Vogt is a German name.  It is an occupational name for a bailiff, farm manager, or other person who is a supervisor.  The name comes from Middle High German voget.  The name originally referred to someone who appeared in court on behalf of someone who was not allowed to represent himself . (Dictionary of American Family Names)


Henry Vogt and
Mary Wilhelmina Masberg (Mersbach)

Vogt farm near Tripoli Vogt home in Tripoli

The photo on the left is the farm of Henry and Wilhelmina Vogt, located near Tripoli, Iowa.  The photo on the right is their home in Tripoli, Iowa.  Henry Vogt is sitting in the chair and his wife is standing.


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