Franz A. Vogt has won prosperity in this county, being now the owner of two hundred and nine and a half acres
of fine land, and he has also identified himself with movements seeking the public welfare. Although he is thoroughly
American in spirit his birth occurred in Wurtemberg, Germany, and with American aggressiveness he combines the
excellent qualities that characterize the Teutonic race. He was born on the 8th of June, 1842, of the marriage
of Antone and Franziska Vogt, who were the parents of four sons and two daughters. The father was a butcher and
was quite successful in business.
Franz A. Vogt, who learned the shoemaker's trade in youth, came to the United States in 1865, when twenty three
years of age, and made his way to Iowa City, Iowa, where he resided for two years, working at his trade. He then
went to Marengo, where he remained for four years, after which he removed to Cass county and there engaged in farming
for thirteen years. He then removed to section 9, Iowa township, this county, where for the past quarter of a century
he has followed agricultural pursuits, meeting with gratifying success. He owns two hundred and nine acres of excellent
land which is in a high state of cultivation and everything about his place is kept in good repair. He does general
farming and also raises a large number of Duroc Jersey hogs annually.
On the 22d of May, 1870, occurred the marriage of Mr. Vogt and Miss Anna Renz, a daughter of George J. Renz, deceased,
who resided in Marengo. Mr. and Mrs. Vogt have the following children: George A.; Philip; Albert; William, deceased;
Henry; Anna, the wife of Harry Stanerson, who resides near Conroy; Edward and Wanda, twins, the latter the wife
of Tom Rourke, a farmer of Johnson county; and Mamie, deceased.
Mr. Vogt is a democrat but has been too busy with his individual affairs to take an active part in politics. He
and his family hold membership in the German Lutheran church, to whose work they contribute of their time and money.
Mr. Vogt owns stock in the Iowa Mutual Telephone Company and is one of the substantial and representative men of
his township, while those who know him intimately esteem him highly for his many admirable traits of character.
History of Iowa County, Iowa
And its People
By: James C. Dinwiddie
The S. J. Clarke Publishing Co.
Iowa County, IA
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