Wolf family - Wolf's Island
Gideon and Margaret (Burkett) Wolf
Birth: 13 Feb 1824 - Pennsylvannia Death: 11 Feb 1885 - Fulton, Indiana, Burial:
Rochester IOOF Cemetery Rochester Fulton County Indiana age 60y-11m-28d Parents:
John Wolfe & Catherine Strubhar or Struphar
Saturday, February 14, 1885
Gideon WOLFE died last night after a short illness of one week, of lung fever and inflammation of the
bowels. He will be taken to Rochester Saturday for burial, Maxinkuckee Lodge I.O.O.F. having charge
of the funeral ceremonies. - Plymouth Democrat
married 1st Lucy Ann [-?-]
Hiram F. Wolfe Birth: Feb. 9, 1845 Ohio, Death: Aug. 10, 1873 Grand Rapids Kent County
Michigan Burial: Rochester IOOF Cemetery Rochester Fulton County Indiana married 22 Oct 1863
Marshall county, Indiana Amanda McCumber
Hiram Fernando 'H. F.' WOLF, son of GIDEON and LUCY ANN WOLF, died at Grand Rapids, Mich., on the 17th,
and was buried at this place on Tuesday last. His age was 28 years, six months and eight days.
Nathaniel 'Nathan' Wolfe Birth: Jul. 18, 1846 Ohio, Death: Oct. 18, 1865
Burial: Rochester IOOF Cemetery Rochester Fulton County Indiana Inscription:
Son of G. & L. Wolfe died Oct. 18, 1865. Aged 19Y's. 3M's.
2nd married 25 Feb. 1849 Sandusky, Ohio, Margaret Rebecca Burkett Birth 5 Oct 1827 in Perry
County, Ohio Death 28 May 1903 in Culver, Marshall, Indiana Buried Rochester IOOF Cemetery
Rochester Fulton County Indiana daughter of Daniel Burkett & Susannah Mull
Sometime between Daniel's birth in 1852 and sister Susannah's birth in 1855, Gideon and Margaret had moved
the family to Aubbeenaubbee, Fulton, Indiana. Daniel made his appearance on the 1860 Census. Gideon had
found work as a blacksmith, and 15-year-old Hiram was doing farm work.
In 1880, Daniel was 28. He was still at home with his parents and siblings John (20), Etta (15) and Timothy (11).
Daniel's father was still farming. Five years later, Gideon died.
Margaret, aged 72, appeared on the 1900 Census, widowed, living in Union, Marshall, Indiana. Daniel and Timothy
were living with her, and 13-year-old Onida L. Gerrard, identified as Timothy's daughter, was also living with the
family. Margaret reported that all nine of her children had survived to that census. She, herself, died three years later.
One Township's Yesterdays Chapter XXIX :
From Ohio also came MARGARET BURKETT WOLF, who was not exactly of the immediate family of HENRY BURKETT,
the Burr Oak settler, but who was closely related. MARGARET BURKETT, the wife of GIDEON Wolf, was born in Perry
County, Ohio, October 5, 1827. She was married in 1849, and she and her husband established their home, at the first, i
n Sandusky, Ohio. In this home were born three of their children.
They removed to Rochester, Indiana, from Sandusky in 1853, and resided there nearly two years. Subsequently, they
came to the vicinity of Leiters Ford to live. This was the old homestead and in it were born the majority of their children.
GIDEON WOLF was a veterinarian. He passed away, February 11, 1885, on the sixty-first anniversary of his birth. His wife
survived him eighteen years. Her death occurred May 23, 1903, at which time she was seventy-five.
GIDEON and MARGARET WOLF were the parents of nine children here named in the order of birth:
2 DELILAH ELLEN WOLFb 1849 in Sandusky, Erie, Ohio; married 13 Nov 1871 Marshall county, Indiana G
eorge Fletcher married [-?-] PHILLIPS
3 KATHERINE A WOLF b 20 Feb 1850 in Rochester, Fulton, Indiana married 25 Jan 1875 in Marshall County
Indiana Edwin R (Edward R) EDWARDS now living in Culver (1939) They had a son they named James O. in 1879. Sadly,
he died a little over a year later. Tragedy struck again on 11 Jan 1882 when Catharine's husband Edwin died.
4 DANIEL W WOLF b Apr., 1852 Sandusky County Ohioi or Rochester, Fulton, Indiana Death: 1923
Culver Marshall County Indiana Buri ed Oak Hill Cemetery Plymouth Marshall County Indiana
who is deceased, was a well-known school teacher of this part of the country. He was engaged in
teaching a long time. Some thirty years ago he taught the Hibbard school
Daniel became the head of household. He appeared on the 1910 Census, in Culver, Marshall, where he was earning a
living as a house painter. Besides his brother Timothy, brother John and sister Catharine were living with him. His two
brothers were both laborers at odd jobs.
Daniel last appeared on the 1920 Census, still in Union Township, still working as a house painter. Siblings Timothy (53),
John (59) and Catharine (69) were still living in the same household, John and Timothy were managing a billiard hall.
Daniel died three years after that census at age 71
5 6 SUSANNA WOLF b 1855 in Leiters Ford, Fulton, Indiana married 26 Jan 1871 Marshall county, Indiana
Isaac B. Hickman
6 FERNANDO WOLF b 1857 in Leiters Ford, Fulton, Indiana
7 JOHN C WOLF now living in Culver Birth 26 Nov 1859 in Leiters Ford, Fulton, Indiana Death 1930
8 SAMANTHA JANE WOLF Birth Feb 1862 in Indiana Death 5 May 1925 in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California
married 15 Feb 1880 Culver, Marshall, Indiana Herbert Andrew Brenner Birth Jan 1857 in Illinois Death 18 Sep
1934 in Riverside, Riverside, California son of Peter Brenner & Sarah Jane Denman
9 LAURA ETTA WOLF Birth 1865 in Leiters Ford, Fulton, Indiana Death 4 Oct 1952 in Orange, California, married
Mark E. Gerard Birth Aug 1866 in Indiana
10 TIMOTHY WOLF bNov 1868 in Leiters Ford, Fulton, Indiana; now living in Culver (1939)
The old family home of the Wolf's in Culver was at the lake-side, very close to the water on what used to be known Wolf
island. The "island" which today is an island no longer, as at the east end of Mill Street. The grove there used to be f
requently the scene of picnics. This area became known as Willow Point
Mrs. Margaret Burkett Wolf was bom in Perry county, Ohio, Oct. 5, 1827.
She was reared and educated in her father’s home until she was married and became the head
of her own household. Miss Burkett was united in the holy bonds of matrimony Feb. 25, 1849 to Mr.
They established their home at the first, in Sandusky, Ohio, in which were bom three of the children.
They removed to Rochester, Ind., from Sandusky in 1853. Here they resided nearly two years.
Subsequently they came to reside near Leiters Ford.
This was the old homestead and in which were born most of their children.
Mr. Gideon Wolf came to his mortal end on the 61st anniversary of his birth, which occurred
Feburary 11, 1885, and he was given sep ulture in the beauti Odd Fellow’s cemetery in Rochester,
where by the side of her husband were laid the remains of the widow and mother, as once before
in youth’s beauty and manhood they were united each for theother in joint life but in the realm
of mortality, so again in the habilments of immortality they will be united in the life unending.
Mr. and Mrs. Wolf were the parents of nine children, all of whom are living and seven of whom
were present, joining in the solemn services.
The names of the children in the order of their births are as follows: Delilah Ellen Phillips,
Chicago, Ill.; Katherine Edwards, Daniel Wolf, Culver ; Susanna Hickman, South Bend; Fernando
Wolf, Salida, Colo.; John Wolf, Chicago; Samantha Brenner, Plymouth; Laura E. Gerard, Gypsum,
Colo,, and Timothy Wolf, Culver .
She was the grandmother of nineteen and the great-grandmother of three, making the total number of
descendants, thirty-one children.
Mrs. Wolf was a member of the Methodist church nearly all of her natural life. Her religion was not of a
demonstrative kind but was steady in its tenor and very practical in the applied truths of Christianity
and benevolent in character. Being good was doing good. As in her life, so in the closing of her
earthly career, her faith was finally triumphant and her peace was like a river flowing strong and clear out
to the great ocean beyond. Peacef ully she sank to rest as the setting of the sun behind the western
Mrs. Wolf was for many years a member of the Daughters of Rebecca an order which she very
much loved and greatly enjoyed especially in the lodges of that order in Rochester and Richland
Margaret Burkett Wolf departed this life May 28, 1808, aged 75 years, 7 months and 23 days. She
went to the “Mansions prepared” from the family home in Culver , on the shore of Lake Maxinkuckee.
Of all her residences none was more pleasant to her than this one so near this body of water in which
she took so much delight in various ways. To her expectant so ul sunrise gleams in the bosom of the
lake and falling within her open door were symbols of the shining way and the glory of the Jasper
throne. June 4, 1903 Culver Herald
Mrs. Margaret Wolf, who made her home with her daughter, Mrs.
Edwards, departed from this life on Thursday, May 28th. Her remains
were taken to Rochester for interment, Undertaker Easterday having
charge of the corpse. The immediate members of the family and
a delegation of Knights of Pythias who acted as pall bearers made up
the funeral possession.
Those attending the funeral of Grandma Wolf from out of town
were: Mrs. Sue Hickman, of South Bend; II. A. Brenner and wife, and
Mesdames Jilson and Wolford, of Plymouth; Mrs. Harry Phillips
Mrs. Edna McLane and Miss Pearl Fletcher, of Chicago
Sexton D. R. MARTIN received a message this morning stating that Mrs. Gideon
[Margaret] WOLFE, of Culver, was dead and that she would be brought here for
burial tomorrow morning - Friday, May 29, 1903 Rochester Sentinel