Biography of Hon. William F. Voegele
North Central Ohio Biographies

Hon. William F. Voegele. One of the citizens of real worth in Richland County is William F. Voegele, who has successfully engaged in the practice of law in Mansfield for the past thirty years. He was born in this city, Oct. 1, 1876, the son of William F. and Mary (Ackerman) Voegele.

A complete sketch of William F. Voegele, Sr., appears elsewhere in this history.

William F. Voegele spent his boyhood in Mansfield and received his education in the public schools, from which he was graduated in 1896. He received the degree of LL. B. at Ohio State University in 1900, and has since engaged in practice in Mansfield. He was associated in practice with Judge Brucker under the firm name of Brucker & Voegele, from 1909 until 1913, at which time C. H. Henkel became a member of the firm. Since July, 1917, Mr. Voegele has practiced alone. He has offices in the Mohican Building.

Mr. Voegele has numerous business interests in the city. He is associated in the wholesale and retail coal and builders supply business with his brother, Frank A. Voegele. He is also a director of the Barnes Manufacturing Company, and a director of the Citizens Savings & Loan Company. He is attorney for the Mansfield Savings Bank & Trust Company. For 22 years Mr. Voegele has been a trustee of the Madison Township Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Building Association.

On June 4, 1902, Mr. Voegele was united in marriage with Miss Mary Kennedy Stewart, the daughter of Dr. John Sloane and Mary (Kennedy) Stewart, natives of Pennsylvania, both now deceased. Doctor Stewart was a graduate of Western Reserve University and was a leading physician and surgeon of Mansfield. To Mr. and Mrs. Voegele were born three children: 1. Mary Susanne, a graduate of Sullins College, Bristol, Va., and Lake Erie College, married in September, 1926, to Gaylord W. Bahl, Jr., of West Ausdale, Ohio. They have a daughter, Mary Ann. 2. Mildred Ann, attended Ohio State University. She has studied in Norway and France and is an accomplished violinist. 3. Jane Stewart, who attends Mansfield High School.

In politics Mr. Voegele is identified with the Democratic party. He has served as mayor of Mansfield and is a member of the Richland County Democratic Executive Committee and the Democratic Central Committee. He is identified with the Richland County, Ohio State, and American Bar associations, and belongs to the Richland County Law Library Association. He holds membership in the First Presbyterian Church and has the following lodge and club affiliations: Mansfield Lodge, No. 35, F. & A. M.; Mansfield Chapter, R. A. M., No. 28; Mansfield Council, R. & S. M. M., No. 94; Mansfield Commandery, K. T., No. 21, past commander; Dayton Consistory, 32d degree; Baku Grotto, M. O. V. P. E. R., life member and past monarch; Al Koran Temple; B. P. O. Elks, No. 56, past exalted ruler; Independent Order of Odd Fellows; Sigma Nu fraternity; Kiwanis Club; Westbrook Country Club; and the Chamber of Commerce. He is an honorary member of McLaughlin Post, No. 131, Grand Army of the Republic. He was one of the original members of Company M, Eighth Regiment, Ohio National Guard, having enlisted in February, 1892.

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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