Biography of Franz Amberg
Chicago, Cook County, Il Biographies

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.


FROM:
The Handbook of Chicago Biography
Edited by John J Flinn.
The Standard Guide Company
Chicago 1893

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