Biography of Charles Vogt

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CHARLES VOGT, merchant, was born near Hesse-Cassel, Germany, in 1835, son of William and Catharine Vogt. He came to Cook County in 1845. and helped his father on a farm in Wheeling Township. for ten years. lie then engaged as salesman for J. M. Schaffer for four years: then, in company with his father, bought the business, in four years purchasing his father's interest, and from that time until 1881 he carried on the business alone. lu that year he formed a partnership with Eumel Sigwalt. and the business is now conducted under the firm name of Vogt & Sigwalt. They carry a full stock of general merchandise. Mr. Vogt was married, in 1857, to Miss Josephine, daughter of Napolean and Salome Periolate; they have had three children, all deceased. He is a member of the Presbyterian Church: is also a member of the Masonic fraternity. A. F. & A. M., Virtrnvins Lodge. No. 81. and has been Town Clerk and school director. He has been Postmaster and Deputy of Wheeling for twenty-four consecutive years.


FROM:
History of Cook County, Illinois
From the earliest period to the present time.
BY: A. T. Andreas
A. T. Andreas, Publisher
Chicago 1884.