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Vogt, John 1858 - 1935


Posted By: Reid R. Johnson (email)
Date: 9/19/2017 at 12:25:44

Clayton County Register, Thur., 31 Jan. 1935.

Mr. John Vogt, son of Mr. Fred Vogt and Sophia Vogt, nee Kaddelmann, was born March 26, 1858, in Clayton county, near Clayton Center, Iowa. He died at his home in Farmersburg, Iowa, January 22, 1935, at 12:45 a.m.

As an infant Mr. Vogt was brought to baptism and made a child of God, thereby becoming an heir of the kingdom of heaven. When he had reached the age of proper understanding he was according to the word of God instructed in the will of God as it has been revealed in Sacred Writ, and confirmed in the Lutheran faith at Clayton Center. In his confirmation he made a promise of faithfulness to his God and to his church, a promise which he kept to his death, being a constant member of the St. John's Lutheran church, Farmersburg, Iowa.

The childhood days of Mr. John Vogt were spent with his parents. As he grew to young manhood, he worked on the farm as hired help, finally serving as foreman on the Judge Crary farm until he began to farm for himself. This occupation he carried on successfully in Farmersburg township for about 45 years, retiring in 1926 to his present home in Farmersburg.

In 1881 Mr. Vogt was married to Miss Bertha Pahlas, and together with her settled on his farm east of Farmersburg. This union was blessed with two children, John and Henry. But here Mr. Vogt was to realize that we all do fade as a leaf, when his son, Henry, was taken in infancy, and after but five years of married life, also his wife, and some time later his son, John.

On Dec. 19, 1888, he was united in marriage with Miss Minnie Doerring, who was to continue to be his faithful and loving wife until the time of his death. This union was blessed with five children, one son, Roy, preceding his father in death.

It was with a heavy heart that the children and the wife saw their father and husband, five weeks ago take seriously ill. It was he of whom the children have said: A faithful and kind father having the interest of his children at heart, also in his declining years. And of whom the wife has said: A loving, kind and thoughtful husband. Age and sickness had come. No matter what was done, all the faithful service could not alter the condition as God had arranged it. It was as Mr. Vogt himself said: "Man thinks and God wills." On Saturday afternoon, Mr. Vogt partook of Holy Communion, through which God grants the worthy communicant forgiveness of all his sins. Finally on Monday night Mr. Vogt was called from this world into the world beyond. His death was caused by an attack of gall stones. He reached the age of 76 years, nine months and 27 days.

The parents as well as his brothers and sisters have preceded him in death.

He leaves to mourn his passing his wife and four children; Mr. Alvin Vogt of Farmersburg; Mr. Hugo Vogt of Farmersburg; Mr. Lester Vogt of Elkader; and Mrs. Harvey Schultz of Postville; two grandchildren, LuNida Vogt and JoAnn Schultz; also a host of relatives and friends. May he rest in peace and the eternal light shine..


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