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Augusta Vogt, Babylon, Fulton Co.

Augusta Vogt came to Illinois in 1885 when she was about 8 years old. She had been living with one family for eight years when she wrote a letter to the asylum in 1895. Unfortunately for me, this period coincides with the missing 1890 census, so we do not know who she lived with.

Could the woman in this photograph be the same Augusta Vogt? She was born to German parents in Pennsylvania and appeared with them in the 1880 census. That family had no records of the parents' deaths or their existence after 1880. Augusta Vogt lived in Fulton County her entire adult life and married John H. Pool in 1899 in Knox County.

The only way of confirming or disproving this question could be the records of the New York Juvenile Asylum!


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