F. E. Roberg, M. D. - One of the foremost physicians and surgeons of Joliet is Dr. Roberg, a veteran of the
World War, who is serving as president of the Will County Medical Society. He was born in Chicago, Ill., May 15,
1882, the son of O. B. and Christina (Anderson) Roberg.
Both O. B. Roberg and his wife were natives of Sweden. After their marriage they came to the United States in 1869
and settled in Chicago, where Mr. Roberg established a carriage painting and fine lettering business for many years.
He later became secretary and treasurer of the Mission Friends Publishing Company of Chicago. After his retirement
from business he removed to Hood River, Ore., and later to Portland, where he died. His wife is also deceased.
Mr. and Mrs. Roberg were the parents of the following children: Philip B., ranch owner of Hood River, Ore., lives
at Portland; O. Theodore, M. D., chief surgeon of the Swedish Covenant Hospital, Chicago, is a World War veteran,
having served as a major in the Medical Corps; Emma, lives at Portland, Ore.; F. E., the subject of this sketch;
and David N., M. D., eye, ear, nose and throat specialist, San Diego, Calif, is a veteran of the World War having
served in the Medical Corps with the rank of major.
F. E. Roberg attended the public schools of Chicago and in 1899 was graduated from North Division High School.
He then served an enlistment in the U. S. Marine Corps. After his honorable discharge from the service he entered
the University of Chicago from which he received the degree of Bachelor of Science in 1909. He graduated from Rush
Medical College with the degree of Doctor of Medicine in 1911. He spent the following year as an interne in the
Presbyterian Hospital, Chicago, under Dr. Frank Billings, and in March, 1912, came to Joliet. Two years later Dr.
Roberg took post graduate work in Vienna, Austria. On June 8, 1917, he enlisted for service in the World War and
was commissioned a first lieutenant in the U. S. Medical Corps and sent to Fort Benjamin Harrison. In December,
1917, he sailed for France where he was attached to the First Division as Division Medical Gas officer. He was
later promoted to the rank of captain, and was discharged from the service May 30, 1919. In November he resumed
his practice in Joliet. He now holds a commission as major in the U. S. Medical Reserve Corps.
Dr. Roberg is a Republican, and is affiliated with Matteson Lodge, F. and A. M. No. 175; Joliet Chapter, R. A.
M. No. 27; Joliet Council, R. and S. M. M.; Joliet Commandery, K. T. No. 4; Medinah Temple; B. P. O. Elks, No.
296; Knights of Pythias; American Legion, Harwood Post, No. 5; and the "40 and 8 Society." He also belongs
to the American Medical Association of Vienna, Illinois State Medical Society, and American Medical Association.
He is a member of the staff of St. Joseph's and Silver Cross hospitals, and is chairman of the Advisory Board of
the Silver Cross Hospital.
History of Will County, Illinois
By: August Maue
Historical Publishing Company
Will County, Il
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