William Wolf, the owner of a large property on which he conducts the business of a saloon, was born at Sheboygan Falls on the 22d of July, 1850. His parents, Louis and Augusta (Kastner) Wolf, were both natives of Germany. The father emigrated to this country in 1842, settling first in Utica, New York, where he remained for about six years. He was a shoemaker by trade and immediately engaged in that business on reaching America. In the year 1848 he removed from Utica to Sheboygan, Wisconsin, and was engaged in his vocation for the following four years. In 1852 he moved to Sheboygan Falls, at which place he opened a shoe store and continued to care for this business until the time of his death, which occurred in 1889.
William Wolf is one of six children. the following still living. Barbara gave her hand in marriage to Charles Mueller, a real estate agent of Port Washington, Wisconsin, by whom she has five children. William, of this review, is the next in order of birth. Teney, living in Milwaukee, is the wife of Luther Eckel, a miller by trade, by whom she has one daughter. Louis, the father of four children, makes his home in Kaukauna and is a miller by trade. Satey is the widow of August Vaun, of Sheboygan Falls.
William Wolf was reared at home and educated in the public schools at Sheboygan Falls, being a graduate of the high school at that place. After completing his school life he was engaged in the tanning business, in which he continued for a period of twenty-six years. In 1892 he erected a large building of his own in which he is engaged in the saloon business.
In 1878 Mr. Wolf was united in marriage to Miss Lucy Halbach, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Halbach, both natives of Germany. To this union four children have been born. Edwin, a graduate of the Sheboygan Falls high school, is now engaged in the practice of dentistry in Mexico. Nonna is the wife of Charles Cody, a practicing dentist of La Crosse, Wisconsin. Meatha, the mother of one child, lives at Sheboygan Falls and is the wife of John Van Owerkirk, a bookkeeper in the employ of the Weisse Tanning Company. Arno is engaged in the drug business in Racine, Wisconsin.
Information gathered and adapted from History of Sheboygan County, Wisconsin, Past and Present
Carl Zillier, Editor
Pubished by The S.J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1912, Chicago, IL