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Swiss farmer. They had three children:
Caroline, Albertine, widow of Jacob Steussy,
and Arnold. Mrs. Wahrenberger was born
January 28, 1834; she was well educated in
both German and English. Complying with
the request of her husband, after his death
she went to Europe for the purpose of finishing
the education of their children; the son
was placed in the polytechnic school at Baden,
and' the daughters in a private school of
Zurich; Elizabeth, deceased, was born June
5, 1853; James was born August 9, 1855;
Bertha, deceased, was born February 19,
1860; Josephine, born March 9, 1862, is the
wife of William Cullen and the mother of
three children; Mary was born December 5,
1857, and is the widow of Ernest Linderman.
Themother now resides in Austin, surrounded
with all the comforts of the present civilization.
Her father, now eighty years of age,
is a member of the household, receiving all
the care and attention prompted by a loving
heart.
OHN WOLF.-Among the various
nationalities that have sought homes in
the New World none have proven more
desirable citizens than the sturdy Germans.
They bring with them good health, robust
constitutions, energy and industry; they have
also a most laudable desire to acquire property
and become independent householders.
A worthy representative of the Fatherland
is John Wolf, an honored citizen of
Garfield, Travis county. He was born in
Prussia, June 24, 1843, and was a lad of
twelve years when his parents crossed the sea
to America. His father, John Wolf, Sr.,
settled in Bastrop county, Texas, and there
carried on an agricultural business and at the

same time did a good business at his trade,
blacksmithing. Upon ariving at his majority
John, Jr., married and with a small
capital began an independent career that has
been attended with gratifying success and
reflected credit upon his worthy parents; He'
was enabled in early life to purchase 200
acres of his present farm,. which he has
increased to 450 acres. He has placed under
cultivation 175 acres, and has the remainder
in fine pasture land, where he feeds some
fine specimens of live stock for the market.
Besides this valuable tract on which Mr.
Wolf resides he owns 5,000 acres elsewhere,
in a body.
When the Civil war threatened disaster to
the land of his adoption Mr. Wolf joined
the Confederate service, but a serious bodily
injury received soon after prevented his
giving any active aid.
John Wolf, Sr., married Catharine Bernbach,
and John, Jr., was their third-born
child. He was united in marriage to Anna
Catharine Meners, and they are the parents
of ten children: John M., born in 1866; F.
Joseph, born in 1870; Henry M., in 1872;
Mary Agnes, in 1874; Katie, in 1877;
Aloese, in 1879; Peter, in 1881; Charles, in
1884; Annie, in 1886 and Alice, in 1888.
The family are devout members of the Roman
Catholic C(hurch, and highly esteemed
members of the community.
t RNOLD KLEIN, one of Travis
county's enterprising citizens, is a son
of Charles Klein, whose history isbriefly
outlined in the sketch of John
Wahrenberger, appearing on another.page of
this volume. Switzerland is thu native land
of our subject: there he was born in the

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Lewis Publishing Company, publisher. History of Texas, together with a biographical history of Milam, Williamson, Bastrop, Travis, Lee and Burleson counties : containing a concise history of the state, with portraits and biographies of prominent citizens of the above named counties, and personal histories of many of the early settlers and leading families. Chicago. The Portal to Texas History. http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth29785/. Accessed July 13, 2014.