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
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
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