Bio: Wolff, Herman Charles (Commemorative Bio - 1895)

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Herman Charles Wolff

Herman Charles Wolff was born in Grossborkenhagen, Germany, August 3, 1860, a son of Gottlieb and Caroline (Kluetz) Wolff, who were the parents of four children-Herman C., Edward J., Willy J. and Mary A. The father of these, who was an agriculturist came to the United States and landed in New York City July 7, 1869. He settled on a farm in Winnebago County, Wis., although he was not dependent on farming for a living, as he was a man of means when he came to this country. On August 16, 1876, the family moved into the village of Jenny (now city of Merrill), and here the father, who was born March 31, 1810, died August 20, 1891, and the mother, born June 15, 1832, is yet living. He had been twice married, the children by his first wife being Tena, August, Carl and Caroline.

Herman C. Wolff received a liberal education at the district schools of Winnebago County, and worked on a farm until coming to Jenny (now Merrill). He then entered his uncle’s store, clerking there some three years, at the end of which time, in 1879, he went to Milwaukee, where he filled the position of bookkeeper for a wholesale commission house some eighteen months. Returning to Merrill, he was employed in departments stores until 1888, at which time he was elected clerk of the circuit court, serving two years, and then, in association with a partner, conducted a grocery business. On February 20, 1893, he entered the First National Bank of Merrill as bookkeeper, his present position, which he is filling with characteristic ability and fidelity.

---Source: Commemorative Biographical Record of the Upper Wisconsin Counties of Waupaca, Portage, Wood, Marathon, Lincoln, Oneida, Vilas, Langlade and Shawano. publ. 1895 by J. H. Beers & Co., Chicago 1110 pages, illustrated; Page 88


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