Friday, January 26, 2024

Forget Me Not: Joseph Wolf, 1902 PA

I frequently drive through Pennsylvania on my way to visit my daughter and her family in Virginia. I like knowing that my family was in the area many years ago.

Joseph Wolf 


19 Jan 1831 PA – 23 July 1902 PA


Son of Frederick Wolf & Louisa Goetz

Husband of Almeida Flickinger


My 1st cousin, 4x removed


Joseph Wolf, one of Abbottstown’s most influential citizens and business men, died last Wednesday night from dropsy and kidney trouble, aged about 72 years.


The deceased was a son of the late Frederick Wolf, of Abbottstown. He was a tanner by trade and conducted a tannery in his native town up until the time of his death. Mr. Wolf was a life – long Democrat. He was united in marriage about 40 years ago to Miss Almeida E. Flickinger, daughter of John and Catherine Flickinger, of Hanover. The widow, together with three daughters, survives him. The daughters are Mrs. Beulah Atland, Mrs. Katie March and Miss Lillie Wolf, all of Abbottstown. He is also survived by two sisters and two brothers – Mrs. Emma McClure, of York, and Miss Louisa Wolf, of Abbottstown, and Dr. F. O. Wolf, of East Berlin, and George Wolf, of Abbottstown. 


Mr. Wolf was a director of the Berlin Branch Railroad, and at frequent times held offices of honor and trust in the community in which he resided. 


The funeral was held last Sunday afternoon at the house, the services being conducted by Rev. Paul Spangler, of East Berlin, and Rev. R. H. Clare, of Abbottstown. Internment in Abbottstown cemetery. 

Gettysburg Compiler

Gettysburg, PA, 29 July 1902, page 3



1 comment:

  1. I love reading historical obituaries and this, about Josef Wolf is lovely. #geneabloggers


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