Michael Wolf Socorro County, New Mexico

Michael Wolf, proprietor of a ranch and also of a meat market at Kelly, was born in Allen county, Ohio, July 24, 1865, and after acquiring a public school education he learned the tailor's trade in his native state, but was obliged to abandon it on account of his eyesight. He then came to New Mexico in 1885 and entered the cattle business, in which he continued until 1890, spending that period upon a ranch on the Tularosa river. From 1890 until 1895 he was engaged in raising horses on the same ranch and found it a profitable source of income. In later years he began raising Angora goats upon the same ranch. This has proved a profitable industry, and he has since carried on his ranching interests, while in 1905 he opened a butcher shop and hotel in Kelly, which he is also conducting. Mr. Wolf was married in Frisco, New Mexico, to Miss Ada A. Wilson. Since coming to the Territory he has worked his way steadily upward in business life, and although he came without capital, is now in possession of a comfortable property and good business interests.

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Source: History of New Mexico, Its Resources and People, Volume II, Pacific States Publishing Co., 1907.

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