John Walker Vogt
Notable and Early Settler

John Walker Vogt, third son of Col. Jesse L. Vogt, killed at Chestnut Ridge, in front of Atlanta, August 3, 1864, and Nancy Vogt, daughter of Sylvanus Walker, of Green county, Ga., was born in Hancock county, Ga., on the 4th day of October, 1857. He was educated at Mt. Zion, Ga. , a school conducted by ex-Governor Northern, of Georgia, and at Ocala, Fla., at the East Florida Seminary. He was the only living brother of Albertus Vogt, of Phosphate and oil fame. In 1889 he came to Dunnellon, and in November of that year he was married to the beautiful and accomplished daughter (Maggie) of Mr. and Mrs. William Vassie, of Hamilton, Ontario. Three children are living from their union, Addie, a girl of ten, Willie, seven, and John W. Jr., five years old.

On Sunday, the 11 instant, at 11 o’clock a. m., he passed away. In his lifetime he had been interested largely in phosphate, mercantile and banking interests of Florida. He leaves a large insurance in that most reliable company, the Manhattan Life of New York, besides large landed interests in Marion and Levy counties.

The remains were interred in the family graveyard near his residence Monday, with Rev. C. C. Gaines of Lebanon, officiating. Dunnellon Advocate---The deceased had many friends in Ocala, where he resided for a short time some six years ago, having purchased the livery stable formerly conducted by Capt. E. B. Richardson. He disposed of thid property and returned to his plantation west of Dunnellon.

To the widow and children of the deceased, the Star extends sympathy and condolence, which is shared by the many friends of the late John W. Vogt. Peace to his ashes.

Source: Ocala Evening Star: 8-17-1901

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