The publication, History of Erie County, Ohio, edited by Lewis Cass Aldrich, reported that Jay Bogert was the owner and proprietor of the Sandusky Livery and Sales Stables. Jay Bogert was born in 1842 to David and Minerva Bogert, who settled in Erie County in 1832. Census records from the 1840 and 1850 census list David Bogert as residing in Perkins Township, but by 1860 the Bogert family had moved to Sandusky. The 1886 Sanborn Fire Insurance map below shows the livery stable business at 124 Jackson Street in downtown Sandusky. (Virtually every downtown block had a livery stable at its center during that era.)
In 1893, Jay Bogert was in partnership with a Mr. Hess. As you can see on the map, the Bogert & Hess Livery was close to the West House, as well as the St. Charles Hotel. Visitors to these hotels found it convenient to rent a horse and buggy from the livery nearby.
Pictured below is an advertisement for Jay Bogert’s livery business which appeared in the July 26, 1900 issue of the Sandusky Star. Carriage painting was a specialty of the business.
On April 5, 1916, Mr. Bogart died suddenly after suffering a stroke. He was at his place of business until noon on April 5, but he was sticken later in the afternoon. An obituary which appeared in the Sandusky Register of April 6, 1916 stated that he had been one of Sandusky’s oldest and most respected citizens, engaged in the livery and harness business for most of his life. Mr. Bogert was survived by his wife, a daughter Jessie, and sons David and Charles Bogert. Mr. Bogert was a veteran of the Civil War, serving with Company O of the 123rd Ohio Infantry. Mr. Bogert was buried in the family lot at Oakland Cemetery.