The subject of this sketch was born in Harrison county, Indiana, Sept. 8, 1824, and became a resident of Floyd county, same state, in boyhood. His father, John Henry Wolf and his mother, Elizabeth (Bolander) Wolf, have both gone to their reward. Our subject was united in wedlock Aug. 18, 1850, in New Albany, Floyd Co., Ind., to Elizabeth F. Pollard. The issue of this union is six children, their births occurring in the order here given – Mary E., Charles H. dec., Sarah H., dec., Annabell dec., Thomas L. and Augusta W. dec. His wife was a native of Virginia, born May 26, 1827; her father, George Pollard has passed away, as also has her mother, Jane (Oglesby). Comrade Wolf was a pilot of the Ohio and Mississippi rivers at the breaking out of the late Rebellion and was 30 years of age at that time. He was enrolled in the U.S. Navy in 1862 in New Albany, Ind., as a pilot on flag-ship “Autocrat”, Marine Brigade. He was ill during the Siege of Vicksburg with scurvy and was treated for same on board vessel. He was granted a leave of absence of ten days and returned to duty at expiration of time. He took active part in the engagements of the Marine Brigade and was honorably discharged July, 1865, at New Orleans, La. His father, John H. Wolf served in the U.S. army as drummer boy during the War of 1812. Our subject passed away Sept. 4, 1883. His widow has a pension and the family address is New Albany, Ind.
From the book, Presidents, Soldiers, Statesmen Vol. II
H.H. Hardesty, Publisher
N.Y., Toledo, Chicago
Copyright 2004 by Sharon Pike