Biography of Hans Wulff
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Hans Wulff is a well known attorney of St. Louis, his native city. He was born January 22, 1882, and is a son of Frederick H. Wulff, a native of Schleswig-Holstein, Germany. The father was born in 1849 and came to America in 1880, settling in St. Louis, where he engaged in various occupations but afterward concentrated his efforts and attention upon farming and the dairy business. He is still a resident of this city and his activity has brought to him a substantial measure of success. He married Emma Katherine Berner, who was born on the island of Fehmarn, Germany in 1859 and came to the United States after her marriage. Both came of old and respected families of Germany, occupying high positions there. The father was at one time mayor of the city in which he lived in Germany, but believing that he would have still better opportunities in the new world, he crossed the Atlantic and has since made his home in St. Louis.
Hans Wulff was educated in the public schools of St. Louis and in the University of Missouri, being graduated from the state institution with the LL. B. degree, for he had there given his attention to the study of law in preparation for the profession which he has since successfully followed. Mr. Wulff at once entered upon the practice of law and in a profession where advancement depends entirely upon individual merit and ability he has worked his way steadily upward, winning a creditable name and place as a thorough student of the law and one who presents his cause with clearness and force before the court.
In his younger days Mr. Wulff was one of the leading athletes of St. Louis, holding many western records in jumping and throwing of weights, and he held membership In the Missouri Athletic Association. For seven years he was a member of the First Regiment of the Missouri National Guard and won the rank of first lieutenant. He is well known in this city, where his entire life has been passed, and the circle of his friends is almost coextensive with the circle of his acquaintances.
It was in St. Louis, in 1910, that Mr. Wulff was united in marriage to Miss Olive Pansy Burg, a daughter of Louis and Emma Burg, who were old residents of this city. Mr. and Mrs. Wulff have a daughter, Virginia, who is seven years of age.