Descendents of Henry George Grabenhorst
Descendents of Dorothea Auguste Elizabeth Grabenhorst Fisher Wolf
Descendents of Jennie Joanna Fisher Wolf

Frederick William Wolf

1-Frederick William Wolf, son of Jacob Wolf and Jennie Joanna Fisher, was born on 14 Apr 1893 in Henry County, Illinois, died on 28 Feb 1966 in Hooppole, Henry, Illinois at age 72 and was buried in Hooppole Cemetery. 

Frederick married Winifred Greenwood, daughter of Henry Tennyson Greenwood and Nevada Montana Fox, on 23 Feb 1916 in Davenport, Scott, Iowa . Winifred was born on 1 May 1900 in Henry County, Illinois, died on 31 Aug 1984 in Hooppole, Henry, Illinois at age 84 and was buried in Hooppole Cemetery. They had two children: Ceola W and Milo F.

2-Ceola W Wolf was born on 23 Nov 1916 in Yorktown, Henry, Illinois, died on 31 Aug 1986 in Geneseo, Henry, Illinois at age 69 and was buried next to her husband Earl in Hooppole Cemetery. His grave has a marker. Hers does not.

Ceola married Earl Carl Firch, son of John August Firch and Therese Auguste Klemmer, on 12 Feb 1938 in Geneseo, Henry, Illinois. Earl was born on 25 Feb 1910 in Osco, Henry, Illinois, died on 5 Mar 1986 in Geneseo, Henry, Illinois at age 76 and was buried in Hooppole Cemetery. They had four children: Lola Mae, Terry M, Mary Ann, and Lonny.

3-Lola Mae Firch was born in 1939 . 

3-Terry M Firch was born in 1941. 

3-Mary Ann Firch was born on 9 Jul 1943 in Geneseo, Henry, Illinois and died on 12 Feb 2007 in Kewanee, Henry, Illinois at age 63. 

3-Lonny Firch was born in 1946. 

2-Milo F Wolf was born on 14 Sep 1918 in Henry County, Illinois, died on 10 Sep 1993 in Geneseo, Henry, Illinois at age 74 and was buried in Hooppole Cemetery. 

Milo married Helen Linaweaver Gold in 1945. According to the Moline Dispatch, Milo and Helen were issued a marriage license on 5 May 1945. They separated on 1 Aug 1946 and Milo was granted a divorce from Helen Linaweaver Wolf on 18 Feb 1948 in Cambridge, Henry, Illinois. The grounds were desertion and she was granted custody of their minor child. Nothing further has been found for Helen or the child.

Milo next married Elsie Eileen Olsen, daughter of Peter William Olsen and Minnie Angeline Moses, on 7 Jan 1961 in Henry County, Illinois. Elsie was born on 5 Oct 1919 in Joy, Mercer, Illinois, died on 25 May 2009 in Geneseo, Henry, Illinois at age 89, and was buried in Oakwood Cemetery.

Documents and Articles


by Audrey Polson

Fred Wolf was born in Yorktown Township, Henry County on April 14, 1893 to Jacob and Jennie Fisher Wolf.  On February 23, 1916 he married Winifred Greenwood in Davenport, Iowa.  Winifred (Winnie) was born May 1, 1900 to Tennie and Nevada Fox Greenwood in Henry County, Illinois.  She died August 31, 1984 in Sterling, Illinois.  Fred and Winifred farmed in the Hooppole area after their marriage.  They were parents of a daughter, Ceola Wolf Firch, and a son, Milo Wolf.  Fred died February 28, 1966 in Kewanee, Illinois.  Both Fred and Winifred are buried at Hooppole cemetery. 

Sources:  The Geneseo Republic, published in Geneseo, Illinois:   page 16, Friday October 6, 1916; Page 8, March 3, 1966; Page 8, September 7, 1984.


Frederick William Wolf
circa 1907


Documents and Articles


Frederick Wolf  

The Geneseo Republic
3 March 1966:

Fred Wolf, 72, of Hooppole died Monday morning, February 28, in Kewanee Public hospital. He was born April 14, 1894 in Hooppole, the son of Jacob and Jennie Wolf.  On February 23, 1916, he married Winifred Greenwood in Davenport.  The couple has lived and farmed in the Hooppole community since their marriage.  Surviving are his wife, daughter, Mrs. Earle Firch of Geneseo, a son, Milo of Geneseo; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; a brother, Albin of Prophetstown and two sisters, Mrs. Michael Houch and Mrs. Joe Polson, both of Hooppole.  Funeral services were Wednesday afternoon, March 2, in the Hooppole Calvary EC church.  Burial was in the Hooppole Cemetery.

Winifred Wolf

The Geneseo Republic
7 September 1984

Winifred Wolf, 84, of Hooppole, died Friday, August 31 at Community General hospital in Sterling.  Funeral services were held Sunday, September 2 at Gardner chapel, Prophetstown.  The Rev. Dirk Pogue of Calvary Evangelical Covenant church of Hooppole officiated and burial was in Hooppole cemetery.  The family has established a memorial.  The former Winifred Greenwood was born May 1, 1900, in Henry county, the daughter of Tennie and Nevada Fox Greenwood.  She was educated in Hooppole and on February 23, 1916, married Fred wolf in Davenport, Iowa.  He died in 1966.  She lived in the Hooppole area all her life and was a member of the Eshelman Talley Legion Auxiliary.  Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Earl Firch of Geneseo; one son, Milo of Hooppole, nine grandchildren and one great-grandchild.  Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by two brothers and two sisters. 


The Geneseo Republic
October 6 1916
Fred Blackert has purchased the Berge farm north of the Irving farm which Edward Fehlman bought some time ago just south of Yorktown corners.  The Fred Waite family will move down from Luverne onto Mr. Fehlmanís place and the Blackert family will go onto that purchased by him and Fred Wolf and wife onto his fatherís place now occupied by Fred Blackert. 

Ceola W Wolf 

Wolf Firch Marriage
The Dispatch
12 Feb 1938
  Earl Firch Obituary
The Dispatch
6 Mar 1986
  Ceola Firch Obituary
The Dispatch
2 Sep 1986

Milo Wolf

Milo Wolf and Helen Gold Marriage License
The Dispatch
25 May 1946
  Milo and Helen Wolf Divorce
The Dispatch
18 Feb 1948
  Wolf - Evans Marriage
The Dispatch
9 Jan 1961
  Milo Wolf Obituary
The Dispatch
11 Sept 1996
  Eileen Wolf Obituary
The Dispatch
28 May 2009



Census Records

1920 census    
  Fred W Wolf age 26 born in Illinois farmer
Winifred Wolf age 19 born in Illinois
Ceola W Wolf age 3 born in Illinois
Marlo F Wolf age 1 born in Illinois
John Albright age 18 hired hand
Yorktown, Henry, Illinois; Roll: T625_371; Page: 7B; Enumeration District: 149
1930 census    
  Fred W Wolf age 37 born in Illinois farmer
Winifred Wolf age 30 born in Illinois
Ceola W Wolf age 13 born in Illinois
Milo F Wolf age 11 born in Illinois
Alba, Henry, Illinois; Page: 1B; Enumeration District: 0001
1940 census    
  Fred Wolfe age 47 born in Illinois farmer
Winifred Wolfe age 39 born in Illinois
Milo Wolfe age 21 born in Illinois farm labor
Alba, Henry, Illinois; Roll: m-t0627-00811; Page: 4A; Enumeration District: 37-1

Military Records

Fred Wolf WWI Registration   Fred Wolf WWII Registration

Vital Records

Illinois Marriage Record
Name: Fred Wolf
Gender: Male
Marital Status: Single
Race: White
Birth Place: Hooppole, Ill
Marriage Date: 23 Feb 1916
Marriage Place: Davenport, Scott, Iowa
Father: Jacob Wolf
Mother: Jennie Fisher
Spouse: Winifred Greenwood
Spouse Father: T.H. Greenwood
Spouse Mother: Nevada Fox
FHL Film Number: 1479410
Reference ID: 2:3PSGSFR
Social Security Death Index
Name: Fred Wolf
SSN: 331-32-1652
Last Residence: 61234 Annawan, Henry, Illinois, USA
BORN: 14 Apr 1892
Died: Feb 1966
State (Year) SSN issued: Illinois (1955-1956)
  Social Security Death Index
Name: Winifred Wolf
SSN: 351-58-8593
Last Residence: 61277 Prophetstown, Whiteside, Illinois, USA
BORN: 1 May 1900
Died: Aug 1984
State (Year) SSN issued: Illinois (1974)


Frederick William and Winifred Greenwood Wolf
Hooppole Cemetery
Hooppole, Henry, Illinois



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