When her sister-in-law, Edna Wessely, died, and her brother Otto was in the hospital, Ida Mae helped take care of her nephew and niece, Warren and Dorothy. At the time of Edna’s death, both families were living on Cooper Street in San Antonio.
Ida Mae is the daughter of Charles and Louise Bauer Wessely and the granddaughter of Phillip and Marie Peters Bauer and Karl and Barbara Schmick Wessely. She was born on 2 November 1896 in Kendall County, Texas.
Ida married John Oscar Wolfe, in Kendall County, on 16 April 1914. John was born in Biltmore, North Carolina. His is described on his World War I draft registration card as medium height, blue eyes, and brown hair. By 1920 they are living in San Antonio. John is a plumber working for the San Antonio City Water Board. They have two children, a son Charles W. and a daughter Ella. By 1930 they have moved to 318 Mary Street and two more children have been born to the family, a son John and a daughter Elsie May. John is a foreman for the San Antonio City Water Board and they own a radio! Just two months after the census, John, age 38, died with inflammation of the membrane around the heart and pneumonia. He was buried in the San Jose Burial Park in San Antonio. Ida, age 34, was left with four children to raise. She never remarried.
Ten years later, Ida is living at 115 East Baylor Street and working as a seamstress. Living with her is her nephew Warren, niece Dorothy, and daughter Elsie Mae, age 14.
Her son John Oscar Wolfe preceded her in death. He died 5 March 1951 at age 31 and is buried in the San Jose Burial Park. John was a World War II veteran and was employed by Mayflower Transit Company in Corpus Christi. He was survived by two sons Larry J. and John and one daughter Peggy Jean.
Ida, age 69, died on 3 June 1966 at the Santa Rosa Medical Center. She was survived by Charles W. Wolfe of San Antonio, Mrs. Milton (Ella) Rogers of San Antonio, and Mrs. Alfred (Elsie May) Tobola of Del Rio; a sister Mrs. Ella Davidson of San Antonio and brother Paul Wessely of California; 14 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.
Ida Mae is Emma Schuetz’s niece and the granddaughter of Philipp and Marie Peters Bauer.