Saturday, February 22, 2014

J. Voigt

A tombstone for J. Voigt is found at Sandusky's Oakland Cemetery. The surname Voigt is sometimes spelled Vogt.

At Sandusky Library, a book entitled CEMETERIES OF ERIE COUNTY, OHIO, compiled by Marjorie Loomis Cherry, about 1935, records this information about the tombstone of J. Voigt/Vogt:

J. Vogt
Died 1888
Age 23

The inscription on the tombstone records the date of death for J. Voigt as February 22, 1888. The indication of years is illegible, but the tombstone records 7 months and 19 days as part of the age for Mr. Voigt. At the top of the tombstone is an inscription in the German language.

SANDUSKY "EINST UND JETZT" lists several families with the Vogt/Voigt surname, and there are Voigt/Vogt families residing in both Ottawa and Erie Counties in the 1880 U.S. Census, accessible at Family Search. To date, we do not have enough solid information to learn the parents of J. Voigt who died in 1888. He would have been born about 1865, according to the records in the book CEMETERIES OF ERIE COUNTY, OHIO.

I would be glad to learn more about this young man who died so young, if anyone has more details about J. Voigt/Vogt. Thanks!

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