Bio: Wolf, Victor (1881)

Surnames: Wolf, Perkins, McLaughlin, Harrigan, Smith

----Source: History of Northern Wisconsin (Eau Claire County, Wis.) 1881, pages 337-338

VICTOR WOLF, livery, stone, etc., Eau Claire, was born in Oberndorf, Baden Baden, Dec. 28, 1824, and came to United States in 1846. Enlisted in U. S. Army, Feb. 23, 1847, and served until 1856, when he was discharged on a pension, on account of injuries received mounting heavy guns in Fort Ontario; was orderly sergeant eight years. On the breaking out of the late war, he enlisted, July 17, 1861, in 8th Wis. Inf. as private, and was elected first lieutenant; served with distinction in the numerous battles in which the regiment was engaged; was promoted to the captaincy, on the death of Capt. Perkins, May, 1862. Capt. Wolf will always be associated with the famous war eagle, "Old Abe," which he had the honor of naming, and which, after passing through the war, was presented to the State of Wisconsin, September, 1864. Capt. Wolf's company (Co. C) was the color company of the regiment, and the eagle was always with the colors. Capt. Wolf was married in New York City, July, 1848, to Ann McLaughlin. Has had nine children, of whom these survive Lizzie (now Mrs. T. Harrigan), John C, Cecilia, Ada (now Mrs. L. Smith). George T., Maggie, William Joseph, and Lillie. Was Chief of Police, 1872-73-77; patrolman, 1876; Alderman, two years, 1879-80; Town Treasurer of the town of North Eau Claire, two years; member Board of Supervisors, three years; one year, Chairman of Board; three years, Roadmaster; nine years, District Clerk.



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