JOSEPH AUGUST VOGT

B. June 2, 1877 in Germany
D. October 27, 1958 in Lake Villa, Lake County, IL
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  • Father: Joseph Vogt born in 1845 in Germany; Joseph died October 25, 1910 in Volo, Lake County, IL; buried in Saint Peter Catholic Cemetery, Volo, Lake County, IL
  • Mother: Johanna (Scholz) Vogt born August 5, 1849 in Germany, daughter of Charles Schultz; Johanna died November 14, 1919 in McHenry, McHenry County, IL; According to the McHenry Plaindealer (McHenry IL) Thursday, November 20, 1919, page 3:

“Mrs. Vogt passed away at the home of her son, Robert, last Friday evening.  The funeral was held Monday from the Catholic church.”

  • Wife: Abigail Jane “Abbie” (Converse) Vogt born July 21, 1879 in Volo, Lake County, IL daughter of Cyrus Converse (1851-1922) and Belle C. (Parks) Converse (1861-1938); married April 5, 1901 in Lake County, IL; 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)
  • Children:
    1. 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
    2. 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)
    3. 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 Belle (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.”

    4. Mary Vogt born January 11, 1909 in Avon Township, Lake County, IL; Mary died March 15, 1939 in Grant Township, Lake County, IL (See section pertaining to Mary Vogt buried in the Fort Hill Cemetery)
    5. Frank Vogt born August 4, 1911 in Round Lake, Lake County, IL; married Mary Reba McKenzie on May 22, 1940, daughter of Hugh Hamilton McKenzie (1878-1945) and Mary Rebecca (Matthews) McKenzie (1881-1970); Frank died May 18, 1960 in Waukegan, Lake County, IL (See section pertaining to Frank Vogt buried in the Fort Hill Cemetery)
    6. George Vogt born about 1914 in Illinois
    7. Frederick Nelson Vogt born January 23, 1917 in Illinois; Frederick died February 9, 1917 in Fremont Township, Lake County, IL (See section pertaining to Frederick Nelson Vogt buried in the Fort Hill Cemetery)
  • Siblings:
    • Anna Mary (Vogt) Wicks born October 27, 1873 in Germany; married George H. Wicks; Anna died January 18, 1963 in Libertyville, Lake County, IL; Anna and George are buried in Saint Joseph Catholic Cemetery, Round Lake, Lake County, IL; according to the McHenry Plaindealer (McHenry IL) Thursday, January 31, 1963, page 2:

“Mr. and Mrs. Joe Glosson and Mr. and Mrs. John Glosson attended the wake of their aunt, Mrs. Anna Wicks, at the Strang funeral home at Grayslake Monday evening of last week.  Mr. and Mrs. Ed Tonyan were among the folks from her who attend her funeral at St. Joseph’s church in Round Lake Tuesday.”

    • Paul Vogt born about 1876 in Germany; Paul died May 1, 1903; buried in Saint Peter Catholic Cemetery, Volo, Lake County, IL
    • Matilda (Vogt) Glosson born February 9, 1879 in Germany; married Mathias “Matthew” Glosson (1878-1954) in 1900, son of John Klassen (1834-1916) and Catherine M. (Schmitt) Klassen (1839-1896); Matilda died November 1, 1917; buried in Saint Marys Catholic Cemetery, McHenry, McHenry County, IL
    • Robert Albert Vogt, Sr. born November 18, 1882 in Germany; married (1) Emma Marie Molidor (1884-1911) on May 9, 1906 in Volo, Lake County, IL, daughter of John Molidor (1855-1913) and Catherine (Kretschmer) Molidor (1862-1953); married (2) Anna Freund (1885-1945) in 1914, daughter of Michael Freund (1860-1925) and Susanna (Hiller) Freund (1861-1923); Robert died March 26, 1966 in Waukegan, Lake County, IL; Robert, Emma and Anna are buried in Saint Mary’s Catholic Cemetery, McHenry, McHenry County, IL; according to the McHenry Plaindealer (McHenry IL) Thursday, March 31, 1966, page 6:

“ROBERT A. VOGT – A funeral Mass was sung Tuesday morning in St. Mary’s church for Robert A. Vogt, 83, of 3415 N. Riverside drive, McHenry, who died Saturday, March 26.  Burial was in the church cemetery.  Mr. Vogt was pronounced dead on arrival at Victory Memorial hospital, Waukegan.  The deceased was born in Germany Nov. 18, 1882, and came to this country as a small child.  He had lived most of his life in this area, where he was a dairy farmer.  Mr. Vogt was a member of St. Mary’s Holy Name society.  His wife, Anna, died in 1945.  He is survived by six daughters, Mrs. Verne (Verona) Roberts, Mrs. Robert (Roslyn) Anderson and Mrs. John (Anamae) Bockrath of Gurnee, Mrs. Harold (Lillian) Blomstrom and Mrs. Ruth Jones of Waukegan and Mrs. Edward (Emily) Cook of DesPlaines; a son, Robert, of McHenry; sixteen grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren and a sister Mrs. Rose Rosing of Antioch.  Three sons preceded him in death.  The body rested at the George R. Justen and Son funeral home until the time of last rites.”

    • Paul Hermann Vogt
    • Rose J. (Vogt) Rosing born November 12, 1885 in Volo, Lake County, IL; married William Aloysius Rosing (1880-1964) about 1906; Rose died November 13, 1968 in Waukegan, Lake County, IL; Rose and William are buried in Mount Carmel Cemetery, Antioch, Lake County, IL; according to the Daily Sentinal (Woodstock IL) Friday, November 15, 1968, page 12:

“MRS. ROSE ROSING – ANTIOCH – Funeral Mass for Mrs. Rose J. Rosing, 83, 1007 S. Main Street, Antioch, formerly of Volo, who died Wednesday in St. Therese Hospital, Waukegan, will be offered at 10 a.m. Saturday in St. Peter’s Catholic Church, Antioch.  Burial will be in Mount Carmel cemetery, Antioch.  Friends May call in the Strang funeral home, Antioch, after 3 p.m. today, where prayers will be recited at 8 o’clock tonight.  Mrs. Rosing was born on Nov. 12, 1885 in Volo.  She and her husband, William A., who preceded her in death, operated a grocery store in Volo and Round Lake.  They moved to Antioch in 1915.  Also preceding her in death were eight brothers and sisters.  Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Dan (Hilma) Lightsey; a son, Herman; two grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.  Contributions in her name can be made to St. Peter’s building fund.”

    • Frank C. Vogt about 1889 in Illinois; married Lisie
    • Carrie (Vogt) Flood about 1893 in Illinois; married Andrew Flood

Additional Information:

According to the New York, Passenger and Crew Lists (including Castle Garden and Ellis Island), 1820-1957: Arrival: April 20, 1885, origin: Prussia (German), port of departure: Bremen, Germany, port of arrival: New York, New York, ship name: Hohenzollern, family members listed: Josef Vogt, age 40; Johanna Vogt, age 37; Anna Vogt, age 11; Paul Vogt, age 9; Josef Vogt, age 7; Mathilda Vogt, age 5; Robert Vogt, age 3.

According to the 1910 U.S. Census for Fremont Township, Lake County, IL the household members were: Joseph Vogt, head, age 32, married once for 9 years, born in Germany, parents born in Germany, immigrated 1884, occupation: farmer – general farm; Abigaio (sic Abigail), wife, age 30, married once for 9 years, 4 children born, 4 children living, born in Illinois; parents born in Illinois; Ethel Vogt, daughter, age 8, single, born in Illinois; Edward Vogt, son, age 6, single, born in Illinois, Bernard Vogt, son, age 4, single, born in Illinois; Mary Vogt, daughter, age 1, single, born in Illinois

According to the U.S., World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918:

Joseph A. Vogt, residing at 2 Grayslake, Lake County, IL, age 41, born June 2, 1877, occupation: farmer, nearest relative: wife Abbie Vogt, 2 Grayslake, Lake County, IL, medium height, medium build, blue eyes, brown hair, signed: September 12, 1918.

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., World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942:

Joseph August Vogt, residing in Round Lake, Grant Township, Lake County, IL, telephone: 2154 Round Lake, age: 64, born June 2, 1877 in Germany; person who will always know your address: Robert Vogt, McHenry, IL, occupation: farming, Round Lake, Lake County, IL, height: 5’ 4”, 134 lbs, light brown complexion, brown eyes, black hair, signed: April 27, 1942.

According to the McHenry Plaindealer (McHenry IL) Thursday, October 30, 1958, page 8:

“Messrs. And Mesdames John Glosson, Joseph Glosson, William Glosson, George Glosson, Edward Tonyan and Walter Freund paid their final respects Joseph Vogt at the McGillis funeral home in Round Lake Wednesday evening.  Mr. Vogt, brother of Robt Vogt of McHenry, died in a Lake Villa nursing home Monday of last week.”