AMBERG, FRANZ. - Born in Boromia, Germany, Sept. 11, 1838. He came to America in 1857, having received a very
liberal education in his native country. He had learned the wagon maker's trade, and he followed that occu pation
for four years after coming to Chicago, where he first located on arrival in the United States. Mr. Amherg en,
listed in the First Illinois Cavalry at the breaking out of the war, and participated in some of the hottest fights.
At the close of his term of service, Mr. Amberg returned to Chicago, and engaged in mercant! ile pursuits, but
later went into the livery businebs. The longer he lived in the city the more popular he became, and it was but
natural he should enter the political arena. He was appointed city collector, and occupied the office with honor
to himself and to the satisfaction of his constituents. Mr. Amberg is a prominent Mason, an active member of the
Union League Club, and the G. A. R. He was married in 1862 to Miss Ada W. Gerhardt, and has a pleasant home on
North Lincoln avenue.
The Handbook of Chicago Biography
Edited by John J Flinn.
The Standard Guide Company
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Also see [ Railway Officials in America 1906