Pioneer, Tanner, Shoemaker, Farmer, Hotel Keeper, War of 1812 Veteran
From History of Trumbull and Mahoning Counties, with Illustrations and Biographical Sketches (Cleveland, Ohio: H. Z. Williams & Bros., 1882), Volume 2, p. 457:
Joseph Rogers was born on Long Island in 1788, came to Trumbull county in 1812 and settled in Vienna township. He was drafted from Vienna in the War of 1812 and served in that war. He carried on a tannery in Vienna, also shoemaking in connection with farming. Later in his life he conducted a hotel at Vienna. After the War of 1812 he married Lydia Lowry and raised a family of two daughters and six sons all of whom are living. He lived to the advanced age of ninety-three, dying in 1881.
Biographical History of Northeastern Ohio Embracing the Counties of Ashtabula, Trumbull and Mahoning. … (Chicago: The Lewis Publishing Company, 1893), pp. 340-41:
JOSEPH ROGERS, deceased, was one of the early settlers of Vienna, Trumbull county, Ohio. He was born on Long Island, and learned the trade of tanner and shoemaker there, serving an apprenticeship of seven years. As soon as he had completed his trade he started afoot to Ohio, and upon reaching this State located in Vienna. Here he established a tannery and also engaged in the manufacture of boots and shoes, conducting a successful business here for many years, and employing a force of from eight to ten men. This was the first tannery in Trumbull county. He also owns [sic] and cleared up a fine farm near Vienna. In the various public affairs of the county he took a prominent and active part, his political views being those advocated by the Whigs. He was also one of the prominent Masons in Ohio at that early day. He and wife, whose maiden name was Lydia Lowry, had six sons and three daughters, a brief record of whom is as follows: Loren, the oldest, ...; Royal, a resident of Warren, Ohio; Minerva, wife of John Levitt, is deceased; Austin, also deceased; Dr. Gilbert Rogers, deceased; Addison, a resident of Warren, Ohio; Charles, who died in Bowling Green, Ohio; Lucy, wife of G. Andrews, is deceased; and Lucy, died in infancy.