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Obituary of GEORGE VOGT
Death of George Vogt
Well Known Citizen Had Occupied
The Same Home in Larned for
Forty-Four Years

The community was saddened last Friday morning by the news of the death of George Vogt, for nearly forty-five years a resident of Larned, and one of its well known and well beloved citizens.

George Vogt was born in Franklin, Iowa, June 16, 1854 and died at his home in Larned, May 24, 1929, at the age of 74 years, 11 months, and 8 days. He was married to Louisa Haeffner, October 10, 1878, in Franklin, Iowa.

They moved to Kansas in 1885, locating in Larned, and have resided in the same house here for forty-four years.

In his youth Mr. Vogt had worked with his father in his shop and learned the profession of shoe-making. He installed a shop here upon his arrival and was actively engaged in this business for over fifty years, retiring about two years ago on account of poor health, leaving the shop in charge of his two sons, Gus and Edward, who have long been associated with him in the business.
In 1886 George Vogt and his brother, Henry, who was associated with him in the shoe business at that time, built the building at 621 Broadway, now owned by H. Kling.

Mr. and Mrs. Vogt celebrated their golden wedding anniversary the tenth of last October with a family reunion at the home, which was attended by all their children. This was a happy occasion in the Vogt home and they were the recipients of many lovely gifts from their friends and relatives.

Mr. Vogt was loved and esteemed by all who knew him, being a man of high character, a devoted husband, an affectionate father and a fine neighbor, and enjoyed a quiet home life.

He was only confined to his bed the last two weeks and passed away at his home in this city last Friday morning.
He is survived by his widow, four sons, Gustave E. Edward F. Herman H., of Larned, and Raleigh G., of Chicago, Ill., five daughters, Mrs. C. P. Fox and Mrs. J. A. Steele, of Bartlesville, Okla., Mrs. W. O. Painter, of Hutchinson, and Mrs. G. I. Millet and Rena S. Vogt of Larned. Three other children died in infancy.
Funeral services were held at the residence Monday at 2:00 p.m., the Rev. Charles Kitch, of Great Bend, officiating.

The large number of floral tributes were evidence of the high esteem in which Mr. Vogt was held by friends and neighbors and the community.

Transcribed and Contributed by Richard Schwartzkopf

Last Updated:  Friday, November 25, 2005 00:04:56

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