Ellen Ender Vogt Barr
Anna Ellen Barr
By Doug Boilesen (grandson
of Anna), 2018
Anna Ellen Ender Vogt
Barr was born on April 7, 1884 in Elba, Nebraska. Her mother,
born in Sweden, was Bertha Johnson Ender. Her father, Christian
Ender, was born in Switzerland.
into Rest" May 29, 1959 in Elba, Nebraska.
Elba School - Circa 1895 (Tay
"Sarah" Ender and Anna Ender, third and fourth from
left in back row)
Anna and Sister Sarah's perfect
attendance report - April 9, 1897 School Report. - St. Paul
The Ender sisters ca. 1894
- Top left Anna, Sarah (Tay); Bottom row Maggie, Mary
This 3" x 2.5" cardboard
card on the back in pencil is written "Belongs to Anna Ender"
(small photos of Anna's sisters and perhaps one of her brothers)
The Ender Sisters circa 1900:
(Sarah) Tay, Annie, Maggie and Mary with brothers. Parents Bertha
and Christian Ender in front row
Ellen Anna Ender married Frank A. Vogt (b.
1883) on December 28, 1900 in Grand Island, Nebraska.
A "Cotesfield Item" for February
28, 1902 in the St. Paul Phonograph Press
noted that "Frank Vogt of Fairdale has rented Mr. Chinn's
farm formerly occupied by Fred Jeffries and moved in Saturday."
A "Cotesfield Item" for March 28,
1902 in the St. Paul Phonograph Press: "Mr. and Mrs.
Ernest Vogt who were married Wednesday of last week, have moved
in with his brother Frank Vogt."
April 18, 1902 "Mr. and Mrs. Frank Vogt
have been visiting at the parental home in Fairdale the past two
weeks." - St. Paul Phonograph Press
The August 28, 1903 St. Paul Phonograph
Press "Elba" report stated that "Frank Vogt
was building a new house."
May 13, 1904 St. Paul Phonograph Press
"Elba Neighborhood News": "Frank Vogt and his
wife and Fred Vogt and his family spent Sunday with E. Vogt."
September 23, 1904 St. Paul Phonograph
Press - "Fred Vogt and family and Mrs. Frank Vogt and
children took in the Farmers' picnic."
Ernest and Frank Vogt and wives "attended
the A. O. U. W. picnic in St. Paul Saturday." - June 7, 1907
St. Paul Phonograph Press
Frank died in 1914 leaving two sons (Ray
and Chris) and one daughter (Fay).
Sarah "Tay" Ender married Ernest
Vogt (brother of Frank) on March 19, 1902.
St. Paul Phonograph and
Press, March 28, 1902
Anna and Frank had three children:
Ray (May 12, 1901), Fay (March 22, 1904) and Chris (November 4,
Fay, Chris and Ray Vogt, circa
Circa 1910 RPPC unposted with
note on back "Anna V. now aint we cute" - believed to
be Ender farm (see back
porch and windmill of Christian and Bertha photo with grandchildren.)
Anna Ender Vogt married Manley Miller Barr
on Monday, October 16, 1922 in Grand Island, Nebraska. T
The Howard County Herald,
October 19, 1922 p.1
Anna and Manley had one daughter, Betty Ann
KITCHEN AND DAIRY - CAKES
- HOWARD COUNTY FAIR
Howard County Herald,
October 12, 1922
Anna's older sister's marriage, Sarah "Tay"
to Frank Vogt's brother Ernest W. Vogt ended in divorce according
to The Howard County Herald October 1,1925 article on Ernest's
death and his "addiction to the use of intoxicating liquor"
(Ernest Vogt b. Aug 1, 1879 to Sept 27, 1925) (1)
Anna was an active member of the Women's Christian
Temperance Union and as a young girl Betty remembers going to
some meetings with her mom and her aunt.
Card made for Anna by Betty
Ann circa 1933
Anna on California trip, 1940
Anna with Brother W. S. Ender
and Marilyn Webb in Esparto, California 1940
Anna and Manley, 1945
Mother and Daughter, ca. 1943
Anna (front left) with sisters
(Tay front right) Back row Maggie and Mary
Fishing at Manley Barr's, Cotesfield
(Back identified as Aunt Mary,
Ma McLaren, Mrs. M. Barr (Anna), Don, Uncle Jim, D.B. McLaren)
Mother and Daughter, August
Newspaper article about celebration
of 25th Silver Anniversary, October 22, 1947
Anna and Manley, October 1947
L-R Chris, Betty, Manley, Anna,
Ray, Fay - October 1947 "Ain't I horrid, but can't help it,
as its my own children." - written on back of picture asking
for it to be sent back
Anna loved to fish with Sister
'Tay' on far left, circa 1950
Request on the back on the
picture in pencil reads: "Send it back please. This or
these 2 are the ones Sara had a laughing fit over."
Mother and Daughter, ca. 1948
Mother and Daughter ca.1948
Anna and Axel
Christmas 1951 with Anna Barr's
children and grandchildren
Front L to R: Manley, Anna
with Doug on lap, Edna, Fay with baby on lap, Gary V. in front
of Fay, Frank V. with Linda Holechek on lap, Dorothy Holechek
Back L to R: Mary Ann? (Andus's
niece), Betty B., Ray V., Chris V., Hilda V., Andus E., Elmer
Anna ca. 1951
Betty, Axel, Doug, Manley and
Anna, ca. 1952
was sent by Betty to her mother sometime in the 1950's. Anna wrote
that we loved it. After Anna passed according to Sister Bev our
mother had it taped to the inside of her kitchen cabinet.
June 1955 at Fair Oaks, California
at Margie Olson Harlin's home - Bertha and Christian Ender children:
W.S. Ender, Margaret 'Margie' Olson Harlin, Mary Lindsay, Sarah
Vogt and Anna Barr
April 1956 - Anna's on back:
"My Dear family send this back. its all I have yet that you
may care to see how we look."
L-R Betty, Chris, Fay, Ray
Bev, Grandma Barr and Doug
at her house in Elba for an Easter dinner, April 1958
Anna Barr passed on May 29,
1959 and lies next to Manley Barr and adjacent to the burial plot
of Frank Vogt.