Remembering WWI on Armistice Day

Louis F. Vogel was a native of Newark who served in the U.S. Army during World War I. He was born on Dec. 2, 1888. He was the youngest of three sons and the third oldest of four children born to Henry and Johanna Vogel, each of whom was born in Germany. Henry Vogel was a carpenter, and the family lived for many years at 11 Stengel Ave. in Newark, also on Rose Street. The 1930 U.S. Census listed Vogel as a clerk in Newark City Hall, although he also worked as a seed company accountant and as a longtime freight rate adjuster with the Pennsylvania Railroad. U.S. veteran records list his Army service beginning on Nov. 18, 1917, and extending to Dec. 17, 1918. After retiring, Vogel spent any number of years in Newark as a “buffalo,” a member of the public who regularly sits in on legal cases as an interested observer. He died at the Raritan Valley Hospital in Green Brook, NJ, on Nov. 22, 1973.

Research by Guy Sterling.

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