Leonard was born in Harlem, Montana in 1926, to Michael Vogele and Pauline Feil, who immigrated to the United States from Russia. He and his family moved to the Park City, Montana area, and lived 4 miles west of Park City, at Young's Point. In time, he joined the army, then upon his release, he returned to Montana, and eventually married Betty J. Fox. They are still living, and reside west of Billings, Montana, south of the South Frontage Road. Both are retired, and are my uncle and aunt; Leonard is my (Janet Marie Nazer) mother's (Martha Vogel Nazer) brother. Leonard was one of thirteen children, ten of whom preceeded him in death.