Bio: Rogers, George S. (1881)
Contact: Janet Schwarze

---Source: 1881 History of Northern Wisconsin, pg. 216.


GEORGE S. ROGERS, Chippewa Falls, was born in Strongsfield, Ohio, June 6, 1844, He is a son of Lawrence Rogers, now a resident of Barton Co., Mo., and came with his parents to Wisconsin in 1845, living in Westport, Dane Co., until 1863, when he enlisted in the 6th Wis. V. I. He served about six months, when he was discharged on account of disability. He re-enlisted in 1864 as first lieutenant of Co. F., 48th Wis. V. I., and was mustered out at the close of the war. Returned to Westport, Dane Co., living there until 1872, when he came to Chippewa Falls. He was engaged for about six months in mercantile business in Poynette, Wis., prior to coming here. After locating in Chippewa Falls he was employed by Stanley Bros. & Co., merchants, until 1878, when he established business for himself. He is also engaged in logging, in partnership with W. W. Potter. He was married in Vienna, Dane Co., Jan. 1, 1866, to Jean Howie, who was born in New York State. They have five children—Mary Edith, Charles, Herbert Emory, Alice and Grace. Mr. Rogers was Alderman in 1878-80. and lumber inspector for this district from 1876-80. He is a member of the A.F. & A.M ., Blue Lodge and Chapter, and of the Temple of Honor.



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