Robert Rogers, farmer and lumberman, resident on section 21, Big Prairie Township, was born April 7, 1850 in Kent Co., Mich., and is son of Benjamin and Betsy (Reynolds) Rogers. (see sketch)
Mr. Rogers continue to remain under his father's management until he was 21 years of age, when he began to interest himself in the two-fold calling which now occupies his attention and to which he has since devoted his energies without intermission. He has become the owner of 80 acres of land, of which he has cleared nine acres the present year (1883). He is a Democrat in political adherence.
Mr. Rogers was married Dec. 26, 1871, in Newaygo County, To Delia Dingman. She was born Dec. 25, 1852, in Noble Co., Ind., and is the daughter of Jared and Miranda (Spurbeck) Dingman, both of whom were of German descent and are yet living in Newaygo County. The five children born to Mr. and Mrs. Rogers are all living. They are named Myrtie, Maud, Meda, Benjamin and Jared.