Biography of Clarence J. Vogel
Columbiana County, OH Biographies

Clarence J. Vogel, sales manager of Frederick J. Dando, is a progressive young business man of Wellsville. He was born in Pittsburgh, June 21, 1893, and is the son of John S. and Annie (Fleichsig) Vogel.

John S. Vogel, who lives retired with his son in Wellsville, was born in Pittsburgh. He was a millwright by trade and later in life an engineer. He is a Republican and a member of the Lutheran Church, of which he has served as treasurer for several years. His wife died in March, 1921, and is buried in Pittsburgh. To Mr. and Mrs. Vogel were born nine children, five of whom are deceased. The others are: Stella, a nurse, lives in Pittsburgh; Clarence J., the subject of this sketch; W. R., engaged in business in Pittsburgh, is a veteran of the World War; and Charles R., also a World War veteran, lives in Ashtabula, Ohio, where he is connected with an orchestra and is also a teacher of music. He served during the war as a member of the 107th Field Artillery, 28th Division, and was severely wounded and gassed while at the front.

Clarence J. Vogel attended the public schools of Pittsburgh and began life as a newsboy. He learned the machinist's trade when a young man and was connected with the Pressed Steel Car Company of Pittsburgh for five years, after which he entered the employ of the McLain Fire Brick Company in 1916 as office manager. He was later made superintendent of the company's plant at New Salisbury, Ohio, and in 1920 came to Wellsville as sales manager and engineer. Mr. Vogel has extensive business interests in Pittsburgh, being a partner in business with his brother, Walter R. They are dealers in musical instruments and the firm is known as Vogel Brothers. He is also a business partner of Walter B. Urling, and they own and operate a motion picture theater in Wellsville.

On July 31, 1914, Mr. Vogel was married to Miss Caroline Workman, who was born at Beaver City, Pa., Oct. 23, 1893, the daughter of George W. and Lucretia (Thompson) Workman. Mr. and Mrs. Workman, who reside at Beaver City, have six children: Alice, married Walter B. Urling, lives at Wellsville; Mrs. Vogel; Glenythe, deceased, was the wife of Louis Urging; Elizabeth, married Winston Beglin, lives at Midland, Pa.; Shannon, engaged in the real estate business at Beaver City, Pa.; and Adele, at home.

Mr. and Mrs. Vogel have five sons: Paul, born Oct. 25, 1915; Theodore, born July 14, 1917; Jack, born July 10, 1919; William, born Sept. 30, 1922; and Donald, born Oct. 10, 1924.

Mr. Vogel is identified with the Republican party in politics, is a member of the Presbyterian Church, the Masonic and Elk lodges, and belongs to the Kiwanis Club. He has an excellent standing in Wellsville and is highly esteemed.

History of Columbiana County, Ohio
By: Harold B. Barth
Historical Publishing Company
Topeka-Indianapolis 1926

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