Fred Rogers

Birth Name: Fred McFeely Rogers

Date of Birth: March 20, 1928

Place of Birth: Latrobe, Pennsylvania, U.S.

Date of Death: February 27, 2003

Place of Death: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.

Ethnicity: Scottish, Welsh, German, English, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, remote French

Fred Rogers, also known as Mr. Rogers or Mister Rogers, was an American television personality, musician, puppeteer, writer, and producer. He was a Presbyterian minister. He was the host of the show Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood from 1968 to 2001.

Fred was the son of Nancy (McFeely) and James Hills Rogers. He was married to Joanne Byrd, until his death. The couple has two children. Joanne worked on his show.

Fred’s paternal grandfather was James Nathaniel Rogers (the son of John Rogers and Harriett/Harriet Lloyd). Fred’s grandfather James was born in Pennsylvania, to English/Welsh parents. John was the son of Edward Rogers.

Fred’s paternal grandmother was Maude “Jennie” Nicewonger (the daughter of Jacob Trauger Nicewonger and Mary Elizabeth Smith). Maude was born in Pennsylvania. Jacob was the son of Joseph Nicewonger and Margaret. Mary Elizabeth was the daughter of William Smith and Sarah Traugher.

Fred’s maternal grandfather was Fred/Frederick Brooks McFeely (the son of Charles Albert McFeely and Anna Lindsay). Fred’s grandfather Fred McFeely was born in Ohio, and was an entrepreneur. Charles was the son of John McFeely and Clarissa Brooks. Anna was the daughter of John Lindsay and Susanna/Susan Fish.

Fred’s maternal grandmother was Nancy Morgan Kennedy (the daughter of William James Algeo Kennedy and Martha A. Morgan). Nancy was born in Pennsylvania. Martha was the daughter of John S. Kennedy and Sarah A./Jane Cooper. Martha was the daughter of Francis Keevil, who was English, and of Sarah Ann Morgan, whose parents were Welsh.

Sources: Geeaelogies of Fred Rogers –

Fred’s mother on the 1910 U.S. Census –

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