Bio: Paff, Jacob & Sophie Louise Dell

Transcriber: Janet


Surnames: Dell, Doel, Deugel, Morman, Paff


----Sources: Wausau pilot, 2 Dec 1913, The History of Northern Wisconsin (Marathon County, Wis.) 1881, page 565


 Jacob Paff, Wausau, was born in Prussia, Nov. 5, 1824, and came from Germany to Wisconsin, locating in Wausau, in the Fall of 1849. He was engaged in building houses and mills for seven years, and then dealt in general merchandise, on the corner where Deugel's store is now located. He owns the building where Mr. Deugel and Mr. Mormanare, and is erecting a large double brick building, two stories in height, next to Morman's. Mr. Paff was in the mercantile business about sixteen years, then engaged in insurance and lumbering. In 1879, he discontinued insurance business, but is still interested in lumbering. He was County Treasurer for two years, County Clerk two years, has been Mayor of the city one term, and member of the County Board several times. Mr. Paff was married in Wausau, Jan. 20, 1856, to Sophie Louise Dell, who was born in Prussia. They have five children - Matilda, Charles, Jacob, Albert and Willie. They have lost three children - Libbie, Bertha and Sophie. [Paff AD]  [Piano Sales]  [Refunding Sale]


Jacob Paff's Naturalization Record


Jacob Paff, 5 Nov 1824–6 May 1895 & Sophie Louise Dell/Doel, 1835–1889

Children of Sophie Louise Dell and Jacob Paff:  Elizabeth Paff, 1856–1862; Mathilda L P Paff, 1860–1948; Carl F Paff, 1861–1908; ​​Jacob Philip Paff, 1866–1940; Albert B. Richard Paff, 1869–1893; William Augustus Paff, 1870–1948; Ida Paff, 1871- ?


1860 Federal Census, Wausau, Marathon County, Wisconsin

Jacob Paff Male 35 1825 Prussia White
Sophia Paff Female 25 1835 Prussia White
Libby Paff Female 4 1856 Wisconsin White
Mathilde Paff Female 1 1859 Wisconsin White

Philipp Werheim Male 28 1832 Great Hessen White, Teacher of the sick
Catharina Werheim Female 26 1834 Prussia White
William Werheim Male 5 1855 Wisconsin White
Bertha Werheim Female 3 1857 Wisconsin White
Elisabetha Doell Female 54 1806 Prussia White
Conrad Bernhard Male 23 1837 Cur Hessen White
Charles Wiesner Male 27 1833 Prussia White
Conrad Paff Male 32 1828 Prussia White
Friederika Paff Female 24 1836 Prussia White
Augusta Paff Male 0 1860 Wisconsin White


1870 Federal Census, Wisconsin Marathon Wausau

Jacob Paff Male 45 1825 Prussia White, Dealer in Dry Goods
Sophia Paff Female 34 1836 Prussia White
Matilda Paff Female 11 1859 Wisconsin White
Charles Paff Male 9 1861 Wisconsin White
Jacob Paff Male 5 1865 Wisconsin White
Albert Paff Male 3 1867 Wisconsin White
William Paff Male 0 1870 Wisconsin White
Elizbeth Doell (Dell) Female 60 1810 Prussia White



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