Joseph Vogel, retired, is a substantial and highly esteemed citizen of Columbus, where he has lived for many
years. He was born at Batavia, New York, September 25, 1846, the son of Andrew and Barbara (Schwartz) Vogel.
Andrew Vogel was born in Alsace-Lorraine, and was among the earliest settlers of Columbus. He spent a number of
years at Batavia, New York, and after coming to Columbus engaged in farming, his farm being located on Cassady
Avenue, just north of Broadway, on the east side of the road. This thirty acre farm, purchased by Mr. Vogel for
thirty dollars per acre, was sold in 1900 for 500.00 per acre. Mr. Vogel died October 13, 1859, and is buried in
the old Broad Street Cemetery, now part of Bexley. His wife died July 9, 1904, at the age of eighty four years,
and is buried in Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Columbus. Their children were: Anthony, deceased; Elizabeth, unmarried,
lives at 1560 East Main Street, Columbus; John and Caroline, both deceased; Phillip, lives at 1381 East Main Street,
Columbus; Margaret Yockem, lives in Columbus; and Joseph, the subject of this sketch.
Joseph Vogel was two years old when his parents came to Columbus in 1848 and settled on a farm in the present city
limits. He attended the parochial schools and followed farming until 1885, at which time he entered the employ
of the Hocking Valley Railway. Mr. Vogel continued in the company's employ until 1919, when he retired. He is now
eighty four years of age.
Mr. Vogel was married in Columbus to Miss Elizabeth Litz, a native of Columbus. She is now eighty three years of
age and lives with her husband at 221 Hanford Street. She is the daughter of Henry and Salome (Steinmetz) Litz.
He was born January 6, 1800, and died January 25, 1888, and his wife, born in 1815, died November 25, 1885. Both
were natives of Alsace-Lorraine. To Mr. and Mrs. Vogel were born six children, as follows: Mary, a teacher, lives
in Cincinnati, Ohio; Joseph, deceased; Rev. Bernard, pastor of St Leo's Catholic Church, Columbus; Cecelia, teacher,
lives in Cincinnati, Ohio; Clara, deceased; and Margaret, lives at home.
Mr. Vogel has always been a Democrat. He and his wife are members of the Catholic Church, and he holds membership
in St. John's Society.
History of Franklin County, Ohio
Historical Publishing Company
Topeka - Indianapolis 1930
Franklin County, OH
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