FRANK VERN VOGT

Frank Vern Vogt gravestone
(Photo by Vernon B. Paddock)

B. August 4, 1911 in Round Lake, Lake County, IL
D. May 18, 1960 in Waukegan, Lake County, IL
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  • Father: Joseph August Vogt born June 2, 1877 in Germany son of Joseph Vogt (1845-1910) and Johanna (Scholz) Vogt (1849-1919); married Abigail Jane “Abbie” Converse on April 5, 1901 in Lake County; Joseph died October 27, 1958 in Lake Villa, Lake County, IL (See section pertaining to Joseph August Vogt buried in the Fort Hill Cemetery)
  • Mother: Abigail Jane “Abbie” (Converse) Vogt born July 21, 1879 in Volo, Lake County, IL daughter of Cyrus R. Converse (1851-1922) and Bell C. (Parks) Converse (1861-1938); Abigail died October 6, 1956 in Pistakee, McHenry County, IL (See section pertaining to Abigail Jane “Abbie” (Converse) Vogt buried in the Fort Hill Cemetery)
  • Wife: Mary Reba McKenzie born about 1915 in Ohio, daughter of Hugh Hamilton McKenzie (1878-1945) and Mary Rebecca (Matthews) McKenzie (1881-1971); married Frank Vogt on May 22, 1940
  • Siblings:
    • Ethel C. (Vogt) Benwell born September 15, 1901 in Illinois; married Clifford George Benwell (1892-1953) about 1920 as his second wife, son of George C. Benwell (1857-1939) and Adell M. (Claxton) Benwell (1864-1920); Clifford married (1) Jennie V. Potter (1894-1918) daughter of Charles Potter and Mary (Barrus) Potter; Ethel’s last residence in Round Lake, Lake County, IL; Ethel died December 1986
    • Edward Charles “Chub” Vogt born September 16, 1903 in Avon Township, Lake County, IL; Edward died June 30, 1978 in Lake County, IL (See section pertaining to Edward Charles “Chub” Vogt buried in the Fort Hill Cemetery)
    • Bernard W. Vogt born July 10, 1906 in Fremont Center, Lake County, IL; married Mary E. Beckey (1907-1983), daughter of William James Beckey (1877-1943) and Eda Bella (Snyder) Beckey (1885-1942); Bernard died June 9, 1977 in Kenosha, Kenosha County, WI; Bernard and Mary are buried in Warren Cemetery, Gurnee, Lake County, IL; According to the Daily Sentinel (Woodstock IL) Monday, June 13, 1977, page 8:

“BERNARD W. VOGT – ANTIOCH – Bernard W. Vogt, 70, Camp Lake, Wis., died Thursday, June 9, in Kenosha Memorial Hospital, Kenosha, Wis.  He was born July 10, 1906, in Fremont Center, and moved to Camp Lake four years ago.  He farmed in the Round Lake area for many years.  Survivors are his widow, Mary; a daughter, Mrs. Lawrence (Joe) Weidman, Salem, Wis.; a granddaughter, Keri; a brother, Edward Vogt, Island Lake; and a sister, Mrs. Ethel Benwell, Round Lake.  Services were held at 10 a.m. Saturday in the Strang funeral home, Antioch, with burial in Warren cemetery.”

Additional Information:

According to the 1920 U.S. Census for Fremont Township, Lake County, IL the household members were: Joseph Vogt, head, age 42, married, immigrate 1888, born in Germany, parents born in Germany, occupation: farmer – general farm; Abbie Vogt, wife, age 40, married, born in Illinois, parents born in Illinois; Ethel Vogt, daughter, age 18, single, born in Illinois; Edward Vogt, son, age 16, single, born in Illinois; Bernard Vogt, son, age 13, single, born in Illinois; Mary Vogt, daughter, age 11, single, born in Illinois; Frank Vogt, son, age 8, single, born in Illinois

According to the 1930 U.S. Census for Grant Township, Lake County, IL the household members were: Joseph Vogt, head, age 52, married first at age 24, born in Germany, parents born in Germany, immigrated in 1885; occupation: farmer – general farming; Abigail Vogt, wife, age 50, married first at age 22, born in Illinois, parent born in Illinois; Edward Vogt, son, age 26, single, born in Illinois, occupation: laborer – farm; Bernard Vogt, son, age 24, single, born in Illinois, occupation: laborer – farm; Mary Vogt, daughter, age 21, single, born in Illinois; Frank Vogt, son, age 18, single, born in Illinois; George Vogt, son, age 16, single, born in Illinois.

According to the 1940 U.S. Census for Grant Township, Lake County, IL on  Russell Road the household members were: Joseph Vogt, heat, age 62, married, highest grade complete – 0, born in Germany, lived in same house in 1935, occupation: farmer –  farm; Annie (sic Abbie) wife, age 60, married, highest grade completed – 5, 5 children born, 5 children living, born in Illinois, lived in same house 1935, Edward Vogt, son, age 37, single, highest grade completed – 7, born in Illinois, lived in same in house in 1935, occupation: laborer – farm; Bernard Vogt, son, age 34, single, highest grade completed – 8, born in Illinois, lived in same house in 1935, occupation: laborer – farm; Frank Vogt, son, age 29, married, highest grade completed – C1, born in Illinois, lived in same house in 1935, occupation: Proprietor – tavern; Mary Vogt, daughter in law, age 25, married, highest grade completed – H4, born in Ohio, lived in same place in 1935

According to the U.S. WWII Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947:

“Name: Frank Vern Vogt; Address: Box 153 Round Lake, Lake County, Illinois; Telephone: Round Lake 3021; Age in Years: 29; Date of Birth: Aug 3, 1911; Place of Birth: Grayslake, Illinois; Name of Person who will always know your Address: Mrs. Mary  Reba Vogt; Relationship of That Person: Wife; Address of That Person: Box 153, Round Lake, Lake County, Illinois; Employer’s Name: Owner of Business; Place of Employment or Business: Round Lake, Lake County, Illinois; Height: 5′ 8″; Weight: 195; Eyes: Brown; Hair: Brown; Complexion: Ruddy; Signed: Oct. 16, 1940”