Help finding Vogt-1413 Norwegian roots

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It was suggested that I contact the Norwegian project with this question. I would like to find out anything I can about Rudolph Vogt's, Vogt-1413, Norwegian roots but I have come up empty. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you
Les Vogt (Vogt-1410)
WikiTree profile: Rudolph Vogt
in Genealogy Help by Les Vogt G2G Crew (700 points)

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Tricky, but once you substitute Vogt for Fogth, results start to emerge. His full name appears to be Rudolf Herminius Fogth:

This is the baptism of Ragna Sofie, showing her birth on 1 Jul 1887:

And here is the emigration record dated 26 Aug 1887:

The emigration record states that he is from Fredrikstad, and indeed there is a census record from 1870, where you find his whole family:

This would be the wedding of his parents:
by Roy Østensen G2G5 (5.3k points)
selected by Les Vogt

This is amazing!  So many names and dates match. My father once told me our name was pronounced Fogt. They seem to have dropped the patronymics already. These names Martin, Herminius...not your typical Norwegian names but they were passed on to Rudolph's children,  Arthur Martin Vogt and Oscar Herminius Henrich Vogt.

The timing of emigration tells a bit of a tale but it all fits so well. This gives me a new line to investigate.

Thank you very much.

Hi Les,

It is an interesting line to investigate. From what I can tell, the Fogth's are merchants in Halden (formerly Fredrikshald) and quite numerous with bakers and butchers. Halden is a difficult place to research since many of the records were lost in the big fires that ravaged the city.

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