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Rev Edwin Edgar Voigt
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Birth: Feb. 13, 1892
Kankakee
Kankakee County
Illinois, USA
Death: Aug. 31, 1977
Seattle
King County
Washington, USA

Born 8th of eight children of Theodore Gottlieb & Mary Dorothea Kukuck Voigt, he was fostered by Dietrich & Sophia Brand Zahn in Roberts, IL after his mother died just weeks after his birth.

He served as a pilot in W.W. I. After being discharged, he graduated from Garrett Evangelical Seminary in Evanston, IL and was ordained an elder in the Methodist Church.

He married Eleanor Hemstad Dodge on Aug. 27, 1921 in California. They had two children.

Dr. Voigt was elected Bishop in 1952 and served the Dakotas, the Iowa and the (central) Illinois Conferences. He was supervising bishop of the 1964 Methodist Hymnal.

After retiring as bishop in 1964, he served as president of both Simpson College in Indianola,IA and of McKendree College in Galesburg, IL.

Widowed, he died at the home of his married daughter.
 
 
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 Parents:
  Theodore (Teodor) Gottlieb Voigt (1843 - 1915)
  Mary Dorothea Kukuck Voigt (1855 - 1892)
 
 Spouse:
  Harriet Eleanor Hemsted Dodge Voigt (1892 - 1955)*
 
 Siblings:
  John Christopher Voigt (1878 - 1947)*
  Theophilus Theodore Voigt (1885 - 1955)*
  Irvin Winfield Voigt (1888 - 1973)*
  Alice C. Voigt (1891 - 1891)*
  Edwin Edgar Voigt (1892 - 1977)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Maple Grove Cemetery
Bonfield
Kankakee County
Illinois, USA
 
Maintained by: Lois and Daughters
Originally Created by: Rosetta
Record added: Jul 23, 2002
Find A Grave Memorial# 6629057
Rev Edwin Edgar Voigt
Added by: Rosetta
 
Rev Edwin Edgar Voigt
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Added by: Mark
 
 
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Preacher, administrator, scholar: you served your world with honor.
- Rosetta
 Added: Apr. 29, 2009
You were a dashing pilot. Glad you returned home safely.
- Rosetta
 Added: Jun. 29, 2005
You knew the Spirit and shared it with others. Bless you.
- Your family
 Added: Nov. 6, 2003
 
 
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