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Jerome BOGLE
Travis, William
A History of Clay County, Indiana
New York: Lewis Pub. Co., 1909, p. 41

Jerome Bogle - The trade and industries of Clay County are largely indebted to the many years of work which different members of the Bogle family have spent in their advancement. Jerome Bogle of this sketch is a leading merchant of Brazil and was for years engaged in carriage painting, while his father was a pioneer builder of vehicles. He is also said to have been the first manufacturer of furniture in the county. Jerome Bogle is a native of Waveland, Montgomery county, Indiana born on the 21st of Sept 1852 son of John and Elizabeth Adamson Bogle. His father was born in Washington Co that state on the 26th of March 1822, and died in Bowling Green, Clay County, Indiana July 10, 1891. By trade he was what is known as a carriage body builder and followed that vocation at Waveland until 1859 when he located on a farm about a mile east of Carbon. But the more stirring ways of business and the manufacturers were more suited to his temperment than the quieter life of the herdsman, and in 1860 he located in Bowling Green, forming a partnership with Elisha Adamson, his father-in-law, in the milling business. After thus operating the enterprise for a number of years Mr. Bogle found the first furniture manufactory in Clay County conducting it for some three years. During his residence in Bowling Green he was also quite a prominent public figure, his 12 years of services as justice of the peace making am ost honorable official record. Hew as a stanch Democrat who vigorously upheld the union cause during the civil war and a Mason in good standing with the Bowling Green lodge. His widow was born in Rockville, Parke County, Indiana nd is now living with her son of this sketch, an honored pioneer mother in her 76th year. Her marriage to the elder Mr. Bogle occurred in the village of her birth, and of their unjion were two sons and three daughtesr of whom the following are living: Jerome, the oldest and John L. Jerome Bogle received a common school education and quite early in life learned the trade of carriage painting, following that vocation until 1884. He then located in Brazil and engaged in the grocery and baking business. He was for some time, earlier in his busy career, an employee of the first carriage and agricultural house in Clay County the output of the concern being entirely hand work. ALthough the road was long, it was continuously upward from the time that he worked for 25 cents per day until he reached position of a leading merchant of the county. He is also a leading frateranlist, enjoying memberhsip in the following organizations: Brazil Lodge No. 264, AF&AM; Brazil Chapter No 59 RAM; Brazil County No. 40, R&SM; Brazil Commandery No. 47, KT and the Knights of Pythias Order No.30. In his political affiliations he is a republican and has long been a stanch Methodist. The Bogle family came originally from Va both the great grandfather and grandfather of jerome being natives of Wythe Co. The former was Ralph Bogle, whose wife was a sister of RIchard Henry Lee and the latter, James Bogle the younger man being born Jan 16, 1796 and dying June 22, 1879. The grandfather married Miss Mary Clemens, born Sept 29, 1793 who died in Indianapolis 1 Nov 1866. The great uncle of our subject, John Bogle was a soldier of the Confederacy and was attached to the body guard of the famous cavalry officer, Gen. John H. Morgan. In 1863 he participated in the historica raid into Ky, Ohio and Ind and was with General Morgan when he was captured. Mr. Bogle escaped by swimming the Ohio RIver, his superior officer being confined in the Ohio penitentiary for some time before his escape. On 5 Oct 1876, Jerome Bogle wedded Emma H. Cole, a native of Cloverdale Indiana born on the same day of the month 18 years before. She is the daughter of Samuel S. and Elizabeth Egnor Cole, her father being a native of Hamilton Ohio and her mother of Indiana,. When quite a young man Samuel Cole came to Indiana from Ohio in 1849 locating at Cloverdale, Indiana where he engaged in the harness business and met his future wife. In 1872 he located at Bowling Green continuing in the same line for 11 years and in 1882 making another change of business headquarters to Worthington, Greene Co. He is still actively engaged in business at that place, being in partnership with his son, Charles B. Cole who with Mrs. Bogle is the only surviving child. The father has been an untiring worker in the upbuilding of the Methodist Church for 50 years. Fraternally he is a Mason, and politically a Republican. he was master of the Masonic Lodge at Cloverdale for several years and on his removal to Worthington assited in restoring the charter to Green Lodge No. 577 of which lodge he was master for 8 years.

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