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George Lee Wulf, who owns an excellent farm in Exira township, Audubon county, Iowa, is a comparatively young farmer, who was born April 25, 1881, at Davenport, Iowa. He is a son of Wilhelm and Sophia (Henning) Wulf, both of whom were natives of Germany. William Wulf came to America when he was quite a young man, and after arriving in this country, located temporarily in Davenport, Iowa, where he worked in a saw-mill most of the time. He also worked as a farm hand in the vicinity of Davenport. After his marriage in the latter city in 1883 he moved to Audubon county, settling in Audubon township, where he rented land for five years. At the end of this period he purchased two hundred and forty acres of land in Exira township and began farming for himself. Later he became an extensive stock raiser and farmer, which occupation he followed until about 1900, when he retired from active farm life. He is still living on his farm in Exira township. His son, Henry, has managed the home farm practically ever since his fathers retirement in 1900. William and Sophia (Henning) Wulf were the parents of eight children, Carrie, Mattie, Minnie, Henry, William, Fred, John and George.

George Lee Wulf, after having received his education in the district schools of Audubon and Exira townships, left school and farmed with his father until the latter part of 1912, when he began farming for himself on the farm where he is now living. Mr. Wulf has invested some three thousand dollars in various kinds of improvements on his farm, and is known throughout the township as a very successful young farmer. Ordinarily he raises about thirty-five acres of corn and has about the same acreage in small grains each year. He also raises about twenty acres of hay annually, feeding all his grain and hay to live stock, and has been more than ordinarily successful in this branch of agriculture.

On February 4, 1912, George Lee Wulf was married to Kate Killen, the daughter of Robert Killen, and to this union two children have been born, Raymond and Olive.

A Republican in politics, Mr. Wulf has not been particularly active in the councils of his party, having devoted all of his time and attention to his agricultural interests. He has made many friends in his neighborhood and is well known as an industrious, honorable and broad-minded farmer and citizen.

Transcribed from History of Audubon County, Iowa Its People, Industries and Institutions With Biographical Sketches of Representative Citizens and Genealogical Records of Many of the Old Families, by H. F. Andrews, editor, Indianapolis: B. F. Bowen & Company, 1915, pp. 671-672.