|Place of Birth||Kishinev, Bessarabia (now: Chisinau, Moldova)|
|Date of Birth (Eng)||circa 1849|
|Date of Birth (Heb)|
|Date of Death (Eng)||March 17, 1907|
|Date of Death (Heb)||2 Nisan 5667|
|Age at Death||57|
|Hebrew Name||יעקב ולף בן ישראל|
|Spouse’s Name||Paie (or Papi) Gootherts|
|Father’s Name||Yisroel Gootherts|
|Title (e.g., Dr)|
|Religious Status (כ/ל/י)|
|Cause of Death|
|Other Family Data||Children: Max, Fanny, Louie, Rebecca, Eva.|
|Inscription (Eng)||IN LOVING MEMORY
DIED ON THE 17TH MARCH 1907
AGED 57 YEARS.
|Inscription (Heb)||מצבת קבורת המרוחם יעקב ולף בן ישראל נפטר יום א ב ניסן התרסז בן ארבעה וחמשים שנה תנצבה|
|Historical||Hebrew inscription says he was 54.
Great-grandson Chris Gootherts wrote on 21 October 2015:
“Wolf was married to Sara Verkovetsky, but divorced before they immigrated. He initially took Max, the eldest and my grandfather, with him but he later returned and took their remaining four children. His second wife was Paie (or Papi), who was said to be very good to the children. Wolf and the family immigrated from Kishinev during the pogroms of the 1890’s. We think around 1898 or so. They initially went to Shanghai but seemed to have gone to HK shortly thereafter. Sara later took the oldest daughter (Eva) from HK and moved with her to Argentina. After Wolf’s death in 1907, the other children went to San Francisco, starting with Louie in about 1910 and then Fanny, Rebecca and Max in about 1912.”
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