Biography of Louis Rogers
Orleans County, NY Biographies





Rogers, Lewis, is a grandson of George M., who was born in Rhode Island, and died in Windsor county, Vt., in 1866, aged seventy years. He married Betsey Stoodley, who died in 1864, aged sixty eight. Their children were: Jeremiah, father of our subject, who was born in Vermont in 1820; Louis, William, Nancy, and Thomas. Jeremiah married Lucy Goodenow, born in Vermont in 1819, and their children are: Lestina, Julia, Sarah, Lewis, who was born in Brandon, Rutland county, Vt., March 10, 1842; and Frank. Lewis was educated in tbe common schools of Brandon, worked on a farm, and at the age of sixteen went to Bloomington, Ill., and engaged with the American Express Company. At the end of one year he returned to Bethel, Vt., 1867, and became clerk and manager of the Eagle Hotel at Woodstock, Vt, where he remained ten years then bought a half interest in a grocery store, which he conducted two years. Selling out his share he came to Batavia, N. Y., and conducted the Central House a year, and then bought the Point Breeze Hotel, situated at Oak Orchard Harbor, this county, in 1882, where he has since remained. He has a first class hotel, makes a point of the best service and reasonable rates, and has also a boat livery, which is at the disposal of his guests without charge. Mr. Rogers is a member of the Woodstock Lodge, No. 31, F. & A. M. September 9, 1869, he married at Bridgewater, Vt., Emma N. Chamberlin, born August 14, 1843, daughter of Sylvanus Chamberlin, who was born in 1813, and now lives in Sherburne, Vt. The parents of our subject are both living, and reside in Brattleboro.

From:
Landmarks of Orleans County, New York
Edited by: Hon. Isaac C. Signor
Assisted by: H. P. Smith and others
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1894


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