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Roman Vogt
Co. K , 21st Regiment, Missouri Volunteer Infantry

"VOGT - on Tuesday night, July 22, 1890, at his residence on the River aux Vases, Roman Vogt deid at the age of 56 years, 11 months, and 7 days.  Mr. Vogt had for some time been suffering with a bad case of throat disease, which almost prevented him from swallowing solid food.  He had contracted the disease during a nine month service in the Federal Army during the late Civil War.  He was a member of the J. Felix St. James GAR post of this place and a number of his comrades were present at the funeral, which took place in the River aux Vases cemetery, on Thurs.

"Roman Vogt was born July 30, 1833 in Windschlag, Offenburg, Baden, Germany.  He was twice married.  His first wife being Marie Louisa Gegg whom he married Jan. 28, 1858 in Zell.  She was born June 2, 1840, the daughter of Joseph Gegg and Josepha Woerther.  Six children are known: Maria Regina, Joseph William, Josephine, Anton, John Emil, and Louise Rosina.  Following the death of Louisa, Roman married Albertine Gegg, on January 1, 1877, a sister of his first wife, with whom he had lived 11 years but had no children.  A descendant relates that Roman and Albertine were married in a civil ceremony as the Catholic Church would not recognize a marriage between a brother- and sister-in-law.  Later a dispensation was granted and the marriage was recognized by the church.

"The deceased was an upright Christian and was well respected by all who knew him.  May he rest in peace. 

[Ste. Genevieve Herald, 7-26-1890; family info to them from George and Mary Beck]

"Note: Roman was drafted, in the fall of '64 in Co. K 21st Missouri Infantry.  He was discharged October 3, 1865 at Mobile, Alabama."

Tombstone gives Roman's age as 56yrs, 11mo, 7da (just as his obituary), all in German, of course.  "Hier Ruhet in Gott."

1860 Ste. Genevieve County Census
Name, Age, Birthplace
#472 VOGT
Roman, 26, Baden [Germany]
Louise, 20, MO
Mary, 1, MO
HADDICK, Anthony, 22, Baden

1880 Ste. Geneveive County Census
#240 VOGT
Name, Age, Birthplace, Father's birthplace, Mother's birthplace
Romain, 46, Baden, Baden, Baden [Germany]
Mary A., 47, Baden, Baden, Baden
Mary. 21, MO, Baden, Baden
Joseph, 28
Antoine, 13
Anna, 11
John, 6
FRITCH, William, 16, MO, Baden, Baden
Francis, 11
[Mary, Joseph, Antoine, Anna, and John are children from Roman's marriage to Louisa; William & Francis are Fritsch boys from Maria Albertina's marriage to Georg Fritsch; some younger children are missing, died?]

1890 Special Veteran's Census, Ste. Genevieve Co, MO
Vogt, Roman
Pvt Co K 21st MO Infantry
Enlisted 1864, discharged 1865
P.O. Address: Ste. Genevieve
Remarks: ruptured

Biographical information generously provided by Valerie Holifield.

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