Biography of Frederick S. Rogers
Steuben County, NY Biographies





Rogers, Frederick S., was born in Rochester, N. Y., May 21, 1847, and is a son of Henry T. Rogers, who came to this city from London, England, at an early day, and died here in 1878, his trade being that of a carpenter and builder. Frederick S. was educated in private schools. At the age of sixteen he entered the establishment of the Evening Express, where he remained about six years, having charge of the mailing department. About 1868 he entered the hardware store of his father and his brother, James H., which was known as Rogers & Son, and later he was associated with Pollock & Weaver in the same business. In 1877 he became bookkeeper and financial man for the late John Saddens, manufacturer of and dealer in roofing materials and general iron work. In 1889 the John Siddons Company was incorporated, with John Siddons as president and treasurer; Charles Vogel, vice president; John O. Vogel, superintendent; and Mr. Rogers, secretary. Upon the death of Mr. Siddons in 1890 the officers were Charles Vogel, president; John C. Vogel, vice president and superintendent; and Frederick S. Rogers, secretary and treasurer. In 1895 they were changed to Charles Vogel, president and superintendent; Frederick S. Rogers, vice president, secretary and treasurer; and T. J. Vogel, assistant superintendent. Mr. Rogers is a trustee of the Chamber of Commerce, of which the firm is a member, and he is also a member of Valley Lodge, F. & A. M., of Hamilton Chaper, R. A. M., of Doric Council, R. & S. M., of Monroe Commandery No. 12, K. T.; also Monroe Commandery Drill Corps, of Lalla Rookh Grotto, and of Damascus Temple, Mystic Shrine

From:
Landmarks of Steuben County, New York
Edited by: Hon. Harlo Hakes
Assisted by: L. C. Aldrich and others
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1896


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