Bio: Charles W. Wolf (1881  - ?)

Transcribed by Janet




----Source: 1918 History of Clark Co., WI, by Franklyn, Curtiss-Wedge, pg. 559.


CHARLES W. WOLF, one of the leading business men of Thorp, proprietor of the Wolf Drug Store, a large and flourishing concern, and who is also president of the village council, was born in Greenleaf, Brown County, Wis., June 10, 1881, son of Andrew and Caroline (Kuehn) Wolf. The father was a native of Germany who came to the United States in 1870, and became a shoe merchant at Wrightstown, Brown County, Wis., where he conducted business until the spring of 1905. He then went to Randolph, Wis., where he was engaged in the same line of business until 1915, when he retired. He died Feb. 22, 1917. His wife, Caroline, a native of Rockland, Brown County, died in 1896 (at the age of 37 years. They had four children: Charles W., of Thorp; Emma, who died in 1903; Millie, residing in Bay City, Mich., and George, who is a bank cashier at Johnson's Creek, Wis. After finishing his ordinary school studies at the age of 14 years, Charles W. Wolf took a course in pharmacy, and has been connected with the drug business ever since. For one year, 1899 to 1900, he worked for Henry Mulvey, a druggist at Loyal, Clark County, and then in the latter year, became proprietor of a drug store at Wrightstown, where he carried on business for six years.

On August 7, 1906, he moved to Thorp, where he bought out the drug stores of W. R. McCutcheon and C. F. Rainey, and having consolidated the two stores into one, has since conducted a profitable and growing business. On June 1, 1909, he was elected to the village board, on which he has since served, and at the spring election of 1917 he was elected president of the council, which position he still holds. He is also serving as school clerk, having been elected to that office in 1912. In politics he is a Republican. Mr. Wolf was married, May 31, 1904, to Marie De Both, who was born in Depere, Wis., June 1, 1882, daughter of Joseph and Marie (Tues) De Both, both of whom are now living, her father being a retired farmer. The De Both family was a large one, numbering eleven children,
namely: Louis, Henry, Minnie, William, Marie, Josephine, John, Nettie, Frances, and two who died in infancy. Mr. and Mrs. Wolf have one child, Gordon, who was born March 14, 1911.



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