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HISTORY OF TEXAS.58:3
where lie was born in the year 1842. His
parents were Jacob A. Vogelsang and Mattie
Behrens, both of whom were also natives of
Oldenburg, where they belonged to the respectable,
well-to-do middle class. The father
was well educated in the schools of his native
country, and in early life engaged in teaching.
He followed contentedly his calling
until the government of 1848 was inaugurated
and began the acts of tyranny, which
rendered it odious to so many German citizens;
when, in 1850, he left his native country
and came to America. His destination
was Texas, and the ocean voyage from Bremen,
Germany, to Galveston, this State. was
accomplished in the usual time and by the
usual route of travel of those days. From
Galveston he went to Houston, and thence
to Austin county, where he settled on a farm
and after a year's residence purchased land,
and engaged extensively in argricultural pursuits.
He died in Austin county in 1889, at
the age of eighty-five. His wife died in the
same county in 1878. They left four children:
Dora, wife of H. Mier, of Austin
county; Theodore, a resident of the same
county; Ernest, of Milam county; and
Frederick the subject of this sketch.
Frederick Vogelsang was eight years old
when his parents came to Texas and settled
in Austin county. His boyhood and youth
were passed in this county. What little education
he received was obtained at home, the
schools in this State during his youth being
poor, and he being of too delicate a constitution
to attend even such as there were. At
the age of twenty he entered the Confederate
army, enlisting in March, 1862, in Company
A, Twentieth Texas Regiment, with
which he served during the remainder of
the war. From 1865 to 1869 he resided on
a farm in Austin county, and was engaged
in agricultural pursuits. From 1869 to
1877 lie and his brother Ernest conducted a
mercantile business in Austin county, and
from 1877 to 1883 he followed farming and
stock-raising in that county. In the last
named year he and his brother Ernest came
to Milami county, and purchased a large tract
of land, consisting of about 3,000 acres, to
which they added about 2,000 acres at a later
date, and on which they settled and have
been since engaged in farming and the stock
business. This is one of the finest bodies of
land in the county, all of it being susceptible
of cultivation and lying convenient to market.
Only a small part of it has as yet been
put in cultivation, but all of it is under fence
and on it is running a large number of
horses and cattle. Mr. Vogelsang remains
closely at home, and gives his attention to
farming and the stock business.
In 1875 he married Augusta Schllwarting,
a daughter of John and Sophia Schwarting,
and a native of Oldenburg, Germany. The
issue of this union has been eight children;
Ida, Freda, Ernest, Theodore, Hermine, Jacob,
William and Helmuth.
f E ENRY GREGG, deceased, the subject
of this sketch, a former well-known
JJ citizen of Burleson county, comes of
one of the pioneer families of Texas,
being a son of John and Sallie Gregg, who
came to Texas in 1840. The Gregg family
was from Alabama, and at the time of its
removal to Texas consisted of father, mother
and six children. Washington county, then
supposed to be the garden spot of the Republic,
was their destination, to which point they
were making their way by slow stages, travel
HfSTORY F EXS
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