Portrait of the Vogels Family.
Herman Vogels was an educated Dutch businessman born in the Hague in 1868. He drew the attention of Hugh MacRae and Dr. Frederik van Eeden who were interested in starting a Dutch farm colony near Watha, NC. Vogels moved his family to Castle Hayne, NC in 1911, and he began working for Hugh MacRae, helping to select appropriate colonists and providing advice on how to begin farming. Sometime between 1913 and 1915, Vogels left his family and never returned. His wife, Hendrika (Henrietta), remained in Castle Hayne and later remarried. Hugh MacRae was a pall bearer at her funeral, and she is buried in Oakdale Cemetery.
Colonists; Florist suppliers; Immigrants
van Eeden, Frederik. Van Eeden-Colony in N. Carolina U.S.A. W. Versluys, 1912.
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