Galilean Children's Home near Corbin, Ky

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Pearl

Athens, TN

#1 Feb 7, 2009
I am doing some research on the Galilean Children's Home that was located on Bee Creek. It was an orphanage and was in existence from the mid 1930's to the late 1950's. It was eventually closed due to very inappropriate behavior by the Rev. John Vogel who ran the home. Does anyone know who the county attorney was that procecuted Vogel around 1958? I have read both Rev Vogel and his daughter's books and am still trying to gather information. Any comments on this subject are welcome.
how

Mayfield, KY

#2 Feb 7, 2009
I have read both books also, I was thinking that info was in there. Maybe contact the courthouse and they can tell you who was in office then.
Just the facts

United States

#3 Feb 7, 2009
Pearl wrote:
I am doing some research on the Galilean Children's Home that was located on Bee Creek. It was an orphanage and was in existence from the mid 1930's to the late 1950's. It was eventually closed due to very inappropriate behavior by the Rev. John Vogel who ran the home. Does anyone know who the county attorney was that procecuted Vogel around 1958? I have read both Rev Vogel and his daughter's books and am still trying to gather information. Any comments on this subject are welcome.
Was it proven that he did the things you refer to as inappropriate behavior? I thought it was never proven as fact.
jess

Ripley, TN

#4 Feb 7, 2009
he was found not guilty, my grandfather sit on his trial. neither book mention that a certain chruch in corbin was behind closing the home and his wife was having an affair with that preacher you need to talk to older people in the area. i have read both book i even bought it happen in the hill of ky i ordered it off the net for my father, he worked for nobel yeare at the gas station and he had met john vogel, anyone from about 75 or older should remember this
Pearl

Athens, TN

#5 Feb 7, 2009
According to what I have read, he was not found guilty or not guilty, but rather a hung jury. They never took him back for another trial. My research could be wrong however. His daughter wrote a book and she says he was guilty as charged. He was charged when a doctor in Corbin (I believe Smith) reported him to local officials. I believe that Bill Rose was the Circuit Judge, but have been unable to determine who the county attorney was. Thanks for the info.
Love Corbin History

United States

#6 Feb 7, 2009
Pearl wrote:
According to what I have read, he was not found guilty or not guilty, but rather a hung jury. They never took him back for another trial. My research could be wrong however. His daughter wrote a book and she says he was guilty as charged. He was charged when a doctor in Corbin (I believe Smith) reported him to local officials. I believe that Bill Rose was the Circuit Judge, but have been unable to determine who the county attorney was. Thanks for the info.
I have the book by John Vogel but, I didn't know his daughter wrote one. Could you tell me the name of it? Was his daughter Gladys Vogel? Is that the name she used when she wrote the book? I'd love to read it too. Thanks
Pearl

Athens, TN

#7 Feb 7, 2009
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.
Love Corbin History

United States

#8 Feb 7, 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.
Thank you very much, I'm going to order it tonight. I remember my mom talking about that situation at the home. I can't wait to read it. There is also an article about it in the Saturday Evening Post that you might like to read also. It has some photos too. Look in their archives and you'll find it. Thanks again for the info.
dad was from the hood

Brownsville, TN

#9 Feb 7, 2009
my dad was raised in the neighborhood around the home. he told us that there was a very prominent business man involved in that also. he said that total there were 3 men and they were all run out of town under threat of being tarred and feathered. one became a well known resturanteer (cant spell) worldwide! if my dad was alive he would be 80 yrs old.
Whitley Co Citizen 01

Middlesboro, KY

#11 Feb 7, 2009
dad was from the hood wrote:
my dad was raised in the neighborhood around the home. he told us that there was a very prominent business man involved in that also. he said that total there were 3 men and they were all run out of town under threat of being tarred and feathered. one became a well known resturanteer (cant spell) worldwide! if my dad was alive he would be 80 yrs old.
My Grandparents lived less than a mile from that home. And I know of the restaraunteer you speak of.
Laurel Co Girl

United States

#12 Feb 8, 2009
What's the name of the book he wrote?
curious

United States

#13 Feb 8, 2009
dad was from the hood wrote:
my dad was raised in the neighborhood around the home. he told us that there was a very prominent business man involved in that also. he said that total there were 3 men and they were all run out of town under threat of being tarred and feathered. one became a well known resturanteer (cant spell) worldwide! if my dad was alive he would be 80 yrs old.
Did that famous guy wear white and cook with 11 different herbs and spices? Did they do something to the children of the orphanage?
Whitley Co Citizen 01

Middlesboro, KY

#14 Feb 8, 2009
curious wrote:
<quoted text>Did that famous guy wear white and cook with 11 different herbs and spices? Did they do something to the children of the orphanage?
You want answers ? Yes and Yes. That was from my Grand parents who if alive now would be 114 and 109 years old. And they lived close to there from the 1920's to the 1980's. They told many sad tales about that place.
Pearl

Athens, TN

#15 Feb 8, 2009
The first book was by the Rev John Vogel, ""This Happened in the Hills of Kentcuky. It was written in 1952 and is his account of the childrens home. Around 1958-1959, it was exposed that he was having sex with some of the teenage girls and that he attempted to give one an abortion. His daughter wrote "The Self Annointed" in 1978 and "Ninety Brothers and Sisters" (a remake of the first one) in 2004. She confirms that the accusations were true and that he even made advances toward her. He was a control freak and a sicko.

The famous restaraunteer is talked about in both the Reverend's book and the daughters. He gave money to the school. His daughter reveals that once the scandal became public that the restaraunteer put up bail for her father both times that he was taken to jail. So he did support him to the end, but there was no evidence of anything else in her book.

Mr. Vogel had probably been doing it for some time and it was only as she got older that she realized what was happening.

interesting

United States

#16 Feb 8, 2009
I looked up the children's home on the net. There is a new one in Ky. w/the same name but has nothing to do w/the one from Corbin. However, many prominent business men were named on this site. Including the founder of KFC, just face it folks, Colonel Sanders is where you are pointing fingers. Anyways, there were quotes from the Rev.'s book along w/pics and other things. I don't know what the site was I just googled Galilean Children's home in Corbin, KY.
I too am looking forward to reading both books. There was a thread started about true crime stories/books from this area and I can't find where it went. If anyone has the answer to that let me know!
Anyways, if this man got away w/this it goes to show money, fame, notority, and privilege stood in the way of justice then as it does now!

Since: Nov 08

United States

#17 Feb 8, 2009
dad was from the hood wrote:
my dad was raised in the neighborhood around the home. he told us that there was a very prominent business man involved in that also. he said that total there were 3 men and they were all run out of town under threat of being tarred and feathered. one became a well known resturanteer (cant spell) worldwide! if my dad was alive he would be 80 yrs old.
Yeah I was wondering if that was the home that Colonel Sanders was involved with. Seems he had some special girls that he liked to spend time with.
Truth

Kennett, MO

#19 Feb 8, 2009
Pearl wrote:
I am doing some research on the Galilean Children's Home that was located on Bee Creek. It was an orphanage and was in existence from the mid 1930's to the late 1950's. It was eventually closed due to very inappropriate behavior by the Rev. John Vogel who ran the home. Does anyone know who the county attorney was that procecuted Vogel around 1958? I have read both Rev Vogel and his daughter's books and am still trying to gather information. Any comments on this subject are welcome.
My Mother that recently passed away spent several months in that home along with her sister and two of her brothers. Some of the original buildings are still standing.
Pearl

Athens, TN

#20 Feb 8, 2009
That is interesting about your mother. Did any of the family ever talk about what it was like there? I understand that in general the kids were not always treated that well. I remember visiting there when I was a kid, but not sure if I can remember how to get back. Is the location on Bee Creek Rd??

I am sorry that your mother passed away.
History Buff

United States

#21 Feb 8, 2009
Pearl wrote:
That is interesting about your mother. Did any of the family ever talk about what it was like there? I understand that in general the kids were not always treated that well. I remember visiting there when I was a kid, but not sure if I can remember how to get back. Is the location on Bee Creek Rd??
I am sorry that your mother passed away.
Yes, it's off Bee Creek road to the right. You turn at the sign that says Grove Marina. It's down that road just a short way. You turn to the left where the sign says "singing hills road'. The place is now Laurel Lake Baptist Camp.They have lots of summer camps for kids and retreats and meetings through the year for all ages. It's run by a very nice man and his family. They would love for you to visit them. The area is beautiful and most of the original buildings are there.
Kentuckian

United States

#22 Feb 8, 2009
There is a Galileans Childrens Home near Liberty.I have heard Charlie Daniels supports them and has been there a few times.

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