"History of Lincoln, Oneida, and Vilas Counties Wisconsin"

Compiled by George O.Jones, Norman S. McVean and Others. Printed in 1924 by H.C.Cooper. Jr. & Co., Minneapoli-Winona MN. ill. 787 pages. The first two hundred pages are history of the three counties, the remainder of the book is biographies.


Rogers, Howard a respected citizen of Winchester, Vilas County, was born in Kent County, Michigan, June 11, 1862, son of Gilbert L. and Julia A. (BROWN) ROGERS. The parents were natives of New York and came west as young people; they were married in Michigan and later settled in Kent County there, remaining until 1869; they then removed to Muskegon County, where they spent the remainder of their lives. Howard ROGERS was reared and educated in Muskegon County and remained at home until he was 21 years old. He then followed various occupations, working in the woods during the winter months, until 1889, when he started jobbing, cruising, and handling bark, in the employ of various lumber companies. After five years in this line of work he was in the mercantile business at Thompsonville and Mancelona, Mich., for four years. In 1904 he came to Vilas County, Wisconsin; here for five years he did cruising and worked in the store at Winegar, in the employ of the Vilas County Lumber Co. He came to Winchester in 1909, and he has ever since been employed in the general store operated by the Turtle Lake Lumber Co. Mr. ROGERS is affiliated fraternally with the Odd Fellows, belonging to their Muskegon Lodge No. 302. He is a very able man, and he and his family are highly thought of in the community; while residing at Winegar he served his township as assessor and as treasurer. Mr. ROGERS was married at Muskegon, Mich., April 22, 1895, to Lucy A. SMITH. Three children have been born to Mr. and Mrs. ROGERS, but of these the youngest, Mercile, died at the age of 23 years; the others are Maurine and Maurice.

Transcribed by Susan Swanson, from pages 424, History of Lincoln, Oneida and Vilas Counties Wisconsin; Compiled by George O. Jones, Norman S. McVean and Others 1924, H. C. Cooper, Jr. & Co

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