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This Anniversary was contributed by: Kay Reitberger

Sheboygan Press - Sept. 19, 1918

Mr. And Mrs. Louis Hoberg, Pioneer Settlers Of Sheboygan County, Observe Golden Wedding Anniversary Here Today.

(There is a picture of Mr. and Mrs. Louis Hoberg in this article)

Two pioneers of Sheboygan are quietly celebrating their golden wedding anniversary with their immediate relatives today. The chronicle of the lives of Mr. and Mrs. Louis Hoberg, aged 70 and 69 years respectively, 1204 Ontario avenue, is a reflection of the history of the city of Sheboygan during the last half century.

Mrs. Hoberg was born September 4, 1849 in Mehlburg, Erfurt, Germany, and came to America with her parents at the age of three years. The family came direct to Sheboygan and Mrs. Hoberg has lived here ever since.

She is a member of the Ladies of the Grand Army of the Republic, holding the office of senior vice-president for the past six years. She is also a member of the Evangelical St. John's Lutheran church, and takes an active part in the Red Cross Auxiliary of both of the above organizations.

Mr. Hoberg was born in Sheboygan, February 26, 1848, and has always lived here with the exception of the time he spent as a soldier in the Civil War. At the age of fourteen, he started to learn the tailor trade at the Bodenstein Clothing Co. store where he worked for two years.

When sixteen years old, he enlisted in Company K, 14th Wisconsin Infantry, and served in the Civil War. He returned to Sheboygan and again worked at his trade as tailor, being employed by Adam Trester for seven years. He then started to work at Charles Imig & Sons store, where he remained for twenty-five years. He is an active member of the Gustavus Wintermeyer Post, Grand Army of the Republic.

In 1868, he was united in marriage to Miss Amalia Armstroff. Nine children were born to them, seven of whom are living: Louis and Alfred of Milwaukee; Officer Arthur Hoberg of the local police force, Jess, and Victor, Mrs. Bert Fairweather, and Mrs. Joseph Pangier, all of this city. The late John Hoberg, of Green Bay, was a brother; his four sons, Frank, John, William and Tony reside in that city where they conduct a large paper mill. Mr. and Mrs. Hoberg also have twelve grandchildren.

Both Mr. and Mrs. Hoberg are still vigorous and in good health. Mrs. Hoberg continues to do all her own house work, including baking, as she has done for fifty years.

Mr. and Mrs. Hoberg are among the well known and highly respected citizens not only of Sheboygan, but also throughout the county. During their period of long residence here they have contributed much in various ways to the well being of the city and community. They are worthy examples of the type of sturdy, worthwhile citizenry which is the backbone of the county.

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