Francis Wolle

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Francis Wolle (December 17, 1817 in Jacobsburg, Pennsylvania – 1893 in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania) was an American priest of the Moravian Church, inventor and phycologist.[1]

In 1852 he invented and patented the paper bag-making machine. In 1869 he and his brother founded a paper bag-making company called Union Paper Bag Machine Company in Savannah. His company generated $4 million income in one year. Currently his company is under the ownership of International Paper.[2]


  • Desmids of the United States and list of American Pediastrums, 1884
  • Fresh-Water Algae of the United States (exclusive of the Diaomaceae) : complemental to Desmids of the United States, 1887
  • Diatomacea of North America, 1890


  1. ^ V.B. Wittrock, "Catalogus illustratus Iconothecae botanicae Horti Bergiani Stockholmiensis", Pars II, Acta Horti Bergiana Bd. 3, No. 3, 1905, p. 202.
  2. ^ "Francis Wolle". Retrieved December 16, 2012.