Biography of Leopold Henberger
Adams County, NE Biographies





Leopold Hemberger, who has gained success as a farmer and now owns two hundred and forty acres of good land in Juniata township, was born in Baden, Germany, on the 5th of December, 1863. His parents, Constantin and Agnes (Hemberger) Hemberger, were also born in that country, where they passed their entire lives. The father died when our subject was but three years of age and the mother when he was a young man of twenty five years. They were the parents of eleven children: Sigmond, who is living in Sangamon county, Illinois; Gallus, a resident of Adams county, Nebraska; Emil, a resident of White Lake, South Dakota; Edward and August, both of whom are deceased; Katie and Bertha, both of whom are residing in Germany; Charlotte, Amelia and Mary, all of whom are deceased; and Leopold, the youngest of the family.

Leopold Hemberger attended school in Germany for eight years and received a most thorough training. As is customary there he went to school on Saturday as well as on the other week days and had only six weeks vacation in the entire year. As a youth he learned the shoemaker's trade and subsequently when seventeen years of age emigrated to the United States, making his way at once to Springfield, Illinois. He there found work as a farm hand and was so employed for three and a half years, after which he came to Adams county, Nebraska. He had saved his money carefully and was able to purchase a farm in Cottonwood township, which he operated successfully until 1904. In that year he removed to his present place on section 7, Juniata township, and in the intervening twelve years has made many improvements upon the farm, which comprises two hundred and forty acres of excellent land. He understands thoroughly the various phases of agriculture and derives a good financial return from his labors.

When twenty three years of age Mr. Hemberger was united in marriage in Hastings, Nebraska, to Miss Elizabeth Fabry, by whom he has ten children, namely: John, who is farming in Cottonwood township, this county; Henry, an agriculturist of Roseland township; Anna, the wife of Charles Kaiser, of Roseland township; Leo, at home; Teresa, who is keeping house for her brother Henry; and Ehardt, Francis, Frank, Joseph and Albert, all of whom are at home.

Mr. Hemberger supports the democratic party at the polls but has never taken a very active part in political affairs. He and his family are members of the Roman Catholic church, to the support of which they contribute. He began his career without capital other than his energy, good judgment and determination to succeed and these qualities have enabled him to gain a competence and have also won him the respect and esteem of those with whom he has been brought in contact.

From:
Past and Present of
Adams County, Nebraska
Supervisong Editor: Judge William R. Burton
Assistant Editor: David J. Lewis
The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company
Chicago, 1916


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