Carl and Grace Wolf

carl graceletter Grace Hecker came to America from Germany at age eight with her parents and five brothers and sisters in 1888. Carl Wolf, age 31, emigrated from Germany in March of 1904. They met in America, in the German neighborhood in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. There they married and raised their family.

cabbageCabbage Hill. Many Germans in Lancaster attended Mass at Saint Joseph's, sang in the Liederkranz, worked at the cotton mill. The site includes lists of immigrants and lists of those who served in the two world wars.

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millConestoga Cotton Mill.
The cotton mill, for a time the largest employer in Lancaster, employed scores of Germans from Cabbage Hill.
 

Carl Wolf.  Born in the village of Chinitz-Tettau in the Bohemian Forest, he emigrated in 1904, lived for a year in New York City, moved to Lancaster and worked as a dyer at the cotton mill and as a truck farmer.

Grace Hecker. Third child of Frank and Anna Hecker, Grace was born in Kirchdof im Wald in Lower Bavaria, worked in the Conestoga Cotton Mill, married Carl Wolf and raised eight children.

Frank Anna HolzbFrank and Anna Hecker. Born in Lower Bavaria, Frank from Höhenbrunn, Anna Holzbauer from Grunbach. They married in Bavaria, immigrated, stayed in Coudersport, Pennsylvania, then moved to Lancaster.

Albert Hecker. American-born son of Frank and Anna Hecker, Albert built a door-to-door milk delivery business on Cabbage Hill, with horse and wagon.

Photo Albums
Carl Wolf in Bohemia, in the village of Chinitz-Tettau.
Carl Wolf in Bavaria, in the village of Heimbrechtsreuth.
Hecker in Lancaster. Frank and Anna at St Joseph Street.
Carl and Grace in Lancaster at 1051 St Joseph Street.