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Don Rogers

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Don Rogers
BornErnest K. Schieldge
February 20, 1900
Hartford, Connecticut
DiedJuly 5, 1971 (age 71)
Sun Valley, California

Don Rogers (1900-1971), stage name of Ernest Schieldge, was an early member of the International Brotherhood of Magicians and co-editor of the original Linking Rings.


His first public performance was in 1910 at a local Y.M.C.A.

He was recruited to the IBM in 1922 by foundering members Len Vintus and Gene Gordon as member number 3, making him the first non-officer member. He was co-editor (with Gordon) of The Linking Ring from 1922 until 1926. In the years that followed, he served as secretary, assistant secretary, and associate editor under Len Vintus.[1]

His middle name is most likely “Knight”.


  1. Cover, The Linking Ring, Vol. 51, No. 9, September 1971, OUR COVER, Don Rogers February 20, 1900 – July 5, 1971, page 35, BROKEN WANDS, Ernest K. Schieldge, page 100
  • The Linking Ring, Vol. 1, No. 3, March 1923, INTRODUCING: Mystic Brother Ernest K. Schieldge, page 4
  • Cover, The Sphinx, Vol. 24, No. 9, November 1925, Ernest K. Schieldge, page 267
  • Cover, The Linking Ring, Vol. 4, No. 2, 1926 nd., Ernest K. Schieldge, page 23
  • The New Tops, Vol. 11, No. 10, October 1971, Final Curtain, DON ROGERS, page 52
  • The Linking Ring, Vol. 92, No. 9, September 2013, Pictures from the Past, page 24, Answer to Pictures from the Past – from page 24, page 122
  • Ernest K Schieldge