Bogardus, Adam H.
Adam began shooting a "Brown Bess" type musket at age 15, before he was 20, he had the reputation of being the best shot and hunter in his area. In the fall of 1856 he moved to Petersburg Illinois. He was a carpenter by trade but became a market hunter to earn more money. There was a big demand for wild game around the Chicago area. He later began to shoot professionally and was the world wing shot champion for 17 years. He was credited with inventing a better glass ball target used in trap shooting and a trap to throw it. In 1883 qnd 1884, Capt. Bogardus was a one-third partner in Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show.
Marriage & Children
- Eugene Bogardus b-1865 d-1884
- Annie Bogardus b-1867
- Peter Bogardus b-1869
- Edward Bogardus b-1872
- Adam Bogardus b-1876
Adam Henry Bogardus died March 23, 1913.