Wilbert L. Rogers

Wilbert L. Rogers of the well-known, wide-awake law
firm of Copeland & Rogers, was born July 14, 1871, at St. Johns,
Auglaize County, Ohio.  His parents were Alfred and Catherine (Morris)
Rogers, who were agriculturists and the parents of seven children, five
of whom are living at this time.
       Mr. Rogers spent his boyhood on the farm, and worked his way from
the common schools through law school by his own efforts.  After
graduating from the schools of Jackson Center, Ohio, in 1889, he engaged
in teaching school from 1899 to 1893.  He also worked about a year as
bookkeeper for the Studebaker Brothers Manufacturing Company, of South
Bend, Indiana.  In 1896 he was graduated from the law department of the
Ohio Normal University at Ada.  He had previously attended the Tri-State
Normal College, of Angola, Indiana.  After his graduation in law and
admission to the bar, he came to Lima in April, 1897, and soon after
formed the present partnership with Mr. Copeland.   Mr. Rogers is a deep
thinker and a logical speaker; his words carry conviction and impress
his hearers with their earnestness and truth.  His success and
ability in his chosen work have placed him, 
even in this short time, among the leading lawyers of the county.  He is
a member of the Allen County, Northwestern Ohio and State bar
associations.
         Mr. Rogers was united in marriage with Lulu E. Gullette,
daughter of William Gullette, of Lima.   They are prominent members of
the Methodist Episcopal Church. Mr. Rogers is a Republican.