John Wolf was born in Ellsos, France, in 1789, and married Margaret Spak, in Ellsos. She was born in 1798. June 14, 1853, he came to America, and settled in Lake Township, Ashland County, on the farm now owned by John Artz, where he engaged in farming all his life. In 1860 he died; he was a member of the old Lutheran Church, and while in Ellsos was elder in the church sixteen years.
A hard working, honest, industrious man, he was much respected in the community in which he lived. In September 1874, his wife died. Only three of his five children are living: George, who married Hannah Sanders; Michael, who married Mary Spack; and Mary, wife of Jacob Breckhisen.