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WILBUR ROGERS SELANDER SEARCHES FOR FAMILY

Updated August 26, 2003

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I AM JUST BEGINNING.THANKS TO ROBERT LAMB I HAVE A LOT OF DATA ON MY GRANDMOTHER SELANDER(MEISEL). I ALSO MOOCHED DATA ON MY GRANDFATHER SELANDERS FAMILY,BUT HAVE BEEN STYMIED TRYING TO FIND OUT ANYTHING MUCH ABOUT MY MOTHER'S RELATIVES.HER FATHER WAS NAMED ERNEST ROGERS.HE HAD A BROTHER CLARENCE DEWITT ROGERS WHO APPARENTLY LIVED TO BE 103.C.DEWITT WAS A LAWYER WHO ADMINISTERED HIS BOTHERS ESTATE AFTER HIS EARLY DEMISE.I REMEBER MOTHER,MARIE DELORES ROGERS, SAYING THAT SHE HAD AT LEAST TWO HALFBROTHERS.They were older than mother. their names were edward and robert. HER MOTHER'S NAME WAS SWEENEY.Catherine had a brother named Peter who lived in Newark,N.J.SWEENEY HAD A SISTER WHO LIVED WITH HER AND HELPED RAISE MARIE(aka mollie).MY FATHER, WILBUR CLARENCE , ALWAYS CALLED MOTHER MOLLIE.I THINK I ONCE MET THE AUNT AND SHE SPOKE WITH AN IRISH ACCENT.MY FATHER SAID THAT ERNEST OWNED A WIRE WORKS IN BELLEVILLE,NEW JERSEY.HE HAD DIED BEFORE FATHER MET MOTHER.I HAVE A BUNCH OF POSTCARDS FROM 1905-1914 FROM ERNEST ROGERS
TO EDWARD,ROBERT, CATHERINE, AND MOLLIE. HE APPARENTLY WAS WORKING AS A SALESMEN WHO TRAVELLED IN UPSTATE NEW YORK AND VACINITY.ONE CARD SAYS THAT HE WORKED IN THE LOWELL MILLS IN ABOUT 1885.THE FAMILY LIVED AT VARIOUS ADDRESSES IN NEWARK AFTER AONG STAY AT 2 VAN HOUTON PLACE IN BELLEVILLE , N.J.(1908-1916) ADDRESSES INCLUDED ORANGE PLACE, ORANGE ST. KEARNEY ST, N. BROAD ST(2)8 ORANGE PLACE, AND 190 N.BROAD ST.

 
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