The Lowe Family Tree

Philip Rogers

Philip Rogers was born in the weeks prior to 02 Mar 1827 when he was baptized in Caverswall, Staffordshire, England to his parents Philip Rogers and Elizabeth Smith.

The family lived at the Cookshill Mill on Mill Close Road in Caverswall where his father was a Miller turning grain into ground meal or flour for local farmers.A The community would have been dependent on Philip as flour was an integral part of baking bread, a staple part of the diet, and meal was the primary food of livestock.

George Frederick Rogers, Jr.

Georgie, brother of great grandmother Edna Rogers, left home at 20 and joined the Army during WWII against his family's wishes. He was assigned to the 91st Cavalry Recon Squadron where he took part in the Africa, Sicily & Italy Campaigns. Even though Georgie was wounded twice he kept returning to the front lines and, according to his brothers in arms, showed no fear. On his way back to base at the end of a night recon mission behind enemy lines in northern Italy, Georgie was struck by pistol fire and killed in the line of duty. He had achieved the rank of Corporal and was a purple heart and bronze star recipient for his heroism and conduct.

Ole Olsen Kopervik

Born on Kjelsvik farm to the captain of a small sailing ship, Ole grew up in Jelsa, Rogaland, Norway. Much of his childhood was spent on the open seas with his father and brother. At 33, he married Andrine in Drammen, Buskerud on the opposite side of Norway. Together they lived in Kopervik and had 3 children before Ole's untimely death at 39.

Christoffer Christensen Orhus

Born on the Orhuus farm in 1828 in Sande, Vestfold, Norway to parents Christen Johnsen and Dorthe Olsdatter, Christoffer lost his father by age 5 and spent his childhood on Kvisle farm with his mother and step-father. After confirmation he relocated from Sande to Svelvik and traded a life on the farm for one at sea. Christoffer married Mathea Gulliksdatter Loe and had 3 children. He died at sea of yellow fever aboard the ship Chatham at the age of 50 and was buried at sea on the Atlantic.