George A. Vogt, a prosperous representative of agricultural interests in this county, owning one hundred and
eighty acres of land in Washington township, was born in Marengo, April 17, 1873, of the union of Franz A. and
Anna (Renz) Vogt, both natives of Wurtemberg, Germany. The father was a young man of twenty two years when he emigrated
to the United States and for some time followed his trade, that of shoemaking, in Philadelphia, and later in Iowa
City, Iowa. For twenty four years he farmed and then returned to Iowa City, when he again worked at his trade.
He is still living at the age of seventy four years, and his wife is seventy years old. Her parents settled in
Sheboygan, Wisconsin, after coming to the United States, although they first stopped for a short time at Buffalo,
New York. Subsequently they removed to Iowa City. Mr. and Mrs. F. A. Vogt became the parents of nine children,
six sons and three daughters: George A.; Philip; Albert; William, who died when ten years of age; Henry; Anna;
Edward and Wanda, twins; and Mamie, who died when ten years of age.
George A. Vogt has always followed the occupation of farming, to which he was reared, and now operates one hundred
and eighty acres of land on section 21, Washington township. He makes a specialty of raising Duroc Jersey hogs
and ships a large number annually.
On the 7th of March, 1899, Mr. Vogt was married to Miss Blanche Heager, of Amana township, who is a daughter of
Frederick and Anna (Novak) Heager, both of whom are still living. Her father has made farming his life work and
is a well known and prosperous agriculturist. The two sisters of Mrs. Vogt are Tracy and Anna. To our subject and
his wife has been born a son, Frank Fred, whose birth occurred on the 17th of March, 1900.
The family attend the Lutheran church and take great interest in the moral welfare of their community. Mr. Vogt
supports the democratic party, as he believes firmly in the wisdom of its policies, and he has served as road master,
township trustee and school director. A native of this county, he has passed his entire life here and those who
have known him intimately since boyhood are his loyal friends.
History of Iowa County, Iowa
And its People
By: James C. Dinwiddie
The S. J. Clarke Publishing Co.
Iowa County, IA
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