Niagara County

1897 Biography - Jacob B. Vogt

Vogt, Jacob B., was born at Niagara Falls, N. Y., April 11, 1852, a son of Jacob J. Vogt, a prosperous farmer of that place, now retired. Jacob B. Vogt was educated in the public schools at Niagara Falls and De Veaux College and later took a course in Bryant & Stratton's Business College at Buffalo. After finishing his schooling in 1871, he returned to his father's farm and remained there until 1873, when upon coming of age his father set off for him from his farm, 150 acres of cleared land, which he cultivated and from which he received the proceeds until 1882, at which time he purchased that plot of land from his father and continued at farming, and in 1889 bought twenty acres more of the home farm. During the land boom of 1891 he sold 165 acres from his farm at a good round sum an acre and built for himself a handsome residence on the remaining five acres, where he now resides, leading the quiet life of a retired farmer. Mr. Vogt has dealt extensively in real estate and has been successful in all of his operations. October 18, 1876, he married Mary S. Whitney, a daughter of John and Elizabeth (Garrett) Whitney of Niagara Falls, and they have four children, J. Whitney, Catherine E., Charles W. and Clarence B.

Contributed 2017 by Lisa Slaski from Landmarks of Niagara County, New York, by William Pool, D. Mason & Co., Syracuse, NY, 1897

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