After looking at this information I would request information from the area genalogical society for records of the families below.
1900 Census of NJ, somerset, North Plainfield Boro Charles S. Messenger H/W born Jan 1876 age 24 married 4 yearsEmployment Butcher Lillie Messenger Wifeborn Oct 1877 2 children 2 living Charles R.Messenger Son August 1897 May or Mary Messenger daughter Sept 1899 By this record I would look for all Messenger in 1880's in NJ All born NJ this can be wrong depending on who gave the information also if he died in the area you maybe able to find is cemetery records and funeral homes records.
1910 Census William J. Herden Or Herder Head Annie J wife Elthel May daughter Messenger, Charles Grandson
1870 Census These familie or group must be related somehow. Messenger, Jennie 17, F, W, NY,Somerset, Hillsborough This young lady was living at home with I think her mother and step father or grandparents by the ages of the adults
Messenger, John 20, M, W, 20 NY,Somerset, Hillsborough this young man was Farm Labor
Messenger, Joseph 19, M, W, NJ, NJ Somerset, Franklin this young man work as Farm labor
Messenger, M. M. Mrs. 36 F, W, NJ, Somerset, Hillsborough This woman worked on the farm keeping house