Hugo was born in 25th November 1886 in Bockenheim in Frankfurt am Main. His father, Hans Wegele, was a master-builder for the king, and worked on the central railway station in Frankfurt. His mother was Agnes Wegele, born Schiller. Hugo Wegele attended the Primary School in Homburg from spring 1894 to spring 1896. From spring 1896 to spring 1897 he went to the König Wilhelms Gymnasium in Stettin. Later (from spring 1897 to Michaelmas day 1899) he went to a private school in Templin. He changed his school again, and from Michaelmas day 1899 to Michaelmas day 1900 he enrolled at the gymnasium in Ostrowo. Afterwards from spring 1900 he had to change to a cadet school because his father resigned from the railway organization. He soon left the cadet school, due to his short-sightedness.
Hugo Wegele studied Science at the University of Darmstadt from spring to fall 1907. He went to Grenoble (France) to study geology and to learn French. Together with his professor he wrote a pamphlet named “Notice sur la Constitution Geologique de Saint-Laurent-du-Pont (IsŠre)” in 1910. He continued studying geology in Göttingen and he graduated on 5th March in the subjects: Geology, Mineralogy and Zoology. A “geological and paleontological essay” was written by Hugo. Later he started to study science again. He liked to draw, and he was interested in the “Wandervogelbewegung”, even as a child.
Hugo voluntarily went to war in 1914. He didn’t have to, because he was short-sighted. He joined the Res. Inf. Rgt. 234 in Göttingen and trained in Ohrdruf. He fought in Flandern and died right after he was promoted to lance corporal, on November 1st. Hugo was killed by a grenade.