Marvin Roesch, seated second from right, welcomed all of his Vogel relatives to the Arnold Historical Society Museum on Sunday, Nov. 4. Marvin recounted the entire Vogel family genealogy from their home in Baden, Germany in 1852 to arriving in America the second time to stay in 1854. The first boat arrived in New York during a cholera epidemic and the youngest daughter, Francisca, died. So the family return to Baden.
The second time they arrived by steamboat to New Orleans, purchased some land in St. Louis, and finally drove by horse and wagon to Jefferson County where they purchased 100 acres on Old Lemay Ferry Road just west of Maxville. The home they built out of logs still stands today.
Marvin presented a picture of his great-great Grandfather, Charles Karl Vogel, to Bernie Wilde, president of the Arnold Historical Society. The 12X16 picture is held by Terry Roesch. Charles Karl Vogel enlisted in the Union Army and was assigned to the 4th Regiment Missouri Calvary. He mustered out of the Union Army on November 30, 1865 in New Orleans. The event was videotaped and will be available on DVD.