Herman H. Rogge

From: "Biographical Review of Cass, Schuyler and Brown Counties, Illinois 1892", by Biographical Review Publishing Company, Chicago, Illinois; pages 404, a reprinted by Stevens Publishing Co., Astoria, Ill., 1971, is sold by the Schuyler County Historical Society, Rushville, Illinois.
  Herman H. Rogge, a successful farmer of section 19, township 17, range 11, was born in Hanover, Germany, September 30, 1843. He is the youngest son of the family, one sister of which yet lives in Germany. The other members are four brothers now living in this country. The father, Fred, was a native of Hanover, Germany, and there died an old man, eighty-five years of age. He was a farmer and a butcher. His wife, whose maiden name was Anna Strube, died after her husband, but at a younger age. She and her husband passed their entire lives in Hanover and were members of the Lutheran Church.
  Herman was a butcher by trade, and he engaged in that business until he came to America in the spring of 1867 from Bremen to New York City. He went to Peoria, Illinois, and thence down the Illinois river to Beardstown, where four brothers had preceded him, and he was the last to leave for this country. They are all living and are prosperous citizens. He began here as a day laborer and worked in this way for a year, then started for himself, and in 1877 located on his present farm. He has improved it in a wonderful degree and owns 160 acres. It is now a fine farm.
  He was married in Cass county, to Mary Schnelle, born in Beardstown, Illinois, September 26, 1854. She has since lived in this county and is an intelligent wife and mother. She is the daughter of Charles and Mary (Goestereng) Schnelle, natives of Prussia, where they were reared and married, coming to the united States in the ‘40s, and their father, who was a carpenter died in 1862, aged forty-one years. He is a good, prosperous German. His wife, who yet lives, resides with her daughter, Mrs. Rogge, and she is now seventy-one years old. She has been a member of the Lutheran Church all her life and the same was true of her husband. Mr. Rogge is the elder of three daughters born to her parents.
  Mr. and Mrs. Rogge are the parents of seven children: John H., Charles G., Henry F., Louis W., Lena M., Aurelia T., and Theo H.; and they are all at home. Mr. Rogge and his wife are Lutherans and Mr. Rogge is a Democrat, has been School Trustee for fifteen years and Road Commissioner for five years. He is a public spirited man and a good citizen.

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