Thursday, February 6, 2014
TANGLED WEB OF "WOLFS"
John Jacob Wolf (1808) and his wife Maria Anna Lauf (1811) had three sons -- Jacob, Baltas and Peter. What is amazing to me is how many times Jacob and Maria's grandchildren married into my family of Homrich and Simon.
Jacob (the eldest son of John and Maria) married Eva Debri and they had 4 children -- Emma, Helena, Peter and Katherina. Jacob's son Peter (1877-1932) married Elizabeth Homrich (1991-1978). Jacob was the only one of his siblings who married into the Homrich family.
The middle son of John and Maria Wolf was Baltas (1848-1923), who married Mary Miller (1858-1918), and they had nine children. Four of the nine children married either a Homrich or a Simon. Adam Wolf (1890-1975) married Emma Homrich and they had 5 children -- Bernard, Matilda, Cleo, Raymond and Delores. Then John Wolf (1883-1969) married Oleva Marie Homrich and together they had 8 children -- Genevieve, Albinus, Clara, Bertha, Richard, Kenneth, Marie and Elmer. Baltas Wolf, Jr. (1885-1949) married Katherine Simon (her mother was a Homrich and her father was a Simon [my 2nd great grand uncle]). Together Baltas and Katherine had 4 children -- Leo, Geneva, Nicholas and Neola. Then Christian Wolf (1888-1963) married another Simon -- Caroline Marianna Simon (who was the sister of Katherine Simon) and they had a lot of kids -- 13 to be exact -- Edwin, Lawrence, Dorothy, Walter, Isadore, Norman, Roger, Sylvester, Viola, Redeatha, Rita, Genevera and Christian.
Now, the youngest son of John & Maria, is Peter Wolf who married Catharine Meyer. Peter and Katy (as she was known) had 8 children and so far I have found that 3 of them married into the Homrich family. Emma Marie Wolf married Quirin Homrich (my 2nd great grand uncle). Margaretha Wolf married Christian Homrich (son of Anton Homrich). The youngest child Joseph married Katharina Homrich. Now to add just a bit more to the confusion (if your head is not already spinning -- I think mine is!) Joseph and Katharina Homrich Wolf had 5 children -- Florence, Frank, Veronica, Matilda and Lorene. So now these kids are the great grandchildren of John and Maria. Well, two of these kids -- Veronica and Matilda -- also married a Homrich. Veronica Wolf married Edmund Homrich while Matilda Wolf married Leander Homrich.
See how much fun my genealogy research is!