Galilean Children's Home near Corbin, Ky

“I'm A "GCH KID" AM PROUD OF IT”

Since: Feb 09

GCH CORBIN KY

#224 Mar 7, 2009
CURIOUS wrote:
my grandfather and his baby sister were there as well. I remember stories of him "breaking them out of there" when he was around 9 or 10 and working on farms for food and a place to stay for them. Maybe this is why. He never spoke of any of the bad things.
Who was your grandfather and his sister? Were they at one time kids at the GCH? Trudie
cody walters

Cynthiana, KY

#225 Mar 8, 2009
Whitley Co Citizen 01 wrote:
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Let's see if you knew of this. When he gave the attempted abortion the young girl was literally dying and a women put her in a car to take her to the hospital. John Vogel chased them with his own car trying to stop them so the woman couldn't get the little girl the help she needed. This was told to me by my Grandparents and also an elderly neighbor of theirs many times when I was a teen. Lots happened in those hills that will never be known.
i have never actually read any of the books my info is all actually hearsay however my dad's intire family lives just a mile from the camp and has had that same land since before the camp was opened, my great grandpa on my dad's side acctually helped build the home...though i'm sure he would have shot vogel had he known the faggots intentions. anyway i aprecciate this foum for what it is and how these things are being discussed this information has always been interesting to me...funny thing the three years i workrd at the home now that it is a camp that is, i would take the board members funding the camp around for historical tours. it served rather welll as an ironic form of humor seeing as how they had only limited knowledge of the camp's actually history.
cody walters

Cynthiana, KY

#226 Mar 8, 2009
Pearl wrote:
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Yes that is in his daughter's book. The woman who put her in the car was Vogel's wife. He then chased her to the doctor's office. That doctor reported it to the authorities and it was the beginning of Vogel's decline. Charges were brought up against him, but SOMEHOW the trial was declared a mistrial. As the story broke and other girls came forward, he still had some of them brainwashed enough that they were afraid to testify.
I agree there was probably a lot more that went on that what will ever be told. His daughter started noticing things when she was a teen, but I am sure when she was younger and not as aware, he was already having his way with some of the girls.
As the years went on, he forced the boys to go away to school or join the army after they turned 16. He was very jealous if he detected a possible attraction between some of the teenagers.
Are there ever any reunions for the people who grew up there? Since the school did not close until 1959, I am sure most of them are alive. Maybe it is something they just want to forget.
actually i don't know if there are any assembled reunions for the schoolhowever i do know that afew years ago group of , i think, four women probably in their seventies revisited the camp. they covered their story on wkyt or wlex i don't remember which. it kinda disturbed me that they were so admiable of the old place but maybe they were too young at the time any of the events took place to have actually noticed any array behaviors. another fun fact is that my ex step grandmother was the grand child of harlan sanders....soooo i have alot of jumbled info on the subject.
cody walters

Cynthiana, KY

#227 Mar 8, 2009
Trudie Edwards DePriest wrote:
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How are you a direct decendant of John Vogel? He is not from KY. I think he is from ILL. or there abouts.I know his mother and stepfather eventually moved to KY to be with him. Their last name was Ipama. I'm sure it's not the correct spelling. He had a sister that came every now and then to visit us.His wife also had a sister that came every summer and made us dresses. Their only child Gladis was about 11 or 12 years older than me. The home started in 1939 and I came there in 1947 I was 18 months old. Right after the second trial about 40 of us kids moved to Florida.All others went back to relatives. The home was closed in KY but about 1958 or 59 the home opened up again sorta. The home eventually closed in Fla. about the same time. I left in May 1958 and went to TNN to live with my grandparents.I have a twin sister Judie and we were never seperated. Any way just was wondering how you were related. Trudie
i actually over exadgerated that i was a "direct" descendant...actually i think it was more along the lines of marriage or that of some sort of cousin. my aunt has done our family history al the way back to before the civil war. that is what sparked her interest. my father's side of the family were all indians in fact my great grandmother's maiden name was crow. they al have lived down on bee creek road since my grand father baught the land for ten dollars an acre. i can't remember if what sparked her interest was the fact that my great grandfather built the camp or something else, however i do remember something mentioned about us being related to vogel. my stepgrandma is actually the granddaughter of harlan snaders as well.
Debbie Adams

Akron, OH

#228 Mar 8, 2009
cody walters wrote:
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actually i don't know if there are any assembled reunions for the schoolhowever i do know that afew years ago group of , i think, four women probably in their seventies revisited the camp. they covered their story on wkyt or wlex i don't remember which. it kinda disturbed me that they were so admiable of the old place but maybe they were too young at the time any of the events took place to have actually noticed any array behaviors. another fun fact is that my ex step grandmother was the grand child of harlan sanders....soooo i have alot of jumbled info on the subject.
The women who came there that you are talking about Trudie & my mother Geneva they were interveiwed at the airport in Lexington and there was a story about their mini reunion
My Mom & Uncle have no bad memories of the home & Gladis Lenore Depree also visits the home they decide that they are going to the home & go
I visit the home everytime I'm in Kentucky only once was there a person there it was grounds keeper he told I could where I felt like & feel free to go in any building I wanted I did & have pictures . All these now grown children claim each other as brother & sister and so does Lenore
Debbie Adams

Akron, OH

#229 Mar 8, 2009
there is 3 books on the home
This happened in the hills of Kentucky by John Vogel its out of print.
The Self annointed Love & terror in my fathers house by Gladis Lenore Depree out of print
90 brothers & sisters by Lenore Depree .
Lenore & Gordon Depree are well known writers both have written for guidepost & books
Lenore is also a painter her art work can be found on the internet & the Captial Building in North Carolina
AlJoan

AOL

#230 Mar 8, 2009
We visited the home a week ago. Grandpa Will and Gram were my husbands great aunt and uncle. He was never told what happened there, but as a ten year old he visited with his family. He had to stay in the car while the grownups talked. Always a mystery. Uncle Bill and aunt Gladys were buried there, but the remains have been moved. We found their resting place, thanks to a neighbor. Does anyone know how to reach Lenore?
Debbie Adams

Akron, OH

#231 Mar 8, 2009
AlJoan wrote:
We visited the home a week ago. Grandpa Will and Gram were my husbands great aunt and uncle. He was never told what happened there, but as a ten year old he visited with his family. He had to stay in the car while the grownups talked. Always a mystery. Uncle Bill and aunt Gladys were buried there, but the remains have been moved. We found their resting place, thanks to a neighbor. Does anyone know how to reach Lenore?
Just Type her name in search engine and you will find her bussiness
she has been contacted before and has a book 90 brothers & sisters some of the kids are on Topix
Concerned

Dyer, TN

#232 Mar 8, 2009
You may find some information in the newspapers near Bee Creek

“Reality Time”

Since: Feb 09

kentucky

#234 Mar 8, 2009
Sounds Interesting wrote:
This sounds very interesting. What are the names of the books and where can I purchase them at? I would love to read them.
thats what im trying to find out, is the book from gladis also name this happend in the hills of kentucky, i tryed to look it up and couldnt find it.
AlJoan

AOL

#235 Mar 8, 2009
Yes, I did get her address and phone number. Thanks. I don't know what made us want to dig this info up but it seemed like a black hole in my husband's childhood. We have read the books, and he would like to visit with her. His great aunt and uncle were very dear to him. They would visit Chicago and stay by my in-laws. Hw knew them well.
Debbie Adams

Akron, OH

#236 Mar 8, 2009
Lenore had been living in West Jefferson North Carolina then she sold her art gallery & went to Chiago I found that she has moved back to West Jefferson . Her Mother was alive in 2004 and sharp as a tack in her age of 90 something she was in a nurseing home in Chiago I assume Lenore went to be with her I have heard she has passed away .
AlJoan

AOL

#237 Mar 8, 2009
You can pruchase the books on Amazon.com . I did recently , and you can get both of them.
Debbie Adams

Akron, OH

#238 Mar 8, 2009
your wake up call wrote:
<quoted text>thats what im trying to find out, is the book from gladis also name this happend in the hills of kentucky, i tryed to look it up and couldnt find it.
This happened in the hills of Kentucky is by John Vogel
The self annointed is by Gladis Lenore Depree
90 brothers and sisters is by Lenore Depree
Debbie Adams

Akron, OH

#239 Mar 8, 2009
John Vogel's book is out of print you can get the book from the libery on Interlibery loan if you can't find it.
The Self annointed love & terror in my fathers house is now 90 brothers & sisters .
Lenore wants to know the now adult children & changed the name to offend them but to connect with them

“Reality Time”

Since: Feb 09

kentucky

#240 Mar 8, 2009
Pearl wrote:
Ninety Brothers and Sisters by Lenore Dupree. Her name is Gladys Lenore (Vogel) Dupree. She released another version of it in 1978 (The Self Anointed / Love and Terror in My Fathers House). Ninety Brothers and Sisters was released in 2004. They are both the same books under different titles. You can get the newest one at Amazon.com . She sometimes does not use real names , but if you have read his book, it is easy to see who she is talking about.
I tried to look her book up and cant find it,is there another website i might be able to find this book
Pearl

Saint Augustine, FL

#241 Mar 8, 2009
your wake up call wrote:
<quoted text> I tried to look her book up and cant find it,is there another website i might be able to find this book
I did not spell her name correctly there. It is Lenore Depree. Ninety Brothers and Sisters is the title. Amazon has it.

“Reality Time”

Since: Feb 09

kentucky

#242 Mar 8, 2009
Pearl wrote:
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I did not spell her name correctly there. It is Lenore Depree. Ninety Brothers and Sisters is the title. Amazon has it.
thank you, i was able to find and order this book.
Debbie Adams

Akron, OH

#243 Mar 8, 2009
My Mother want's everyone to know the girls never had no wedding ring .Look at the pictures
anyone can say what they want but she lived there as well as her brother & Harlin Sanders was a good man .
Debbie Adams

Akron, OH

#244 Mar 8, 2009
some girls may have had a watch or birthstone ring but that was it

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