Biography of Peter Bogert
Oneida County, NY Biographies





In the pages of Oneida County's history in that department devoted to its agricultural interests the name of Peter Bogert is prominently seen, for during a long period he was closely associated with agricultural interests here and his enterprise, diligence and perseverance constituted the basis of well earned success and fortune. He was one of Oneida county's native sons, his birth having occurred in Utica, May 5, 1823, but when only a year old he was brought to Deerfield by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Bogert. His education was largely acquired in the schools of Utica. After reaching adult age he established a home of his own by his marriage to Miss Sarah Elizabeth Harter, a representative of one of the best known families of Oneida county, a daughter of Richard and Rachel (Lewis) Harter and a granddaughter of Nicholas Harter, who was one of the soldiers of the Revolutionary war. The history of her family is given under the caption of Richard Harter on another page of this work. Mrs. Bogert was born in Deerfield, May 7, 1826, and after attending the public schools of her native village became a student in the Female Academy at Utica. She grew to womanhood under the inspiring influences of a happy home and on June 2, 1870, gave her hand in marriage to Peter Bogert. Following his marriage Mr. Bogert engaged in general farming. He was recognized as a man of superior business ability, manifesting keen insight in the solution of business problems, and by his well managed and capably conducted interests he amassed a fortune.

Mr. Bogert gave his political allegiance to the republican party and ever kept well informed on the questions and issues of the day hut did not seek nor desire office, preferring to concentrate his energies upon his business affairs. In religious belief he was an Episcopalian. He died September 14, 1884, and was laid to rest in Forest Hill cemetery at Utica, having spent his entire life in Oneida county, where his many good qualities won him the friendship and high regard of all. He was ever mindful of the duties and obligations of life and appreciative of its social amenities.

Mrs. Bogert still survives her husband and resides in the commodious old brick homestead on Schuyler road in Deerfield with her sister Matilda. She is a valued member of the Westminster Presbyterian church and has a wide circle of friends and acquaintances in Oneida county. Her home is one of the pleasant gathering places and has long been noted for its hospitality. Although she has now reached the age of eighty five years, she is still a remarkably well preserved woman and keeps in touch with the trend of the times and the questions of the day. Her acquaintance in this part of the county is a very wide one and all esteem her because of her charitable spirit, her kindly deeds and her loyalty to the church in which she holds membership.

From:
History of Oneida County, New York
From 1700 to the present time
of some of its prominent men and pioneers.
By: Henry J. Cookinham
The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company
Chicago 1912


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