Apollonia Wolff

F, (9 April 1837 - 14 November 1907)
Father-Biological*Joannes Adamus Wolff1 b. 17 May 1799, d. 11 Sep 1872
Mother-Biological*Eva Margaretha Bolz1 b. 14 Aug 1802, d. 12 Apr 1846
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Gravestones of Apollonia and Conrad Merdian
     Apollonia Wolff was born on 9 April 1837 at Kuhardt, Germersheim, Bavaria, Germany.2,3,1 She was the daughter of Joannes Adamus Wolff and Eva Margaretha Bolz.1 Apollonia Wolff was christened on 21 April 1837 at Kuhardt, Germersheim, Bavaria, Germany.4 Apollonia Wolff went by the nick-name of Lena.2

Apollonia Wolff, age 28, married Conrad Merdian, age 27 , son of Georg Anton Merdian and Margaretha Hatzenbühler, on 24 March 1866 at Sankt Martinum Roemisch-Katholische, Ottersheim, Germersheim, Bavaria, Germany.5,2 Apollonia Wolff and Conrad Merdian immigrated on 12 September 1881 to New York City, New York, on board the SS Stella out of Amsterdam.6,7,2 Apollonia and Conradmoved to Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, in 1884.8 According to the 1885 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, City Directory, Conrad and Lena lived in Pittsburgh and he was a laborer.9 Apollonia, age 62 years, and Conrad, age 61 years, appeared on the US Census of 1900 at 2 Butler Street, Etna, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania.2 Apollonia Wolff died on 14 November 1907 at Etna, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, at age 70 from pneumonia.1,3 Apollonia's obituary of 15 November 1907, reads:

Mrs. Applonia Merdian.

Mrs. Applonia Merdian, wife of Conrad Merdian, is dead at her late home in Butler street, Etna. She was 71 years old and was born in Germany. She is survived by her husband, four sons and two daughters. There are 40 grand-children
She was buried on 17 November 1907 at Saint Mary's Cemetery, Sharpsburg, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, in the old section.1,3

Children of Apollonia Wolff and Conrad Merdian


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  2. Census Bureau. 1900 U.S. Federal Census. Provo, Utah: Ancestry.com Operations, 2004.
  3. Find-a-Grave. Online https://www.findagrave.com/
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  7. Census Bureau. 1910 U.S. Federal Census. Lehi, Utah: Ancestry.com Operations, 2006.
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  10. Pittsburgh Daily Post, "Mrs. Applonia Merdia" Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 15 November 1907.