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E. T. Wolfe

WOLFE, E. T., a highly respected farmer and stock-raiser, now living in comfortable retirement in Bushnell, McDonough County, Ill., was born in Indianapolis, Ind., in 1847, his father and mother, Jacob and Mary Jane (Tyner) Wolfe, also being natives of that State. In his early youth, the subject of this sketch enjoyed the advantages of the common schools in his locality, having been brought, when an infant, from Indianapolis to Prairie City, Ill. In that vicinity and near Walnut Grove he was successfully engaged in general farming and stock-raising until his removal to Bushnell in the fall of 1904. His farm, consisting of 320 acres, is located on Section 25, Bushnell Township. There he has served as Road Commissioner, School Director and in other official positions. On moving into Bushnell he purchased a residence and retired from active business life.

Mr. Wolfe was united in marriage in 1872 with Permelia Clark, a native of Illinois, and their union has resulted in three children, namely: Edward C., Charles (deceased), and William. By many years of unremitting toll and careful method, the subject of this sketch has entitled himself to the agreeable leisure which he now enjoys, while still in possession of his physical and mental faculties unimpaired.

Source: The Historical Encyclopedia of Illinois and History of McDonough County, compiled by Dr. Newton Bateman, and Paul Shelby, 1907, volume 2, page 1049, extracted 26 Oct 2020 by Norma Hass.

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