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  Asa Bert Rogers


Asa Bert Rogers was born on January 26, 1892 in Aurelius Township, Ingham County, Michigan, USA to Asa Bert & Henrietta (Davis) Rogers.

His father died a little more than a month after his birth (on March 3, 1892).

On the Michigan State Census of 1894 and the 1900 U.S. Census, dated June 26, 1900, his mother was a widow and working as a dress maker. The resided in Aurelius Township. His great-uncle, Peter Wagoner, lived with them at both census times.

Per the 1910 U.S. Census, Asa was 18 and living/working as a hired man on the farm of Charles E. Terry in Onondaga Township, Ingham County.

On June 8, 1917, Asa (age 25) registered for the WWI draft. He was living in Onondaga Township and working as a farm laborer for John B. French (his stepfather?).

On January 28, 1919 in Jackson, Jackson County, Michigan, he married Jessie May Shaver was the daughter of Arthur Adelbert & Ida May (Kellogg) Shaver. They divorced prior to June 6, 1925 (when Jessie remarried).

Per the 1930 U.S. Census, Asa and his mother, Etta Rogers were living in Onondaga Township. He indicated that he was not a veteran, indicating that he probably did not serve in WWI (most likely due to occupation).

A possible daughter "Pauline Rogers" age 7 and born in Michigan is listed on the 1930 Census record with Jessie; however, on her Asa's census record for 1930, a daughter "Pauline Stricker" age 13 born in Indiana is listed with him. This leads to some unresolved confusion concerning who Pauline might have been.

Per the 1940 U.S. Census (dated April 2, 1940), Asa and his widowed mother Etta French in Onondaga; however, there was no mention of a Pauline with them OR with Jessie & Keith.

In 1942, Asa (age 50) registered for the WWII Draft. He indicated that he resided on Oak Street in Onondaga. He listed Ed Parr as a contact for himself. The Parr family lived next to them on the 1940 Census.