Rev. Albert Ogle, pastor of the Franklin (Ind.) Baptist Church, is a native of Indiana, and was born in Switzerland County, on April 10, 1839, being the fourth of two sons and seven daughters, born to Achilles and Charlott (Bakes) Ogle. The father was born in Westmoreland County, Va., in 1809, and is the son of Hiram Ogle, a Virginian. In 1813 Hiram, the grandfather, emigrated to Switzerland County, Ind., where he lived until his death, following farming. Achilles, the father, also followed farming in Switzerland County, and is now an honored citizen of Vevay, the county seat of that county. The mother of our subject was born in Switzerland County, Ind., in 1816, and was the daughter of John Bakes, a native of England, who emigrated to America at the beginning of the present century. She died in Vevay, Ind., in August, 1886. She was a member of the Baptist Church, of which her husband is also a member. Our subject was reared on the farm, and secured the rudiments of his education in the common schools of his native county. He entered the Franklin College in 1858, and attended that institution three years, and in 1864, entered the Theological Seminary at Upper Alton, Ill., where he continued his studies and preparations for the ministry, and graduated from the same in 1867. He became a member of the church at about the age of fourteen years. Upon leaving college he went directly to Mitchell, Ind., where he had been called to assume the pastorate of the Baptist Church, and at which place he was ordained in October, 1867. In 1871, he accepted a call to Seymour, Ind., where he occupied the Baptist pulpit until November, 1885, and then came to Franklin. He was married April 6, 1864, to Mary Cotton, who was born in Switzerland County, Ind., on January 17, 1842, and is the daughter of Robert and Lavinia Cotton. To this union six children have been born, four of whom survive.

Transcribed by Cheryl Zufall Parker

Banta, D. D. History of Johnson County, Indiana. Chicago, IL: Brant & Fuller, 1888, page 644.