Biography of Frank A. Voegele
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Frank A. Voegele. Throughout his life Mr. Voegele has been identified with the interests of Voegele Brothers, and he is recognized as one of the able and highly successful business men of Mansfield. He was born in this city, Feb. 12, 1878, the son of William F. Voegele, Sr., a sketch of whom appears elsewhere in this history.

Frank A. Voegele is a graduate of the public schools of Mansfield and as a youth entered the offices of his father. He became a member of the firm in 1911 and on Jan. 2, 1916, was elected executive head of the business. Voegele Brothers are extensive dealers in coal and carry on a wholesale and retail business. They are exclusive agents in this territory for Ignito, Radium, Kentucky Belle, and Dundon Red Ash Coal. The firm also handles builders' supplies, with the exception of lumber, glass and hardware. They have the exclusive agency for U. S. G. Products, Lehigh Cement, Bessemer Cement, Bessemer Waterproof Cement, and Bessemer Mortar Cement. The company are local representatives of the Metal Brick & Tile Company, Greendale Brick Company, and Everhard Brick Company. Offices of the company are located at 199 North Main Street.

Mr. Voegele is also a director of the Richland Trust Company and a director of the Mansfield Savings Bank & Trust Company.

On June 17, 1903, Mr. Voegele was united in marriage with Miss Charlotte Fitzgerald, the daughter of William H. and Henrietta (Burke) Fitzgerald, natives of Canada and Cleveland, Ohio, respectively. They are now residents of Cleveland, where Mr. Fitzerald engaged in the electrical business for many years. He is now retired. To Mr. and Mrs. Voegele were born three children: Gerald, a graduate of University School, Cleveland, attends the University of Michigan, lives at home; Virginia, a graduate of Ogontz School for Girls, lives at home; and Albert, attends Mansfield High School.

In politics Mr. Voegele is independent. He is an active member of St. Matthews Lutheran Church, and belongs to Mansfield Lodge, F. & A. M., No. 35; Mansfield Chapter, R. A. M., No. 28; Mansfield Council, R. & S. M. M., No. 94; Mansfield Commandery, K. T., No. 21; Dayton Consistory, 32nd degree; Mansfield Scottish Rite Society; Knights of Pythias; and B. P. O. Elks, No. 56. He is a charter member of West Brook Country Club, and belongs to the Chamber of Commerce.


From:
History of North Central Ohio
Embracing Richland, Ashland, Wayne,
Medina, Lorin, Huron and Knox Counties
BY: William A. Duff
Historical Publishing Company
Topeka-Indianapolis 1931


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