Francis Pembrook Bogardus came to Ypsilanti in 1847 from Carbondale, Pennsylvania. He was an early banker and helped bring ‘The Normal’ to Ypsilanti. City Treasurer 1876–80, Mayor 1871–2, Postmaster 1895–1900.

Francis P. Bogardus (1837-1900) — of Ypsilanti, Washtenaw County, Mich. Born in Carbondale, Lackawanna County, Pa., May 9, 1837. Married 1859 to Sarah P. Hall. Democrat. Banker; insurance business; mayor of Ypsilanti, Mich., 1871-73, 1888-89; postmaster. Member, Freemasons; Knights Templar; Royal Arch Masons; Royal Arcanum. Died in Ypsilanti, Washtenaw County, Mich., April 2, 1900. Burial location unknown.