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History of the Mohawk Valley: Gateway to the West 1614-1925
Herbert Jones Waldvogel

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[This information is from Vol. III, p. 622 of History of the Mohawk Valley: Gateway to the West 1614-1925, edited by Nelson Greene (Chicago: The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1925). It is in the Reference collection of the Schenectady County Public Library at R 974.7 G81h. This online edition includes lists of portraits, maps and illustrations. As noted by Paul Keesler in his article, "The Much Maligned Mr. Greene," some information in this book has been superseded by later research or was provided incorrectly by local sources.]

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Herbert Jones Waldvogel is associated with his father in the hardware firm of J. Waldvogel & Son. Born in Little Falls, New York, on the 14th of September, 1846, he comes of a family which has made its home in Little Falls for three generations. His paternal grandfather, Frederick Waldvogel, came to America in 1850, from Württemberg, Germany, where he was born May 30, 1818, and settled in West Point, New York. The grandmother, Mary, was born in Württemberg, on March 17, 1828, and died in Little Falls on November 14, 1884. John, the son of Frederick and Mary Waldvogel, was born in Little Falls, on February 18, 1862. He married Ann Elizabeth Jones, who was born in Utica, on April 23, 1864, the daughter of John R. and Ann (Reese) Jones, both of whom were natives of Wales. John R. Jones was born in Machynlleth, Wales, on August 10, 1822, and died in Utica, on June 7, 1901. His wife, Ann (Reese) Jones, was born at Llanidloes, Wales, on December 26, 1833, and died in Little Falls, on June 16, 1905. Her father, John Reese, died in Llanidloes, in 1869.

At Ilion, New York, on April 25, 1912, Herbert Waldvogel and Naomi Louise Ely were united in marriage. Mrs. Waldvogel was the daughter of Ida (Rhodes) Ely and Arthur David Ely. Arthur Ely's parents were Alonzo Lyman Ely and Mary (Snow) Ely, both of whom were born in Connecticut. Arthur Ely's wife, Ida (Rhodes) Ely, was the daughter of William and Mary Rhodes of Connecticut.

Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Waldvogel are the parents of three children: Jane Marie, born February 4, 1913; Naomi Ann, born January 25, 1914; and John Ely, born September 25, 1918. The family is identified with the First Presbyterian church of Little Falls, of which both Mr. and Mrs. Waldvogel are members. Mr. Waldvogel is a member of the blue lodge of the Masonic fraternity and also of the Benevolent Protective Order of Elks. He is a republican in politics.

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