Niagara County

1897 Biography - Charles Rogge

Rogge, Charles, was born in Germany, March 4, 1847, and came to America in 1870, settling in Martinsville in 1878. He learned the trade of blacksmith in Germany and has pursued that trade with great success in this country. He also owns a cider mill and has a commodious home in Martinsville. January 20, 1874, he married Miss Schunk, and they had seven children: Kate, Henry, Carl H., Elizabeth, Wilhelm, Emma and Ida. Mr. Rogge is a member of the A. O. U. W. (as is also his son Henry), of the Select Knights and of the firemen; he was also on the Excise Board for three years. Mr. Rogge was at sea in a German ship for five months as engineer and ship blacksmith. Mrs. Rogge was born in Germany and was three months old when she came to America.

Contributed 2017 by Lisa Slaski from Landmarks of Niagara County, New York, by William Pool, D. Mason & Co., Syracuse, NY, 1897

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