Wolf, Jacob 1 2

Birth Name Wolf, Jacob
Gender male
Age at Death about 78 years, 10 months, 14 days


Jacob Wolf was a blacksmith by trade.

He came to America in the early-mid 1840's and married Gertrude Weiss on 1 April 1845 in St. Louis Catholic Church in Buffalo, NY.

They had 4 children: Louisa Gertrude, Louis Philip, Ida, and Julia Anna.

Jacob was buried from St. Louis Catholic Church.


Ship manifest for Florida, arriving in NY city on 30 Sept 1843 gives Jacob's age as 34, which is off a bit from the baptismal date, but he is listed as a blacksmith, he does comes from Schneeberg, his destination is Buffalo (sic)

1869 City Directory lists place of business (grocer, 407 Batavia) and house as same.

When trying to find link between Jacob and Francis M.: Buffalo City Clerk office's death certificate for Jacob does not list his parents' names; marriage record at St. Louis Church did not list parents either. Francis M. Wolf is godparent to Jacob's son, Louis Philip. Jacob is used as reference when Francis M. applies for citizenship. Jacob is a witness to Francis M.'s marriage to Eva Barbara Schmidt. Jacob and Gertrude are godparents to Frank's and Eva's daughter, Mary Magd. Wolf. Jacob sells property to Francis M.

A lead from a book of emigrants shows a Jacob Wulf coming from Schneeberg. In January 2012, research by Eva Fintelmann in Germany shows the parish Schneeberg, diocesan Archive Wuerzburg has entries for Michael Wolff and Christina Link that shows Philip Jacob as brother to Francis Mathias. Success! And brother John J. who went to Wayland, NY is there too.

Will, dated 20 Oct 1884, appoints "my daughters Julia Recktenwalt and Ida Schmering to be Executrix's"
"I, Jacob Wolf, of the City of Buffalo, County of Erie and State of New York, being of sound mind and memory, and considering the uncertainty of this frail and transitory life, do, therefore, make, ordain, publish and declare this to be my lst Will and Testament, that is to say:
First - After all my lawful debts are paid an discharge, I give and bequeath to my wife absolutely the sum of One Thousand Dollars ($1000-)
Second: To my daughter, Louisa Bauer, wife of Joseph Bauer, residing at the City of Rochester, N.Y. I hereby give devise and bequeath the sum of Five Hundred Dollars ($500-)
Third: To my daughter Ida Schmering, wife of Joseph Schmering, residing at the City of Buffalo, N.Y. I hereby give, devise and bequeath the sum of Three Hundred Dollars ($300-)
Fourth: To my son Louis Wolf, of this City, I give devise and bequeath the sum of Three Hundred Dollars ($300-)
Fifth: To my daughter Julia Recktenwalt, wife of John Recktenwalt, of this City, I give, devise and bequeath the sum of One Hundred and fifty Dollars, in full for all claims and demands she may have against my Estate.
In case of residue or any surplus existing after payments of the above bequests, the same shall be divided equally among the parties above named.
Likewise, I make, constitute and appoint my daughters Julia Recktenwalt and Ida Schmering to be Executrix's of this my last Will and Testament, hereby revoking all former Wills by me made giving them full power to sell any and all Real Estate I may die seized of: In Witness Whereof, I have hereunto subscribed my name and affixed my seal, the 30th day of October, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and eighty four. (signed) Jakob Wolf


Event Date Place Description Sources
Birth about 3 January 1806 Schneeberg, Bavaria, Germany    
Death 17 November 1884 Buffalo, Erie Co., New York, United States of America    
Burial   United German and French Cemetery, Cheektowaga, New York, United States of America    
Baptism 3 January 1807      


Relation to main person Name Birth date Death date Relation within this family (if not by birth)
Father Wolf, Michaelbefore 1795
Mother Link, Christinabefore 1795
         Wolf, Jacob about 3 January 1806 17 November 1884


Family of Wolf, Jacob and Weiss, Gertrude

Married Wife Weiss, Gertrude ( * 1814 + 24 March 1897 )
Event Date Place Description Sources
Marriage 1 April 1845 St. Louis Catholic Church, Buffalo, Erie Co., New York, United States of America    
Name Birth Date Death Date
Wolf, Louis Philip20 June 18529 January 1935

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