Manuscripts/Mixed Material [George William Vogel]
Mr. Vogel related seeing Chief Tecumsah's grave. He was buried 5 miles from Piqua, Ohio. Mr. Vogel related that he was a great warrior. Mr. Vogel thinks that [Sious?] Indian tribe is the finest tribe he has ever met. He could communicate with the Indians by signs.
A Member of the Vigilante Group, at Huerfano County, Colorado.
Mr. Vogel was a member of a vigilante group in the early 70's, in Colorado and remembers having seen 4 hangings in one night. Each man hung pleaded guilty. Mr. Vogel said he and a friend named “Jim” had been very fortunate in never having drawn a number from the hat, which would have compelled them to help in the hangings. He was a member of this group for three years. He had witnessed other lunchings by invitation, but had never helped in any of them. Euerfano (Spanish) means Orphan.
Mr. Vogel was a great fisherman and sportsman. He loved the Great Out Doors.” “People of today have missed the color and excitement that it was my privilege to take part in.”
1. Anna W. Lucas Vogel. 1st wife died after seven years of marrige leaving no children.
2. Martha Roberts Vogel. Was another of the following children: Mrs. Mary Vogel Cameron, Salt Lake City, Utah Mrs. Nettie Vogel Kendall, 3200 Harrison Avenue, Ogden, Utah. Dr. George Vogel, 1052 Darling Street, Ogden, Utah Peter Vogel, Delaware.
Mr. Vogel attended the 56th annual department of Utah encampment at “The Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks.” Salt Lake City, Lodge Number 85, in SAlt Lake City, Saturday May 7, 1938. There were 5 members of the Grand Army of the Republic present at this convention. Mr. Vogel was presented a card, which entitled him to free meals at any city, whether at home or abroad, where there was a Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks. He was very proud of it and stated that he never needed to go hungry.
Mr. Vogel has a Book of Remembrance.