Media Quotes

 “It was a time machine of sorts.  Voehl spoke …in the first person … with an obvious and thorough knowledge of Lincoln and his life.  He talked about his life as if it was really him.  We bought into it.” -  Sarah Shibley editor, Veritas a Publication of Colorado Christian University, Feb 18, 2009

“Voehl is living history as the 16th President of the United States.  He has become an expert on the man who fought to guarantee that all men are treated equal.  "They (the kids) were enthralled with Lincoln, It wasn't me, it was Lincoln," Voehl said.” - Byron Reed photo journalist, Channel 9 News, Denver CO Feb 5, 2010.

“For someone who just turned 200, Abraham Lincoln looked pretty hearty.  John Voehl and his wife Pamela … strolled arm in arm through the Capitol, and … spoke to lawmakers from the floor of both houses.  “I don’t feel a day over 189”, he joked with state representatives.” – Becky Orr reporter, Wyoming Tribune Eagle, Cheyenne, Feb. 13, 2009

"'John Voehl, a Lincoln look-alike from Colorado, echoed the theme of carrying on.  'One of the biggest measures of Abe's greatness', he said, 'was how he persevered and did what was right in the face of hardship.'" - John Friedlein reporter, The News-Enterprise, Elizabeth, KY Feb. 13, 2008

"'They will get equal pay and equal treatment -  I guarantee it!', Lincoln (Voehl) told Frederick Douglass.  'The promise will be kept, and one day they will equal citizens with the Caucasian people" - Robin Pyle reporter, Lubbock Avalanche-Journal, Lubbock, TX Feb. 11, 2008.

"John and Pam Voehl debuted a new presentation depicting a conversation between Abraham and Mary Lincoln just hours before the President was shot." - Jyll Phillips reporter, Lincoln Sentinel-Republican, Lincoln, KS Feb. 21, 2008

"Imagine hearing and watching Abraham Lincoln recite the Emancipation Proclamation and showing you the speech in his own handwriting - all this happened when John Voehl visited fifth grade students at Johnson Elementary.  'The privilege I have is to have history come alive for them', Voehl said." - Denver Herald-Dispatch, Feb. 28, 08

"For many lucky students, Abe Lincoln is alive and well.  From a spot-on thick neatly trimmed beard to the signature top hat, John Voehl plays Honest Abe to a tee." - Jade Cody Reporter, Reporter-Herald, Jul. 31, 2007.

“I see you’ve gone all over the country. ... I think it’s wonderful that you’ve taken the time to research Abraham Lincoln and go out to teach others about him. … I commend you for doing that." - Pat Miller KNUS radio AM 710, Denver, CO Nov. 4, 1998

"Children and adults lean forward in their seats, eyes wide, as he (Voehl) describes in character the political, personal and often painful life of Abraham Lincoln as he guided a tattered America through the Civil War.  'When he (Voehl) goes into character,' said Angela Rayne, Hiwan Homestead Museum Program Specialist, 'he stays in character.  His physical resemblance is uncanny'".  - James Nicodemus, reporter, Columbine Courier, Littleton, CO Feb. 7, 2001

"John Voehl is among 124 men who are officially designated as Abraham Lincoln Presenters.  He began earnestly researching Lincoln's life, checking out books at Jefferson County libraries and surfing the internet.  He noticed parallels between his life and Lincoln's ..." - Claire Martin, Denver Post Staff Writer, Feb. 12, 2002 

"Voehl, complete with black beard, tuxedo and stove pipe hat, arrived at Menno City Hall in a horse-drawn buggy with this wife, Pam, who complemented the motif dressed as Mary Todd Lincoln.  After taking the stage, Voehl - speaking as Lincoln - presented a reflective monologue describing the life and times of a young man from the backwoods who would one day grow up to be one of the most famous and respected presidents in the nation's history." - Erik Kaufman, Hutchison Herald, Menno, SD June 2002

"... a once in a lifetime experience for Abraham Lincoln as well, for John Voehl, an Abraham Lincoln Reenactor" - Octavia Mitchell, Count on 2 TV, Charleston, SC Apr 2004

 "John Voehl, a professional Abraham Lincoln impersonator illustrated the thoughts of the nation's leader in one of the most divided times in American history" - Rob Jenkins, Fort Morgan Times, Nov. 8, 2004