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George W. Wolff, Page 486
GEORGE W. WOLFF was born on the farm where he now lives, April 7, 1848, and is the oldest living child of Hon. Julius and Catherine (Matthes) Wolff, a sketch of whom is given on another page. He was reared a farmer boy, dividing his time between labor in the fields and attendance at the district schools. Subsequently he spent two years at the Sheboygan High School, and a year in Lawrence University, at Appleton. Having completed his education, he returned to the farm, and has since given his time and attention to its cultivation and improvement. Like his father, Mr. Wolff is accounted one of the most successful business men of his township. In many respects he has taken his father's place in both business and political circles. A Republican in politics, he has been honored by election to the County Board of Supervisors, serving as one of its members for eight years. He has also served as Town Clerk, and in other minor official positions. At present he is President of the town of Herman Fire Insurance Company.
Mr. Wolff was married in September, 1880, in Rhine Township, the lady of his choice being Miss Helen, daughter of August and Catherine Bettelhauser. Mrs. Wolff's father was born in Westphalia, and her mother in Hesse-Darmstadt, Germany. The former came to America in 1847, and located in Rhine Township, being among its pioneer settlers. Mr. Bettelhauser died October 21, 1854. His wife still survives, and makes her home with her daughter, Mrs. Wolff. The latter was born in the town of Rhine, April 2, 1850. Mr. and Mrs. Wolff have two children, Sylvia and Waleska.
Socially, Mr. Wolff affiliates with the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, being a member of the Grand Lodge. His farm consists of three hundred acres, well cultivated and improved, being one of the best in the county. Its owner is a thorough-going business man, whose knowledge of his calling has been acquired by practical experience.
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