Louis BOGNER, who is engaged in general farming on section 20, Whitefield
township, was born in Peoria county, Illinois, March 21, 1866, and is a son
of Louis and Gertrude (WEBER) BOGNER, both of whom were natives of Germany.
They came to the United States, however, in early life and were married in
this country. The father devoted his attention and energies to general
farming for many years but is now living retired, making his home in Henry.
Louis BOGNER accompanied his parents on their removal from Peoria county to Marshall county and his education was acquired in the district schools of Whitefield township, where his father carried on general farming. He was reared on the old home place and there remained until his marriage, which was celebrated seventeen years ago, the lady of his choice being Miss Gertrude SCHWARZ, also of Whitefield township. Four children have been born unto them: Bertha and Conrad, who are attending school; Leonard and Harold, at home. Mr. BOGNER has served as a school director and the cause of education finds in him a warm friend, who does all in his power to promote the interests of public education through the employment of good teachers and the raising of the standard of the schools. He votes with the democracy and believes its principles most conducive to good government. His religious faith is that of the Catholic church, in which he was reared. Throughout his business life he has carried on general farming and now has one hundred and sixty-five acres under cultivation. He and his father own eighty acres of land in another part of the county. Nowhere in all this wide country is land more rich and productive than are the farms of Marshall county and Mr. BOGNER annually harvests good crops as the reward for the care and labor which he bestows upon the fields. His place is neat and thrifty in appearance, indicating his careful supervision and progressive methods.
Extracted July 2011 by Norma Hass from Past and Present of Marshall and Putnam Counties Illinois, 1907.