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J. H. Rogers

ROGERS, J. H., who is successfully conducting a meat market in Bushnell, McDonough County, Ill., was born on December 8, 1861, in Macoupin County, Ill. He is a son of H. H. and Christina (Miller) Rogers, of whom the former was born in Germany and the latter in Quincy, Ill. H. H. Rogers was a farmer by occupation. He came to McDonough County with his family in 1864, and bought a farm two and a half miles southwest of Bushnell, where he was engaged in general farming.

J. H. Rogers was about four years old when his father brought him to Bushnell. As he grew up he assisted his father on the farm, and enjoyed the advantages of the public schools of his neighborhood. He continued to work at farming after he reached years of maturity, and was thus engaged for five years in Kansas, where he proved up a homestead in Logan County. In 1894 he established himself in a meat market at Good Hope, Ill., where he remained until July 1, 1897. At that period he came to Bushnell and bought out the meat market of George Kline, which he has conducted ever since. He does the butchering himself, and his place is equipped with a gasoline engine and machinery for carrying on the work. Besides slaughtering and dealing in meats, he manufactures sausage and bone meal. He is thoroughly competent in this line, and enjoys a good patronage. On October 11, 1893, the subject of this sketch was united in marriage with Louisa Walthers, who was born in Quincy, Ill. Politically, Mr. Rogers gives his support to the Republican party. Fraternally, he is connected with the M. W. and I. O. O. F.

Source: The Historical Encyclopedia of Illinois and History of McDonough County, compiled by Dr. Newton Bateman, and Paul Shelby, 1907, volume 2, page 994, extracted 29 May 2020 by Norma Hass.

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