The Wolfe Family

of Bavaria & Baltimore
 

John W WolfeJohn W. Wolfe (1850-1920)
+Elizabeth Burk (1842-1909)

John W Wolfe was born on March 20, 1850 in Maryland.  The following Census record from 1870 is possibly John W Wolfe. The location, the age and the birth state are reasonable.

1870 Census - Baltimore County, Maryland, Monkton, District 10

John Smith, age 48, farmer, born in Germany
Catherine Smith, age 49, keeping house, born in Germany
Annie Smith, age 22, born in Maryland
Louise Smith, age 18, born in Maryland
Mary Smith, age 14, born in Maryland
John Smith, age 11, born in Maryland
William Smith, age 10, born in Maryland
Ellen Smith, age 2, born in Maryland
John Wolf, age 21, laborer, born in Maryland
William Berry, age 40, black, laborer, born in Maryland

Elizabeth Burk WolfeJohn W Wolfe married Elizabeth Burk at St. Johns Lutheran Church in Sweet Air, Maryland in 1875.  Elizabeth Burk was born in Germany on August 17, 1842. The Burk family founded St. Johns Lutheran Church in Sweet Air in 1855.

The John W Wolfe household in Sweet Air, Maryland included John's brother, William Henry Wolfe at the time of the 1880 Census.

1880 Census - Baltimore County, Sweet Air, Maryland

John Wolf, age 30, born in Maryland
Elizabeth Wolf, age 38, born in Germany
Annie Wolf, age 2, born in Maryland
Lydia V Wolf, age 2 months, born in Maryland
William Wolf, age 21, born in Maryland
John Woods, age 31, black, servant, born in Maryland
[Also shows that Johnís, Williamís, and Elizabethís parents were born in Germany.  John and Elizabeth Wolfe appear in the 1900 and 1910 Census in Baltimore County.]

1900 Census - Baltimore County, Maryland, 8th district

John W Wolfe, age 50 farmer, born Mar 1850 in Maryland
Elizabeth Wolfe, wife, age 57, keeps house, born Aug 1843 in Germany
Annie R Wolfe, daughter, age 22, born Sept 1879 in Maryland
Lidia V Wolfe, daughter, age 20, born March 1880 in Maryland
Emma C Wolfe, daughter, age 17, born Oct 1882 in Maryland
John G Wolfe, son, age 15, born Sept 1885 in Maryland
Harry Ervin, boarder, age 45, farm laborer, born June 1855 in Pennsylvania
[Also shows that John and Elizabeth had been married for 25 years.  His and her parents were born in Germany.  Elizabeth immigrated to the U.S. in 1845.]

1910 Census - Baltimore County, Maryland, 10th district

John W Wolfe, age 65, farmer on general farm, born in Maryland
John G Wolfe, son, age 24, farmer on home farm, born in Maryland
Annie R Wolfe, daughter, age 33, born in Maryland
Emma C Wolfe, daughter, age 28, dairy woman, born in Maryland
[Also shows John Wís parents were born in Germany.  Marital status may read widowed.]

Elizabeth Wolfe died on December 18, 1909, at age 67.  John W Wolfe died on February 12, 1920 in Sweet Air, at age 69.  His death notice and a later newspaper notice is listed below:

Wolf - On February 12, 1920, at Maryland General Hospital, John W age sixty-nine years, husband of the late Elizabeth Wolf (nee Burk).  Funeral from his late residence, Sunnybrook, on Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock.  Conveyances will meet 10:14 train from Union Station at Phoenix. Relatives and friends invited. Interment in Sweet Air Lutheran Cemetery.

Children To Get Wolfe Estate - By will of John W Wolfe, of Sunnybrook, probated yesterday in Orphans' Court at Towson, he provides that his personal effects be divided among his children, Miss Anna R Wolfe, Mrs. Emma C Turnpaugh, and John G Wolfe, and after one year all his property will be sold and the proceeds divided among his children and their descendants.  John G Wolfe and Albert Turnpaugh are named executors.

1. Baby Wolfe was born on June 15, 1876 in Sweet Air, Maryland. She died on July 7, 1876 in Sweet Air, Maryland.  The only record of her is a gravestone in St. Johns Lutheran Church in Sweet Air, Maryland.

2. Annie R Wolfe was born in September 15, 1877 in Sweet Air, Maryland.  She died unmarried at age 61, on November 22, 1938.  She worked as a practical nurse and lived in the household of her brother, John G Wolfe in 1930.

3. Lydia Wolfe was born on March 24, 1880 in Sweet Air, Maryland.  She died on April 21, 1908 in Sweet Air, Maryland, at age 28.  She appeared in the 1880 and 1900 Census records of her parents.  A gravestone at St. Johns Lutheran Church gives her birth and death dates.

4. Emma C Wolfe was born in October, 1882 in Sweet Air, Maryland.  Emma married Albert Turnbaugh before 1920.  Albert was born September 12, 1890 in Maryland.  Emma and Albert had 3 children, Albert W (1915-2000), John L (1916-2002?), and Doris R (1924-).

1920 Census - Baltimore County, Maryland, 8th district, Western Run Turnpike

Albert Turnbaugh. age 29,  Blacksmith at own shop, born in Maryland
Emma Turnbaugh, wife, age 36, born in Maryland
Albert Turnbaugh Jr., son, age 5, born in Maryland
John Turnbaugh, son, age 3 11/12, born in Maryland
[Also shows that Emmaís mother was born in Germany.]

1930 Census - Baltimore County, Maryland, 9th district, York Road

Albert Turnbull, age 40, Blacksmith at own shop, born in Maryland
Emma C Turnbull, wife, age 42, born in Maryland
Albert W Turnbull, son, age 15, born in Maryland
John L Turnbull, son, age 13, born in Maryland
Doris R Turnbull, daughter, age 6, born in Maryland
[Also show Albert was first married at age 21 for Albert and Emma at age 23.]

Albert Turnbaugh Sr. died in June of 1977 in Lutherville, Maryland.

5. John G Wolfe was born in September, 1885 in Baltimore County.  He married Clara Ray at the end the year in 1910.  She was known as Ray.  Ray was born in 1888.  Her last name is not presently known.  John and Ray had two children, John Ross (1912-) and Alvin B (1919-1969).

1920 Census - Baltimore County, Maryland, 10th district, Garrettville Turnpike

John G Wolfe, age 34, farmer on a farm, born in Maryland
Ray C Wolfe, wife, age 31, born in Maryland
John R Wolfe, son, age 8, born in Maryland
Alvin B Wolfe, son, age 5 months, born in Maryland
John W Wolfe, father, age 69, widowed, born in Maryland
[Also shows mother of John G and both parents of John W born in Germany.]

1930 Census - Baltimore County, Maryland, 10th district, Garrettville Road

John G Wolfe age 44, farmer on a general farm, born in Maryland
Ray C Wolfe, wife, age 41, born in Maryland
Ross J Wolfe, son, age 18, general electrician, born in Maryland
Alvin B Wolfe, son, age 10, born in Maryland
Anna R Wolfe, sister, age 52, practical nurse, born in Maryland
[Also shows John G was first married at age 25, Ray C was first married at age 21. John Gís mother was born in Germany. Rayís father was born in Ohio.]

John G Wolfe died at age 80 in 1965.  Clara Ray Wolfe died in 1977, at age 89.  Both are buried at St. Johns Lutheran Church in Sweet Air, Maryland.

 

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