Annie Virginia Wenzel

Eighth child - Annie Virginia Wenzel (1866-1937)
Annie Virginia Wenzel

Annie Virginia Wenzel was born on February 23, 1866 in Baltimore County. She married William Henry Wolfe on November 22, 1888 at Whatcoat Parsonage in Baltimore, Maryland. William was born September 26, 1859, the son of John M and Mary Wolfe. Their marriage certificate follows:

I hereby certify, that on this twenty second day of November, one thousand, eight hundred and eighty eight, at Whatcoat Parsonage, William H Wolfe and Annie V Wenzel were by me united in marriage, in accordance with the License issued by the Clerk of the Court of Common Pleas for Baltimore City, in the state of Maryland. Alex. E. Gibson, Minister

William and Annie had 6 daughters. Annie also had stillborn twin boys in 1894.

  • Ethel Sherlock Wolfe was born on October 7, 1890 in Baltimore, Maryland. She married Thomas Roy Bowen on May 3, 1919. He was born February 13, 1890 in Maryland. Ethel and Roy had 3 children, Thomas I. (1921-), Miriam V (1925-), and Dorothy C. (1930-1972). Thomas Roy and Ethel Bowen appeared in the 1920 and 1930 Census:

1920 Census - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - 347 N. 62nd Street
Name                     Relationship        Age          Occupation                                Birthplace
Roy Bowen                                       30           cutter at a mill                            Pennsylvania
Ethel Bowen                wife               29                                                            Pennsylvania
Also shows 2 other families living at the same address. Clearly, the person providing the birthplace incorrectly stated.

1930 Census - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - 644 N. 53rd Street
Name                     Relationship         Age         Occupation                                Birthplace
Thomas R Bowin                               40           chauffeur for department store    Maryland
Elfal                             wife               39                                                           Maryland
Thomas E                     son                 9                                                            Pennsylvania
Virginye                    daughter              4                                                           Pennsylvania
Dorothy                    daughter          3 months                                                    Pennsylvania
Also shows that Thomas was first married at age 29, Ethel first married at age 28.
Both the parents of Thomas and Ethel were born in Maryland.

Thomas Roy Bowen died on February 6, 1975 in Camden, New Jersey at the age of 84. He was living at 8107 Oaklyn Street at the time of his death. Ethel Bowen died on February 20, 1983 in Cinnaminson, New Jersey, at the age of 92.

  • Myrtle Daphine Wolfe was born on July 13, 1898 in Baltimore, Maryland. She married William Howard Curry on September 30, 1925 in Baltimore, Maryland. He was born in Maryland in 1895. Myrtle and William had one son, William H Curry (1928-1998). The family appeared in the 1930 Census:

1930 Census - Baltimore City, Maryland - 519 Kenwood Avenue
Name                   Relationship            Age             Occupation                             Birthplace
William Curry                                      35              mail carrier at post office         Maryland
Myrtle Curry             wife                    32                                                           Maryland
William H Curry        son            1 year, 9 months                                               Maryland
Also shows William first married at age 30. Myrtle first married as age 27.
Parents were born in Maryland. They own their home and it is worth $5000.

William Curry died on February 2, 1932 in Baltimore at the age of 37. Myrtle Curry died on August 6, 1967 in Baltimore, at age 69. Both are buried at Loudon Park Cemetery. Myrtle Curry’s obituary is as follows:

Curry - On August 6, 1967, Myrtle D., of 519 North Kenwood Avenue, beloved wife of the late William H Curry and mother of William H Curry. Interment in Loudon Park Cemetery.

  • May Virginia Wolfe was born on November 28, 1900 in Baltimore, Maryland. She died on August 8, 1907 in Baltimore, Maryland, at age 6. She is thought to have died from eating bad crab meat. She is buried at Loudon Park Cemetery. At her funeral, her 2 year old sister Carrie threw her shoes into the grave. May Wolfe’s obituary is as follows:

Wolfe - Suddenly, on August 8, 1907, Mary V, aged 6 years, daughter of William H and Annie Wolfe. Funeral from her parents' residence 2320 Canton avenue, this (Saturday) afternoon, at 2:30 o'clock. Interment in Loudon Park Cemetery.

  • Ida Elizabeth Wolfe was born on March 21, 1903 in Baltimore, Maryland. On March 7, 1918, She married Frank E Day, son of Alvin Curtis Day and Mary Lodena Cross. He was born August 5, 1888 in Indiana. Ida and Frank had 3 daughters, Neva E. (1919-), Leona O. (1920-), and Virginia L. (1922-). Neva was raised by her grandparents, William and Annie Wolfe.

    Ida and Frank E Day appeared on the census of 1930 in Fairmount, Indiana.

1930 Census - Fairmount, Indiana - 221 Buckeye Street
Name                     Relationship       Age         Occupation                      Birthplace
Frank E Day                                     41           mail carrier                      Indiana
Ida E Day                    wife               27                                                 Maryland
Leona O Day           daughter            10                                                 Maryland
Virginia L Day          daughter             7                                                  Indiana
Also shows Frank E Day’s age at first marriage 29. Ida E Day’s age at first marriage 15.
Frank E Day was a Veteran of the World War. They were renting for $12.50 per month.

Frank Day died on October 20, 1979 in Fairmount, Indiana, at age 91. Ida Day died on March 4, 1982 in Fairmount, Indiana, at age 78. A memory card from Ida’s funeral is below:

In memory of Ida E. Day, born March 21, 1903 Baltimore, Maryland. Entered into rest March 4, 1982. Interment at Park Cemetery Fairmount, Ind.

  • Caroline Brown Wolfe was born on August 15, 1905 in Baltimore, Maryland. She was known as Carrie. Carrie married J. Osbourne Layne on March 11, 1925 in Ellicott City, Maryland. They had one child, Charles H (1926-). Carrie and Osbourne appeared on the census of 1930 as shown below:


1930 Census - Baltimore City, Maryland - 520 Streeper Street
Name                      Relationship      Age            Occupation                              Birthplace
Osbourne Layne                               27             Clerk at Insurance Company    Maryland
Carrie Layne                wife              24                                                             Maryland
Howard                       son                 4                                                             Maryland
Also shows Osbourne first married at age 22. Carrie first married at age 19.
Their parents were born in Maryland. They rent their home for $20 a week. Two families were living at this address.

Osbourne died in November of 1994 in Baltimore, Maryland at age 92. Carrie died on May 12, 1994 in Baltimore, Maryland, at age 88. Carrie is buried at Loudon Park Cemetery.

  • Helen Isabel Wolfe was born on September 20, 1908 in Baltimore, Maryland. She was baptized on February 24, 1909 in Baltimore. Helen married Francis Wilson Collins on November 22, 1933 in Baltimore, Maryland. He was known as Frank. Frank was born on September 21, 1906 in Baltimore, Maryland. He was the son of Charles Edwin Collins and Ella Allard Collins. Frank and Helen had one child, Francis D (1934-). Frank had a stroke in 1962 that led to his death on January 27, 1964 in Baltimore, Maryland at age 57.

Helen lived almost her entire life in Baltimore, Maryland. In 1997 she moved closer to her son in Charlotte, NC due to ill health. She died on February 18, 1998 in Charlotte, North Carolina, at age 89. Both Helen and Frank are buried at Loudon Park Cemetery, Baltimore, MD.

Annie Virginia Wenzel elegant

Annie Wolfe and family appear in the 1900, 1910, 1920, and 1930 Census.

1900 Census - Baltimore City, Maryland - 1602 Lorman Street
Name                      Relationship      Birth month       Age        Occupation                Birthplace
William H Wolfe                              Sep 1859           40           cart builder               Maryland
Annie V Wolfe              wife            Feb 1866           34                                            Maryland
Ethel S Wolfe            daughter         Oct 1890             9                                            Maryland
Myrtle D Wolfe         daughter         July 1898             1                                            Maryland
Also shows William and Annie Wolfe’s parents were born in Germany. They were married 12 years.

1910 Census - Baltimore City, Maryland - 910 Montford Avenue
Name                       Relationship                    Age      Occupation                              Birthplace
William H Wolfe                                               51       carpenter at ship yard              Maryland
Annie V Wolfe              wife                             44                                                      Maryland
Ethel S Wolfe            daughter                          19        seamstress at a shirt factory    Maryland
Myrtle S Wolfe         daughter                          11                                                      Maryland
Ida E Wolfe              daughter                            9                                                      Maryland
Carrie B Wolfe         daughter                            7                                                      Maryland
Helen I Wolfe           daughter                1 year 4 months                                            Maryland
Also shows William and Annie Wolfe’s parents were born in Germany.
They were married for 22 years. Annie Wolfe had 6 children. 5 of the children were living.

1920 Census - Baltimore City, Maryland - 135 Streeper Street
Name                          Relationship                 Age       Occupation                            Birthplace
William H Wolfe                                              59         carpenter at a dry dock         Maryland
Anna Wolfe                      wife                         53                                                      Maryland
Myrtle D Wolfe            daughter                      23         Operator at a shirt factory      Maryland
Carrie B Wolfe             daughter                      14                                                      Maryland
Helen I Wolfe               daughter                      11                                                      Maryland
Frank E Day                son-in-law                    26        Chauffeur at Camp Holabird   Indiana
Ida E Day                     daughter                     16                                                       Maryland
Neva Day                 granddaughter           8 months                                                   Maryland
Also shows William and Annie Wolfe’s parents were born in Germany.
Frank E Day and Ida Day were married. Frank E Day’s parents were born in Indiana.

1930 Census - Baltimore City, Maryland - 2816 Orleans Street
Name                         Relationship               Age       Occupation                                   Birthplace
Annie Wolfe                                                  64                                                            Maryland
Helen Wolfe                daughter                     21        timekeeper at a department store  Maryland
Neva Day                 granddaughter               11                                                            Maryland
Also shows Annie Wolfe was a widow. Her parents were born in Germany.
Neva Day’s father was born in Indiana and her mother born in Maryland. They rent the rowhouse for $25 a week.

William H Wolfe died on November 2, 1928 in Baltimore, Maryland, at age 69. Annie Wolfe died on July 14, 1937 in Baltimore, Maryland, at age 71. Both are buried at Loudon Park Cemetery. The following information is from Annie Wolfe’s death certificate:

Death Certificate - Annie Virginia Wenzel Wolfe
519 N. Kenwood Ave.
female, white, widowed, age 71 years, 4 months, 20 days, born in Baltimore
father - George Wenzel, born in Germany,
mother - don't know born in Germany
buried at Loudon Park Cemetery on July 17, 1937
died July 14, 1937 at 8:15pm of cerebral thrombosis.