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


Margaret (Maggie) Wolf
 

1-Margaret (Maggie) Wolf, daughter of Barnhardt Wolf and Dorothea (Dorothea Auguste Elizabeth) Grabenhorst, was born on 14 Nov 1877 in Bureau County, Illinois, died on 30 Jun 1958 in Sacramento, Sacramento, California at age 80 and was buried in East Lawn Memorial Park. 

Margaret married Calvin Franklin Wolever, son of Robert William Wolever and Roena Foster, on 5 Sep 1898 in Henry County, Illinois. Calvin was born on 16 Jun 1875 in Atkinson, Henry, Illinois, died on 9 Mar 1965 in Fillmore County, Minnesota at age 89 and was buried in Greenwood Cemetery. They had one son: Robert Wolf.

Calvin and Margaret were divorced early in the 1920's.

Margaret next married Christian S Mathesen on 1 Oct 1929 in Chicago, Cook, Illinois. Christian was born in Norway around 1875 and was either a widower or divorced.  Little else is known about Christian at this point and in the 1940 census Margaret is going by Margaret Wolever again and working as a maid in Elmhurst, Illinois so perhaps they were divorced as well.

After the divorce, Calvin married Jessie L Reed Miller, daughter of Lewmon and Margaret Reed, in Mantorville, Dodge, Minnesota on 13 May 1922.. Jessie was born on 17 July 1886 in Merton, Steele, Minnesota, died on 15 Aug 1955 in Austin, Mower, Minnesota and was buried in Greenwood Cemetery. Jessie was previously married to Joseph Charles Miller. They were divorced. Joseph was born in Oct 1856 in Austria, died on 16 Sep 1947 in Dodge County, Minnesota at age 90 and was buried in Riverside Cemetery. Jessie and Joseph had six children: Grace, Ralph, Glenn, Joseph, Clifford, and Jessie.

2-Robert Wolf Wolever, was born on 1 Nov 1900 in Cornwall, Henry, Illinois, died on 5 Jan 1987 in Sacramento, Sacramento, California at age 85 and was buried in The Old Auburn Cemetery in Auburn, Placer, California.

Robert married Isabel Julia Weir, daughter of Michael Weir and Cora Maude Brayton, on 8 Apr 1921 in Whittemore, Kossuth, Iowa. Isabel was born on 8 Aug 1903 in Whittemore, Kossuth, Iowa, died on 1 Jul 1982 in Sloan, Woodbury, Iowa at age 78 and was buried in Fairview-Albaton Cemetery.  They had one son: Francis C. They were divorced.

Robert next married Martha Scheuneman, daughter of Carl Scheunman and Hermina Kadatz, on 24 May 1924 in Waseca County, Minnesota.  Martha was born on 30 Apr 1897 in Germany and died on 28 Dec 1969 in Sacramento, Sacramento, California at age 72. They had no children.

Robert next married Blossom Winona Meltz, daughter of Edward Louis Meltz and Anna Clara Manthe, on 20 Jul 1972 in Reno, Washoe, Nevada. Blossom was born on 11 Aug 1918 in Minnesota, died on 19 Dec 1996 in Placer County, California at age 78 and was buried in The Old Auburn Cemetery in Auburn, Placer, California. They had no children.

         


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Biography

Margaret Wolf, or Maggie as she was called by family and friends, was born 14 November 1877 on her parent's farm in Yorktown Township in Henry County, Illinois. The closest town was Hooppole. Margaret's mother, Dorothea Grabenhorst Fisher Wolf, and her father, Barnhardt Wolf, had both been previously married and she was their youngest and last child. Her mother and her first husband, Jacob Fischer, had six children: Henry was born in 1856, Caroline Dorothea was born in 1858, Jennie Johanna was born in 1860, Frederick Jacob was born in 1863, Ferdinand Maximillian (Max) was born in 1865 and Loretta was born in 1868. In 1868 Jacob died and left Dorothea a widow. In 1871, Dorothea married Margaret's father, Barnhardt Wolf, a widower with seven children, three daughters of whom were still loving at home, and moved with him from Iowa to his farm in Yorktown Township. Dorothea was Barnhardt's third wife. His first wife, Mary Ann Luther, died in 1864 at age 32. They were married in 1849 and had  six children: Louisa born in 1848, Caroline born in 1850, John born in 1851, William born in 1855, Elizabeth, born in 1859 and Mary Matilda (Tillie) born in 1862. In 1867 he married his second wife, Celia Balcom Heitz who also died. They had one daughter, Linda, born in 1867.  Dorothea and Barnhardt had three children together: Benjamin born in 1872, Lovina born in 1874, and Margaret (Maggie) born in 1877. In all Margaret had fifteen full and half siblings.

On 5 Sep 1898 in Hooppole,  Margaret married Calvin Franklin Wolever, son of Robert William Wolever and Roena Foster. Calvin's family farm was in the adjacent township of Atkinson. Calvin and Margaret lived and farmed in Atkinson for over twenty years. Their only child, Robert Wolf Wolever, was born during this time in 1900.Margaret and Calvin divorced sometime in the early 1920's. After the divorce, Calvin moved to Minnesota and married a widow Jessie Miller. He lived in the Austin, Minnesota area for many years and died there in 1965.

Margaret moved to Chicago and married Christian S Mathesen in 1929 when she was 51 and he was 53. Christian was born in Norway around 1875 and immigrated to America in 1881. In the 1930 census he and Margaret are living and farming in Prophetstown. Christian list his age at first marriage as 23 so he was either a widower or divorced before he married Margaret. Little else is known about Christian at this point and in the 1940 census Margaret is going by Margaret Wolever again and working as a maid in Elmhurst, Illinois while Christian is living alone and working as a laborer. Both list their status as single so they it appears they were divorced as well.

Margaret eventually moved to Sacramento, California to live near their her Robert. In the 1953 Sacramento City Directory she lists herself as the widow of Calvin working as a nurse.  Margaret died on 30 Jun 1958 in Sacramento at age 80 and was buried in East Lawn Memorial Park. 

Calvin died in in Fillmore County, Minnesota on 9 Mar 1965 at age 89 and was buried in Greenwood Cemetery along with his wife Jesse.


Photographs

Margaret (Maggie) Wolf
1878


Documents and Articles

Book Excerpt

CALVIN FRANKLIN WOLEVER.

History of Henry County
Volume 2 Part 2
By Henry L. Kiner

The farmers of Henry county are as a class far beyond the average Illinois agriculturist. Owning magnificent land that yields large annual incomes, they are able to adopt scientific methods in their work and buy the latest improved machinery. Therefore their farms are models and their standing is unexcelled in the state. One thus representative of so much that is good in farm life is Calvin Franklin Wolever, of Atkinson township, who was born in Cornwall township, this county, June 16, 1874, a son of Robert William and Roena (Foster) Wolever, a full sketch of whom appears above.

The education of Mr. Wolever was secured in the common schools of Cornwall township, and he has always been connected with agricultural pursuits. He first purchased land in Rock Island county, where he farmed far two years, then sold and purchased a second farm in this county. Later he came to the village of Atkinson and, after resting for a year, bought land in Geneseo township. Spending four years upon it and improving it considerably, Mr. Wolever again re-moved to Atkinson township, which is now his home. He owns two hundred acres of fine land on section t, where he is carrying on general farming and feeding stock extensively.

On September 8, 1898 , he married Margaret Wolf, who was born in Bureau county, Illinois , November 14, 1879 , a daughter of Barnhardt and Dorothy (Cravenhurst) Wolf. The mother, a native of Germany , came to this country and is now living in Yorktown township, this county. The father who was also a German, died in 1893. He and his wife had three children, namely: Lavina, the wife of Edwin Seyler, of Hooppole, Illinois; Margaret, the wife of our suject; and Benjamin, the only son and eldest child, who takes care of the mother, they living together. Mr. Wolf had been married before and had other children. Mr. and Mrs. Wolever have one son, Robert Wolf, born November 1, 1900, in Cornwall township. He attends Frog Pond school in Atkinson township and is a very bright little fellow.

Mr. Wolever has worked since he was eight or nine years of age and since his marriage has been ably assisted by his wife. For some years he dealt in farm lands, buying, improving and then selling. Mr. and Mrs. Wolever have a beautiful automobile and enjoy the comforts their income warrants. They are constantly improving their home and when through will have one of the finest in Henry county's farming districts. Mr. Wolever is a broadminded, liberal man, universally liked and a power in his community.

Articles

Margaret Wolever and Christian Mathesen Marriage Article
Sterling Daily Gazette (Sterling, Illinois) 05 Oct 1929

Calvin Wolever Funeral Notice


Records

Census Records

1900 census    
  Calvin F Wolever age 24 born June 1875 in Illinois farmer
Margaret W Wolf age 23 born Sept 1877 in Illinois
servant John Hartman age 23 born in Illinois
Cornwall, Henry, Illinois; Roll: T623 306; Page: 3A; Enumeration District: 24.
     
1910 census    
  Calvin Wolever age 34 married 12 years born in Illinois
Margaret age 30 born in Illinois married 12 years 1 child born/living
Robert W age 9 born in Illinois
Atkinson, Henry, Illinois Series: T624 Roll: 291 Part: 2 Page: 48A

 

     
1920 census    
  Calvin Wollver age 44 born in Illinois
Margaret age 40 born in Illinois
Robert age 19 born In Illinois
Whittemore, Kossuth, Iowa Roll: T625_498 Page: 2B ED: 187 Image: 0536

 

     
1930 census (Margaret)    
  Christian Mathison age 55 born in Norway immigrated 1881 farmer (age at first marriage 28)
Margaret Mathison age 53 born in Illinois (age at first marriage 21)
Prophetstown, Whiteside, Illinois; Roll: 566; Page: 5A; Enumeration District: 0031; FHL microfilm: 2340301
 
     
1930 census (Calvin)    
  Calvin Wolever age 64 born in Illinois carpenter
Jessie Wolever age 73 born in Minnesota
Butternut Valley, Blue Earth, Minnesota; Roll: 1080; Page: 1A; Enumeration District: 0003; FHL microfilm: 2340815

 

     
1940 census (Margaret)    
  Margaret Wolever age 62 born in Illinois
working as a maid in the household of Abraham and Adelaide Van Gackhom
Elmhurst, DuPage, Illinois; Roll: m-t0627-00796; Page: 1A; Enumeration District: 22-2
 
     
1940 census (Calvin)    
  Jessie Wolever age 73 born in Minnesota owns home
Calvin Wolever age 64 born in Illinois carpenter
Brownsdale, Mower, Minnesota; Roll: m-t0627-01940; Page: 1A; Enumeration District: 50-13

 

     

City Directory and Voter Registration Records

Margaret Wolever

1953 Sacramento, California City Directory
Margaret Wolever, 728 Redwood Ave NS, widow of Calvin Wolever, Nurse

Calvin Wolever

1931 Mankato, Minnesota City Directory
Calvin Wolever, 5 Butternut Valley, age 38, $1725

1941 Austin Minnesota City Directory
Calvin F Wolever, wife Jessie

1943 Austin Minnesota City Directory
Calvin F Wolever, wife Jessie

1945 Austin Minnesota City Directory
Calvin F Wolever, wife Jessie, carpenter

1947 Austin Minnesota City Directory
Calvin F Wolever, wife Jessie, clerk Wm Wanous

Vital Records

Marriage Records

Calvin Franklin Wolever and Maggie Wolf
Illinois Marriage Records 1851-1900
Name: WOLEVER, CALVIN F.
Spouse: WOLF, MAGGIE
Marriage Date: 15 Sep 1898
County: Henry State: IL

Calvin Franklin Wolever and Jessie Reed Miller
Minnesota Marriage Index
Name: Calvin F Wolever
Gender: Male
Marriage Date: 30 May 1922
Marriage Place: Mantorville, Dodge, Minnesota
Spouse's Name: Jessie L Miller
Spouse Gender: Female

Margaret Wolever and Christian S Mathesen
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Church Marriage Record

  Name: Margaret Wolever
Gender: Female
Event Type: Marriage
Marriage Date: Oct 1929
Marriage Place: Chicago, Illinois, USA
Spouse: Christian S Mathesen
Church Name: Atonement
Church Location: Chicago, Illinois.

Death Records

Margaret Wolf Wolever
California Death Index
Name: Margaret Wolever [Margaret Wolf]
Gender: Female
Birth Date: 14 Nov 1877
Birth Place: Illinois
Death Date: 30 Jun 1958
Death Place: Sacramento
Mother's Maiden Name: Rabenhars
Father's Surname: Wolf

Calvin Franklin Wolever
Minnesota Death Index
Name: Calvin Franklin Wolever
Birth Date: 16 Jun 1875
Death Date: 9 Mar 1965
Death County: Fillmore
State File Number: 005695
Certificate Number: 005695
Certificate Year: 1965
Record Number: 1596993
 


Gravestones

   

Margaret (Maggie) Wolever
East Lawn Memorial Park
Sacramento, Sacramento, California

Calvin Franklin Wolever and Jessie Reed Wolever
Greenwood Cemetery
Brownsdale, Mower, Minnesota

   
       

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