Biography - HENRY VOGEL
One of the foremost agriculturists of Jackson county, Henry Vogel, of
Fountain Bluff township, holds a high position among the energetic,
progressive and successful farmers who thoroughly understand the vocation
which they follow and are enabled to carry it on with both profit and
pleasure. He was born January 16, 1850, in Perry county, Missouri, and is of
thrifty German ancestry.
His father, August Vogel, was born and
reared in Germany, and as a young man served as a soldier in the German
army. Immigrating to the United States soon after his discharge from the
army, he soon made his way to Missouri, where he settled permanently. Buying
land in Perry county, he improved a good farm, which he managed with
excellent results until his death, about 1868. He was a member of the German
Evangelical Lutheran church, and was not only a farmer of prominence, but
was a citizen of influence. He married, in Scott county, Missouri, Catherine
Doering, and of the seven children born into their home three are living, as
follows: August and Samuel, of Missouri, and Henry.
The fourth child
in succession of birth of the parental household, Henry Vogel grew to
manhood on the home farm in Perry county, Missouri, in the meantime gleaning
a good education in the public schools. In 1879 he made his way to Illinois,
and having bought land in Fountain Bluff township has since been actively
and prosperously engaged in agricultural pursuits, having one of the most
highly cultivated and productive farming estates of Southern Illinois. Mr.
Vogel is a man of solid worth, possessing in a marked degree those traits of
character that command respect in business life and gain esteem among one's
neighbors and associates. He has ever evinced an intelligent interest in
projects calculated to benefit town or county, and as one of the organizers
of "The Big Lake Drainage District" was largely influential in having the
drainage canal pass through Fountain Bluff township into the Mississippi. A
Republican in politics, Mr. Vogel has served as one of the first drainage
commissioners for many years and as school trustee. Religiously he belongs
to the German Evangelical Lutheran church of the Missouri Synod and
contributes liberally towards its support.
Mr. Vogel married, in
1875, Amalia Palich, a daughter of Ernest Palich, of Frohna, Perry county,
Missouri, and they have a fine family of eight children, namely: Anna,
Ernest, Hulda, Adelia, Clara, Gustav, Arthur and Dorathea.
Extracted 11 Nov 2018 by Norma Hass from 1912 A History of Southern Illinois, by George W. Smith, volume 3, page 1410.