Rogers, John 1842-1917
Posted By: Linda Linn (email)
Date: 10/19/2012 at 14:20:23
Emmetsburg Palo Alto Tribune
April 25, 1917
JOHN ROGERS DEAD
John Rogers, brother of Patrick
Rogers of this city, died at the Old
Soldiers' Home at Marshalltown at
8:30 a. m. Wednesday, April 18. He
had been feeble for some time and
death was not unexpected. The remains
were brought here for burial
Friday. Funeral services were conducted
at St. Thomas church Saturday
afternoon by Rev. M. McNerney arid
interment made in St. John's cemetery.
The deceased was born in the county
Clare, Ireland, in 1842. When only
nine years of age he came to America
and with the.family located at Henry,
Ill.. In 1866 he united in marriage with
Miss Anne McManus at that place. To
this union five children were born three
of whom survive their parents. The
living members of the family are James
Rogers of Adams, Minn., who was here
to attend the funeral. Ted Rogers of
Wilton. N. Dak., and Patrick Rogers
of Dickinson, N. Dak.
For the past six or seven years Mr.
Rogers spent most of the time at the
Soldiers' Home at Marshalltown though
he occasionally visited his children at
their homes and his brother here.
In 1861 Mr. Rogers joined the Illinois
cavalry and later the 52nd Iowa infantry.
He served in the Civil War and
marched with Sherman from "Atlanta
to the Sea." He helped in the construction
of the first Railroad west of
Ft. Dodge. For many years he lived
on a farm in West Bend township and
was well known to very many of our
readers. He was an honest, upright,
patriotic citizen who served his family,
his country to the very best of his
ability. To the bereaved relatives we
extend sincere sympathy.
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