Biography of Rev. Robert T. Vorberg
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Vorberg, Rev. Robert T., was born in Milwaukee, Wis., April 19, 1868. When a child his father, who was a minister, received a call to preach in New York city. Mr. Vorberg was educated in the public schools of Rochester, five years in Wagner College in. that city, and three years in the Evangelical Lutheran Theological Seminary at Mount Airy, Philadelphia, Pa., from which he was graduated in 1892, and began to preach in Newark, July 1, 1892, in Zion's Lutheran church. May 17, 1893, he married Miss Salome A. Ungerer, of Lyons. They have one child, a daughter, Magdalena E. Mr. Vorberg's father, George A. G., was born in Magdeburg, Germany, August 26, 1835. He was educated at the Magdeburg Gymnasium, studied theology at the Friedrichs University at Halle-Wittenberg, also at the university of Tubingen, and completed his theological studies at the University of Erlangen in March, 1860. He then taught at a ladies' seminary in Bremen two years. In 1863 he was sent to the United States by the Berlin Missionary Society as a missionary, locating and preaching in many places, to the German Lutherans of Wisconsin. In February, 1867, he married Emily H. daughter of the Rev. George J. Kempe, of Rochester. N. Y. They had three sons, Robert T., George M., and Gustav S. He died at New York city, April 1, 1873. His widow removing to Rochester with her children, where she and her sons, George M. and Gustav S., now reside.

From:
Landmarks of Wayne County, New York
Edited by: Hon. George W. Cowles
Assisted by: H. P. Smith and others
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1895


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