen years of age, he accompanied his parents to Ohio, and settled, with them, in Truro township, Franklin county, in 1831. The following year they bought one hundred and ninety acres of land in section twenty-six, where they lived some five years. They then rented a farm in Jefferson township one year, after which a farm was purchased on the north line of Truro township, which land is now owned by the Enlows heirs. Mr. Wolf, sr., died July 14, 1869, in the eighty-second year of his age. His wife died September 2, 1872, aged eighty years.

John Wolf was married February 14, 1837, to Ann Cornell, who was born September 17, 1819. Her parents were William and Permelia Cornell, who were among the pioneer settlers of Truro township. Mr. Cornell died in the spring of 1835; his wife survives him, and remains at their old home.

Mr. and Mrs. Wolf have always resided in the county, and, since 1869, have lived at their home, just west of Reynoldsburg. Their children were three in number; Margaret J., born February 21, 1840, who married Cyrus Eberly, March 18, 1862, and lives in Columbus; Permelia A., born November 15, 1841, who died August 8, 1863; Jacob S., born October 25, 1848, who married Miss C. J. Hickman, December 24, 1872, and lives on the farm adjoining his parents' on the west.

Mr. Wolf owns one hundred and forty-three acres of land in Truro township, besides a small farm in Licking county. They are blessed with two children, now living, and three grandchildren. Their home is a pleasant and well-appointed one, and is situated in a fine location. Portraits of Mr. and Mrs. Wolf appear on the opposite page [Transcriber's note: Only the portrait of John Wolf appears in the book.].

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