The following Biographical sketch was copied from the book "HISTORY AND BIOGRAPHY COUNTIES OF WHITE AND PULASKI, INDIANA. Historical and Biographical. Illustrated. Chicago; F.A. Battey & Co., Publishers. 1883. page 763, Tippecanoe Township, Pulaski County, Indiana.
"D. VOGEL was born in Alsace (then a French possession) February 24, 1824, and is the eldest of three boys born to D. and MARIE (MAETER) VOGEL, viz., our subject, GEORGE and JOHN. The father was born in Germany in 1796, is a tailor and a farmer, and is now living in Germany with his son JOHN. Our subject came to America in 1854, landing at New York; he then came to Plymouth, this state, worked about a year, and then, in 1855, came to Monterey, (Pulaski County, Indiana). He began working at shoe-making when fifteen years of age, and has continued in the business until the present time. In 1845, he was drafted into the French Army, and served for seven years. He was married, December 22, 1857, to MARY MAHLER, who has given birth to five children, of whom the living are named JOHN, SARAH, EMMA and MARTHA. Since MR. VOGEL came to America, he has worked very hard, but has reaped his reward, for he has acquired over 400 acres of land, and is doing a good business at shoemaking in Monterey."