LOUIS A. VOGLE was born March 31, 1836, in the city of Brussels, Belgium, and is a son of Gabriel L. and Josephine (Dumortier) Vogle. The father was a native of Alsace, then belonging to France, but lived in Belgium; he was an overseer for a nobleman, for twenty years, and after the nobleman's death, served his sister for two years. He then returned to Alsace, where he took a government contract up to 1852, when he came to America, and settled on a farm near Sellersville, Clark Co., Ind.; was there five years; then moved to Charleston, Ind., where he resided until his death. Louis A. was thoroughly educated in the old country, attended school eleven years, and learned the French, German and English languages perfectly. He began for himself by farming in Clark County, Ind. In 1861, at the commencement of the war, he enlisted in Company I, Twenty-third Indiana Volunteer Infantry as a private; was promoted sergeant-major and served three years, participating in the battles of Ft. Henry, Donelson, and the Atlanta campaign, Kenesaw Mountain, etc. After the close of the war he went to Paducah and was there three years. Then he bought his present farm, located on the Tennessee River, at the Star Lime Works. Beginning with 200 acres entirely unimproved he has cleared and put in cultivation ninety acres; has a peach and apple orchard and also a vineyard; has built a neat cottage residence, which he has surrounded with many adornments; has in operation extensive lime works, known as Star Lime Works and is carrying on a large country mercantile business at the same place. He has been thrice married; first to Mary A. Francis; second to Kate Thompson, who bore him one child—George E., still living with his father; his present wife is Celia E. Nickell, of Lyon County. They have four children: Florence M., Ida B., Minnie and an infant. Mr. Vogle is a member of the Masonic fraternity, K. of H. and Chosen Friends; is postmaster at the town of Star Lime Works.


Source:  J. H. Battle, W. H. Perrin, & G. C. Kniffin. Kentucky. A History of the State. Louisville, KY, Chicago, IL: Battey, 1885. Page 867.