The Discovery of Gustav Wolf

















Gene Reaches out to the California Wolfs (Helen Wolf Shanteau, Robert "Bob" Wolf, and Carol Wolf Marshall)







Ken Wolf enters the fray...







Wiedersehen sey unsere Hoffnung!
Dein treuer Bruder, Gustav
Emmingen am 7 Juli 1853





Ken meets Riki (nee Friederike Liese-Lotte von Franque) and things get a lot easier...





Amalie Louise Geister, geb. Wolf
geboren am 30 Mai 1840 zu
Tailfingen Wčrttemberg kam mit
zwei meiner Geschwister nach Amerika
im Juni 1854. Verheiratete mich
im Mai 1864 mit Herrn Valentin
Geister von Pacific wo wir auch Wohnung
nahmen. Im September 1884 starb mein
Gatte und hinterliež mich als Witwe
mit unsere einzigen Tochter.
Wir sind 1889 ein Mitglied des...

[I,] Amalie Louise Geister, nee Wolf,
was born on May 30, 1840 in
Tailfingen, Wčrttemberg. I came
with two of my siblings to America
in June 1854. I was married
in May 1864 to Mr. Valentin
Geister of Pacific [Missouri], where we took up
residence. In September 1884 my husband
died and left me behind as a widow
with our only daughter.
In 1889 we are...members of...






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Hitting the Jackpot! The Response from Tailfingen (Albstadt) and Proof that Gustav and Wilhelm were Brothers






Transcribed information:
Father: Johan Jacob Wolf, born in Plochingen, March 16, 1800, "Local schoolteacher".
Mother: Heinrike Eberhardine (Baumgart), b. Muehlhausen am Neckar, June 21, 1796.
Married: September 6, 1827.

Children:
Heinrike (b. August 11, 1828, d. September 9, 1828)
Gustav Friedrich (b. June 4, 1830)
Wilhelm Christian (b. May 28, 1831)
Wilhelmine (b. July 18, 1832)
Eberhard Ludwig (b. December 6, 1835)
Anonymous (b. February 16, 1838, died same day)
Amalie Louise (b. May 30, 1840)

Parents of Johan Jacob Wolf:
Johan Jacob Wolf, "master baker", born in Plochingen.
Eve Rosine Schmid, born in Wendlingen.

Parents of Heinrike Eberhardine Baumgart:
Johannes Baumgart, butler and gardener for "Freiherr von Palm", born in Muehlhausen am Neckar.
Barbara Roehner, born in Schlopfloch








































Cousin Greg Myers comes to light















1 Mahogany Sofa
1 Upholstered Rocking chair
6 Black walnut chairs
1 Black walnut centre table
1 Ladies Work stand
1 Gilt frame looking glass
4 Pictures
1 Clock with glass cover
15 yds Ingrain carpet
2 Window Cornices and 4 holders
1 Black walnut wardrobe
1 [Black Walnut] Bureau
1 Washstand
i Centre table (walnut)
1 Upholstered Rocking chair
6 Cane Seat chairs
4 Window blinds
1 Clock
1 washbowl and pitcher
15 yrds Ingrain carpet (old)
1 Gold Watch and Chain
7 Tables cloths
6 Window Curtains
24 Bed sheets
11 Napkins
16 Towels
12 Pillow Slips
1 Maple Bureau
2 Single Bedsteads and bedding
2 Washstands
1 Old Carpet
1 Round table
2 Oil Cloths



3 Punch pitchers
1 Glass plate
4 Egg plates
1 Vol. Constitution of the United States
1 Vol. Seifert's Chronology
1 Vol. Muegge's Novels (German)
6 Vol. Heinrich Heine's Werke (German)
10 Vol. Hacklander's Werke (German)
13 Vol. Spindler's Werke (German)
1 Vol. Blumhauer (German)
1 Vol. Debeau's Weinbau (German)
1 Vol. Allendorf's English Grammar (old)
3 Vols. Zschokke's Werke (German)
1 Vol. Brownell's Indian Races
1 Vol. Humboldt's Kosmos
1 Vol. Brucker's Geography of America
6 Vol. Goethe's Werke (German)
1 Vol. Robert Clemen's History of the Spanish Revolution
1 Vol. Meidinger's French Grammar
1 Lot Sundry periodicals
1 Cooking Stove and pipe
Utensils belonging to same
6 Smoothing irons
1 Furnace (old)
3 Tin pans
2 Dippers
2 Skimmers
1 Large fork and Ladle
1 hatchet
1 Old Kitchen table
1 Small Ice box
9 Knives and 6 forks
1 Wash kettle
4 Washtubs



Contents of Demijohns
1 Demijohn and 1/2 Gal. Bitters
1 Jug of bitters
16 Punch pitchers
1 Large brass faucet and 1 Small [brass faucet]
77 Empty bottles
16 Liquor bottles and contents
1 water cooler
1100 Cigars
650 Cigars
77 Empty Cigar boxes
1 Oil Cloth table cover
1 Large water jar and cover
1 Sugar bucket and contents
6 Match boxes, 1 Corkscrew, and 1 Die box
2 Candle sticks and 1 Salt sellars
1 Barrel neck with Mallet
1 Duster
1 Iron safe
1 Round extension table with 5 planks
6 Round tables
35 Round chairs
1 Round stool
1 Large gilt frame picture
4 Pictures
2 Sets Domino
2 Sets Chessmen and Boards
5 Slates
4 Summer doors
1 Card rack
3 lbs Cheese
1 Ice box (old)
1 India rubber hose



1 Barrel containing white sand
1 Cask containing 28 Gal. Haut sauterne
1 Cask containing 38 Gal. Neckar wine
1 Cask containing 32 Gal. German Catawba
1 Cask containing 10 Gal. White Neckar wine
1 Cask containing 20 Gal. Common [white wine]
41 Gal Rhinewein (Hochsteiner)
9 Gal Vinegar
40 Gal Cincinnati Catawba wine
4 Gal Common Gin
38 Gal Bourbon Whisky
5 Gal Vinegar and 1 Cask
2 Barrels Common Whiskey 80 Gal.
1 do and 4 Gal. Whisky
1 do and 4 Gal. Brandy
2 Gal. Common Peach Brandy
4 Barrels Common Brandy 40 Gal. each = 160 Gal.
1 [Barrels Common Brandy] 18 Gal.
1 Basket Champagne
8 [Basket Champagne]
10 Doz. Plain Champaign Glasses
1 Lot of empty Bottles, about 300
10 Empty Casks
3 Brass faucets
1 Lot of Cellar utensils
1 Hatchet, 1 Shovel
7 Bottles Kirschenwasser
3 [Bottles] Madeira
31 [Bottles] Claret
11 [Bottles] A[?]
32 [Bottles] Rheinwine
107 [Bottles Rheinwine]
107 Half bottles [Rheinwine]
47 Bottles Absynthe