Marcine's Genealogy

Wolff - Happke

Wolf: English, Danish, and German: from a short form of the various Germanic compound names with a first element wolf, or a byname or nickname with this meaning. The wolf was native throughout the forests of Europe, including Britain, until comparatively recently. In ancient and medieval times it played an important role in Germanic mythology, being regarded as one of the sacred beasts of Woden. This name is widespread throughout northern, central, and eastern Europe, as well as in Britain and German-speaking countries.(1)

German: habitational name for someone living at a house distinguished by the sign of a wolf, Middle High German wolf.(1)


Martin Friedrich Wolff was born November 20, 1823 in Preußen, and died March 3, 1907 in Pilot Knob, Iron County, Missouri. He married Maria Happke on November 27, 1851 in Schwetz, (Swiecie, Poland) West Preußen. She was born March 25, 1829 in Ospreken, Preußen to Mary Happke and unknown, and died June 27, 1916 in Edford Township, Henry County, Illinois.

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