Help with Wolfes in northern Indiana and southern Michigan

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I've mapped out a few generations of my Wolfe ancestors, but none of it linked to anybody else's research. There were (are?) a lot of Wolfes in the area, so I'm imagining there must be some overlap. How do I find it?
WikiTree profile: Frank Wolfe
in Genealogy Help by Paul Kyzivat G2G1 (1.7k points)

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Finding "cousins" is one of the more satisfying activities (for me, anyway) in genealogy. I wouldn't be discouraged with regard linking up to "anybody else's research." First, there's at least one tree on familysearch.org that has Christian, wife Rosanna, and their daughter Lucy (md to Hiram Wygant.)

I WOULD encourage you to be clear on what it is you want to do next. I.e., just pursuing any Wolfe in the neighborhood (sorry about the pun) in hopes of finding a connection may or may not prove useful. I do NOT want to discourage you, but, as I'm sure you know, Wolfe/Wolf is a fairly common surname. Families often immigrated several at a time, often to the same locality, so there may be other related Wolfe lines. I've not done much tracing my overseas ancestors, so I can't comment on that, should finding relatives of Christian Wolfe be your interest.

So, as a suggestion, you might consider researching all the descendants of Christian Wolfe, as close as you can get to the present day, including your own aunts, uncles, great-aunts/uncles, etc. As mentioned above, there's at least one other person interested in Lucy Wolfe. If you look around at your cousins (of one or more generations), you may find someone in some tree here or there (maybe even here on wikitree) that has one of "your" Wolfes in their tree, but ran into a brick wall. You could be a hero!
by Bruce Veazie G2G6 Mach 5 (57.4k points)
edited by Bruce Veazie

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