Goodspeed's History of Southeast Missouri
Biographies of Mississippi County, 1888


Frederick A. Vogley

Frederick    A.    Vogley,
     proprietor of the Vogley Saw Mills, located on the St. Louis, Arkansas
     & Texas Railroad, two and one-half miles from  Hibbard,  Mo.,  was
     born in Switzerland in 1851. He is one of seven children born  to  the
     union of Christian Vogley and Susannah Von Neiderhausem.  The  parents
     removed to America when the subject of this  sketch  was  about  three
     years of age. Landing in New Orleans Mr. Vogley removed his family  to
     Louisville, Ky. He was a tailor, and worked at his trade in that  city
     until about 1859, when he removed to New Philadelphia, Ohio, remaining
     until the spring of 1882, when  he  came  to  Southeast  Missouri.  He
     located in St. James Township, Mississippi County, where  he  died  in
     June after his arrival. To them were  born  Frederick  A.,  Alice  E.,
     Christian, Samuel, Caroline  (Mrs.  Lee  Grim,  of  New  Philadelphia,
     Ohio), William A. and Sophia  M.  (Mrs.  George  W.  Foust).  Sophia's
     husband resides near Mr. Vogley's mill, and  she  is  his  bookkeeper.
     William A. is a graduate of the National Normal University at Lebanon,
     Ohio and is now principal of the school of Dadeville, Ala.  After  Mr.
     Vogley's death Mrs. Vogley moved back to  Ohio,  and  was  married  to
     William Weal, of Wesh descent. Frederick A. came to Southeast Missouri
     in 1879, and engaged in farming in St.  James  Township.  In  1866  he
     erected the mills before mentioned, in which he employs  fifteen  men.
     He owns about 800 acres of land, with 100 acres under cultivation.  He
     married Malinda Harney, who was  born  at  Blake's  Mills,  Ohio.  Her
     parents were born  in  Switzerland.  Mr.  and  Mrs.  Vogley  have  two
     children: Naoma (born on January 26, 1872)  and  Viola  May  (born  on
     September 21, 1886). They are rearing a boy, Peter Moran, whose father
     died in the hospital at Memphis, Tenn. Mr. and Mrs. Vogley are members
     of the German Baptist Church.

Robert Vowels

Robert Vowels,  a  farmer  of
     Mississippi County, was born in Nelson County, Ky., November 24, 1841.
     His parents, Henry and Elizabeth J. (Ice) Vowels, were both natives of
     Kentucky, and of the hardy Scotch-Irish lineage. The forefathers  were
     among the early settlers of Kentucky. Henry Vowels was reared  in  his
     native State, where he remained until 1860, when he, with his  family,
     immigrated to Mississippi County, Mo., coming down the Ohio River on a
     steamer. Landing at Bird's Point, he located in  the  neighborhood  of
     Robert Vowel's present home, and resided there till his  death,  which
     occurred in 1880. His wife, by whom he had eleven  children,  died  in
     1865. Eight of their children are living: Robert, Mary E. (Mrs. Nelson
     B. Brewer), Elizabeth (Mrs. Joseph A. Barker), Thomas, George,  James,
     Alexander and Nancy (Mrs. George Armer). The subject  of  this  sketch
     spent his youth on his father's farm in Kentucky, being about nineteen
     years of age when he removed with his parents to  Mississippi  County,
     Mo. He remained with them until 1862, when he began work for  himself,
     since which time he has been engaged in agricultural pursuits. In 1870
     he purchased 160 acres of land, it being the same upon  which  he  now
     resides, of which about  100  acres  are  under  cultivation.  He  was
     married in 1866 to Mary E. Hutchinson, a native of Tennessee,  and  to
     them eight children have been born, viz: Thomas, Cora, Jessie, Andrew,
     Netty, Charles, Florence, and an infant unnamed (deceased). Mr.  Vowel
     is  a  member  of  the  Agricultural  Wheel.  Politically  he   is   a

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