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Subject: Fogel/Vogel information
Date: Tue, 20 Jun 2006 11:02:01 EDT

Here is more Fogel information.


The First Ref. Church, Easton, PA.
Jan 4, 1789 Was buried a daughter of Frederick Barthold, named Elizabeth,
who died on the 2d aged 6 m, 13 days.
December 22, 1774, Mr. Kreiger m. Rosina Vogle, dau. of Mr. Vogel of
Edward Lachy m. Sarah Barthold, August 19, 1806
George Weber married Anna Vogel, July 3, 1814
Michael Mayer m. Catharine Vogel, Sept 20. 1818
Daniel Schumacher’s Records
October 13, 1764 Johann Leaonhardt baptized in Weisenberg b. Sept 5,
1764, parents
Are Johannes Sylvius and Anna sponsors were Johann Leonard Muller and Anna
Elisabeth Jagern, both single
May 9, 1766, Marie Magdalena, baptized in Ziegel’s Church, parents are
Johannes Fogel and Catharine, sponsors are Michael Kreut and wife
July 17, 1768 Johann Conrad, b. April 14, 1768 on Thursday baptized at
home, Macungie
Parents are John Fogell and Margaretha sponsors are Marie Magdalena Fogelln
as grandmother of the child.
Josiah Yeager Records
Arthur Ritter m. Elisabeth Vogel, March 5, 1834
Abraham Huber to Hannah Vogel, 1939-40
Josiah Yeaker burials
Salomon Fogel, May 5, 57 aged 71 years, 5 months and 24 days.
Anniversary History of Lehigh County, Vol 3, 1914
Philip Gabriel von Vogel, a native of Hanan, Chur Hesse, Germany, emigrated
to America upon the ship “Samuel,” which landed at Philadelphia,
8/17/1731. He was a son of Philip Carl August von Vogel, a dragon of the Royal
Prussian Cavalry, and he died in 1791. to them the patent of nobility was granted
10/2/1786. Upon arrival in American ancestor, he located in Bucks County,
Pa., but in 1734 he removed to Lynn Township, now Lehigh County, where he
owned more than 500 acres of land situated along the north side of the
Schochary hills, near New Tripoli, Pa. The homestead property is now owned by
Jacob Mosser. There the pioneer ancestor of the von Vogel family is buried in a
private burying ground situated about 125 feet due south from the present
brick house occupied by Mr. Mosser.
Philip Gabriel von Vogel upon settling in Lynn township. Erected a most
substantial log home, which served as a fort and place of refuge for himself and
the settlers of the surrounding locality against the attack of savage Indians
between the years of 1755 and 1763. The house also was the nucleus of the
Reformed branch of the Ebenezer Church, at New Tripoli; and in it the first
store was kept in the township, which business was continued for more than a
century. The pioneer was the father of five children, viz: Conrad, Johann,
Jacob; Mrs. Weber, whose descendants still reside in the same locality; and a
Mrs. Smith.
Conrad Vogel, the oldest son of Philip Gabriel, had these children born in
Lynn township: John, Philip, Mrs. Shade; Mrs. Haas; and Mrs. J. Peter
Trexler. Conrad Vogel died and his widow married Johann Vogel, her first husband’
s brother. They had the following children: Jacob, Conrad, Henry, Ms. Solomon
Griesemer; Mrs. Anna M. Mohr; Margaret, Wife of Thomas Wilson; and Solomon.
Of the above sons, Jacob died at Philadelphia, and Conrad and Henry died
for the freedom of their country in the Revolutionary War.
John Vogel, son of Conrad, the oldest son of Philip Gabriel, was born
9/15/1753, in Lynn Township. He moved to Upper Macungie township, near
Fogelsville, and died 4/25/1816. He married Rosina Shade, born in 1752 and died in
1812. They were the first couple united in marriage by Rev. Philip Henrich
Rapp at the Lehigh Church.
Solomon Fogel moved near to Breinigsville. His wife was Maria Breinig,
daughter of Col. George Breinig, of Revolutionary War fame.
John Fogel, son of Conrad, was an officer of high rank in the Revolutionary
War. He as a farmer at Fogelsville. He was married and had the following
children: John, Jacob, Benjamin, Salome, Margaret, Mary (Polly) who married
Jacob Rupp.
Hon. John Fogel, son of John, son of Conrad, son of Philip Gabriel von
Vogel, was born 8/12/1774, died 9/7/1838. He was the associate judge of Lehigh
County from 1815 to 1823. He built the first hotel and founded Fogelsville
in 1798. by trade he was a blue dyer. He was married to Catharine Stettler
and they had one son, Solomon and one daughter, Sallie, married to Jacob
Solomon Fogel, son of John was born 2/11/1801, d. 8/22/1868. He married Anna
Stahler, born April 16, 1807, died 1/28/1885. They lived at Fogelsville and
are buried there in the village graveyard. He was justice of the peace for
many years and was one of the organizers of the Catasauqua & Rogelsville
Railroad. They had the following children: Rev. Edwin J. Fogel, D. D., Dr.
Edwin M. Fogel, Dr. Philip C. Fogel, Ph.D.; Llewellyn, Mary who married Enos
Erdman, Caroline, who married Ephraim Troxell, Matilda, who married Edwin
Mickley, Clara Married to Mr. Horn, Mrs. Emma Enos, katura, Amanda, wife of Rev.
William H. Helffrich, D. D., Malinda and Agnes.
General Benjamin Fogel, son of John, was born 11/8/1790 and died 3/8/1869.
He was married to Anna Trexler, who was born 11/10/1794, and died 2/21/1885.
They are buried at Fogelsville, where many generations of the Fogel family
are buried. He was coroner of Lehigh County in 1824; member of the House of
Representatives, at Harrisburg, in 1845, and a General of the State Miltia of
Pa. for many years. Their children were as follows: Wiloughby, William B.,
Rosina, John H. and Eliza and Amelia.
Hon. Wiloughby Fogel, son of Benjamin, was born 2/20/1815, died 4/27/1872.
He was associate judge of Lehigh County from 1856 to 1866. He married Maria
Herman, daughter of Rev. Charles G. and Esther (Sassamanhousen) Herman, of
Maxatawny township. They are buried at Fogelsville, where they were devoted
children follow: Josephine H. E.; Achilles J., died in Chicago in 1911, his
wife was Mary Albright, a descendant of the Fogel family which had settled at
Leavenworth, Kansas, where Mr. Fogel is buried; Robert, died in Toledo, Ohio,
in 1897, he is buried at Fogelsville, Pa.; Dora R. died unmarried in 1885 and
is buried at Fogelsville, Pa.
Solon C. Fogel, a noted physician at Allentown, pa, is the youngest son of
Hon. Wilougby and Maria (Herman) Fogel of Fogelsville. He was educated in the
public schools at Fogelsville, Muhlenberg College, at Allentown and
graduated in medicine in the University of PA in 1874. Dr. Fogel began the
practice of profession at Fogelsville, where his success was pronounced at
Fogelsville, where he was in practice until his removal to Allentown in 1900.
He resides in a handsome residence at 36 North 12th Street, and continues
his profession in which he is held in the highest esteem. He has membership in
the Lehigh County Medical Society and the American Medical Association. Dr.
Fogel is also an enthusiastic member of the National Geographic Society, the
remarkable clear and accurate memory of Dr. Fogel places him in the front
rank of local historians. His knowledge of the history of his locality and
its peoples has made him an asset in the compilations of many family
genealogies, whose compilers are his debtors. He has one of the best amateur
collections of chinaware in eastern Pa.; his Indian relics and his very excellent
water color paintings of Rev. Frederick Herman, D. D and his wife Maria, nee
Feit; of Jacob Sassamanhausen and his wife Maria nee Grim; and the paintings
executed in 1818 of his great grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. John Fogel (Vogel) give
his home the appearance of a museum.
Dr. Solon C. B. Fogel was married to Lizzie L. Kline, daughter of the late
Hon. James F. and Mary (Kern) Kline. They are two sons: Frederick K.,
graduated from the Bethlehem Preparatory school, and took a course in electrical
engineering in the University of Pal; is now a member of the Crescent
Electric Co. at Allentown; Herman K., a graduate of the course in the Muhlenberg
College, and is now an analytic chemist.
Wilson B. Fogel, son of General Benjamin Fogel, was married to Mary
Kramlich, had two sons and four daughters, namely; Mary, who died young, is buried at
Trexlertown; Ellen married to Jacob L. Grim of Bethlehem; Frank, a wholesale
grain and lumber dealer at Allentown; Richard, was married to Ella Butz,
Alice and Lillie, widow of Frank Lichtenwalner.
Hon. John H. foegel, who was a member of the state legislature for three
terms, resided at Fogelsville, where he lived retired for many years. He
married Caroline Lichtenwalner, who died in 1898. He was born October 30, 1825,
died in 1906. They had an only daughter, Mary, wife of David H. Schall, of
Dale, Pa. They have two sons, D. Horace, a medical practioner in Dunbar,
Nebraska’ and John Fogel Schall, residing at home.
Rosina Fogel, daughter of the Honorable Benjamin Fogel, was married to John
R. Schall. Both are buried in Fairview Cemetery, Allentown. They had two
sons and two daughters, viz: Mary, widow of Hon. C. J. Erdman; Charles D.,
alderman of the 11th ward, Allentown; Rosina, widow of Tilghman Diehl; and
Harry B., Secretary of the Lehigh County Agricultural Society. Eliza Fogel,
daughter of the Honorable Benjamin Fogel, was married to George Deily, of
Catasauqua. They have a daughter, Mary, married to Peter J. Laubach, a foremost
business man of Northampton, Pa.; and George B., a most substantial citizen
of Catasauqua.
Amelia C. Fogel, the youngest child of Benjamin Fogel, married 1st to
William C. Lichtenwalner, and 2nd to T. Frank Butz. Her first husband died in
1873. They had the following children:: W. Allen of California; Ellis,
deceased; John B., a prominent physician at Omaha, Nebraska; Nora, wife of Edgar
Shimer; Irene P., wife of L. L. Anawald, leading hat merchant; Fred H.,
secretary and treasurer of the Citizens Deposit & Trust Company, Allentown; Amelia
C., by her second husband, Amelia C. Fogel Lichtenwalner Butz. No issue.
Abraham Fogel was born and reared at Stubenstown, near Bath, Pa. He was
born in1762, and died in 1846, and is buried at the Indian Land Church. He
was a saw-mill operator, and helped to cut down a number of groves in Lehigh
and Northampton Counties.
He was married to Miss Billheimer, of Bath; Issue: Jacob, lived and died at
Catasauqua; John, lived in Little Moore Township; Michael lived in
Pennsville, and was a merchant; Joseph mentioned later; Mrs. Thomas Heckman, who lived
in Bushkill township near Monroe County.
John Fogel, son of Abraham, was born in 1797, died in 1880. He is buried at
the Little Moore Township church. He was a cooper by trade, and also
conducted a farm for some years.
He was married to Kate Henry, who was reared near Danielsville.. She died
aged 40 years and was a mother of 14 children: ten of whom survive her:
Lovina, wife of Stephen Wert; Elizabeth; wife of Reuben, of Seemsville; John, of
Danielsville; Joseph of Coplay; Stephen of Millport; William; and Abraham of
the Cunningham Valley.
Joseph Fogel, son of John and Kate (Henry) Fogel, was born September 26,
1831, and died in 1912. He following boating for nine seasons. He learned the
slating business at Mauch Chunk. Later he opened a slate quarry near
Robesonia, in Berks County, which he operated for some time. In 1898, he engaged
in the dairy business at Coplay, which he conducted until 1912, when he
Mr. Fogel took an active interest in the politics of Coplay, having held the
office of councilman for thirteen years. He was a member of the Lutheran
In 1855 he married Kate Schaeffer, a daughter of George and Polly (Bush)
Schaeffer of Danielsville. She died Feb 1(?), 1891. They had these
children: George, married to Carrie Kessler, who died in 1904; Newman and Alvin E.
of West Coplay; James of Coplay; Walter, deceased and Laura.
Alvin E. Vogel, son of Joseph, was born at Danielsville, March 12, 1863. He
was reared in the slate industry, and when 18 years of age, began railroading
with the Thomas Iron company and was in their employ four years. In 1883,
he entered the employ of the Lehigh Valley R. R. and continued with them until
1900. In 1897, he lost his right arm in the Mahoning freight yards at
Lehighton. In 1899, he built the West End Hotel at West Coplay (Stiles) P. O.
His hotel was licensed in 1901, and he has been its proprietor ever since.
The hotel has eighteen well furnished rooms. He hold membership in the
following organizations: Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen; Jr. O. U. A. M.; Knights
of Mystic Chair and Loyal Order of Moose.
He was married in 1887 to Sarah Stofflet. She died in 1887. They had a
daughter, Mabel, married to John Miller. Mr. Foel married (Second) Hannah Youse,
a daughter of Gideon and Maria Youse. Unto them are born the following
children: Morris H., George Y., Francis, and Newman J.
Joseph Fogel, son of Abraham, was a cabinet maker and undertaker, lived for
a time on a small farm at Petesville, and from there he moved to Pennsville,
then to Whitehall township and finally to Wilkes-Barre, where he died, but he
was buried in Howertown Church, of which he and his family were members of
the Reformed congregation. He was first married to Mary Bichey, a daughter of
Peter and Kate (Schwartz) Bichey, and their children were: William H.,
Catharine, m. Joseph Scheirer; Mary m. Charles Trumbaur; Susan, single;
Henrietta m. Joseph Kurtz and Joseph.
Joseph Fogel married as his second wife Mary Williams, who was a daughter of
John Williams. They had these children: John; Amanda m. John Gracely and
William H. Fogel, a resident of Coplay, was born in Northampton County, Dec
31, 1843, and there worked upon the farm until he was nineteen years of age.
Afterward, he learned the carpenter trade. In 1864, he enlisted in the
Civil War, in Company G., 81st Regiment, First Brigade, First Division, 2d Army
Corps, under Col. McKiem and Capt. John Patton. After the war at different
times he was clerk in a hotel at Mauch Chunk; had charge of lime kilns at
Cementon and worked for the Coplay Cement Company. Later Mr. Fogel operated the
Philip Strauss Farm for four years; the Peter Strauss farm for one year; the
John Koch farm for some time and for fifteen years he farmed successfully
the Hon. Jeremiah Roth farm near Allentown. He then moved to Egypt where he
built himself a modern residence in which he since lives, and for five years
he was employed by the American Cement Company and for four years he was
foreman in the quarry for the Whitehall Cement Company. In 1909 he accepted the
janitorship of the public-school building in Egypt and this position he
since serves.
Politically he is a Republican and he served Whitehall township as a
supervisor. He is a member of the E. B. Young Post, No 87, F. A. R. and the
Hamilton Castle No 483, K. G. E, both of Allentown; and he and family are members
of the Reformed congregation at Egypt.
He married Maria Kohler, a daughter of Joshua Kohler and they have one son,
Herbert C., who was born April 20, 1880. He was educated in the public
schools of Allentown. He is an engineer and since 1904 he runs a steam shovel
being employed by the Lawrence Cement Company. On June 1, 1901, he married
Mamie Weaver. She is a daughter of Tilghman and Mary (Landis) Weaver. They
have a daughter, Ida M.

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