|MANUEL WOLFE, Oregon; was born in New Market, Upper Canada, in March 1826; ten years later, his parents removed to Richland Co., Ohio, where he attended and afterward taught school. Mr. Wolf bought 40 acres of his present Oregon farm in the spring of 1847, himself and parents beginning here in a log house.
He also taught in the town of Union, Rock Co, where he married Miss Emma Gifford; she was born and educated in Jefferson Co., N.Y.; her parents first tried Western life in Illinois, where she taught two terms of school; they settled in Union, Rock Co., in 1848, where she continued teaching.
In place of the 40 acres and the log house, Mr. W. now has a well-improved farm of 244 acres on which he lived until 1867, when he located, and has since resided in the village, continuing the active management of the farm.
He is a Republican; was Chairman of Oregon; Town Clerk six or seven years, Town Treasurer in 1878-79, and was elected, as he says, for the last time as Chairman in the spring of 1880. Mr. W. is a member and the present Treasurer, of Oregon Lodge, No. 151, A. F. & A, M. Mr. and Mrs. Wolf have ten living children-Charles H., Charles S., Jennie, Frank P., May E., Josie C., Carrie E., Hattie A., Harold G. and Percy W., all born in Oregon Township, as was Fred. M., who died in infancy.
Ref. 1880 History of Dane County, Wisconsin, p. 1252.