Biography of Emil Oberg
Saunders County, NE Biographies





Emil Oberg, one of the efficient agriculturists of Mariposa township, was born in Smaland, Sweden, October 21, 1868, a son of John P. and Sophia (Peterson) Oberg, both of whom are still living in Sweden at the age of seventy seven years. The father engaged in farming during his active life. They are the parents of nine children: Leonard, a contractor of Omaha, Nebraska, where he has resided for the last thirty two years; Carl Rudolph, who is farming in Sweden; Emil, of this review; and Fulda Christine, Joseph, Oscar, Mary, William and Wilhelmina, all living in Sweden.

Emil Oberg received his education in the common schools and remained under the parental roof until 'he was twenty four years of age, when he emigrated to the United States. He made his way at once to Saunders county, Nebraska, and located in Stocking precinct, where he worked as a farm hand for six years. Subsequently he was for three years in the employ of others in Center precinct and at the end of that time began farming on his own account. After carrying on agricultural pursuits there for seven years he purchased land in Boyd county, Nebraska, but has never lived on his farm there In 1909 he removed to his present place on section 10, Mariposa precinct, Saunders county, and has made many improvements upon his farm, which comprises one hundred and twenty acres of excellent land. He is now erecting a fine residence which is modern throughout. In addition to growing the usual crops he raises high grade stock and his labors yield him a good income. The success which he has gained is doubly commendable in that he is a self made man, having depended upon his own efforts since beginning his independent career.

On April 2, 1902, Mr. Oberg married Miss Ida Christenson, who was born in Center precinct, this county, October 1, 1875, and they have three children: Carl, Edith Marie and Raymond Leonard. Mr. Oberg's political belief is that of the republican party, and he takes the interest of a good citizen in public affairs. He is an active member of the Lutheran church and has served as district delegate. His wife is also a member of that church. Mr. Oberg has never regretted removing to this country and has thoroughly identified his interests with those of his community.

From:
Past and Present Saunders County, Nebraska
A Record of Settlement, Organization,
Progress and Achievement
Charles Perky Supervising Editor
Vol. II
The S. J. Clarke Publishing Co.
Chiago 1915


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