This collection of Amberg Obituaries was submitted by Bill Scroggin of Chesterfield, Missouri. His relationship to the individual is indicated at the end of each obituary.
ATLANTA - Nicholas Amberg, 74, was found dead in his room at the Atlanta hotel at 6:15 p.m. Monday. He had been ill for several years.
The body was taken to the Quiram Funeral chapel. Funeral services will be at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at the St. Mary's church. The Rev. W. P. White of Lincoln will officiate. Burial will be in the Zion cemetery.
He was born March 30, 1872 in Lincoln, the son of John and Catherine Smith Amberg. He married Hannah Musick April 21, 1897 in Lincoln. She preceded him in death in 1928. He retired from farming in Eminence township in February, 1945, and came to Atlanta.
He is survived by four sons, Walter, Warrensburg; Clarence, Paul, and Clifton, all of Atlanta; three daughters, Mrs. Bernice Leesman, Atlanta; Mrs. Lulu Scroggin, Lincoln; and Mrs. Myrtle Norfleet, Barrington; 17 grandchildren and one great grandchild; and two brothers, William, Lincoln, and Louis, St. Louis, Mo.
He was a member of St. Mary's church of Atlanta.
Funeral services were held at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. Mary's church in Atlanta, the Rev. Fr. Harold Pendergast officiating. Pallbearers were Ray Thompson, Barrett Rogers, Ed Powell, George Leesman, William Brandt and Dean Phillips. Burial was in Zion cemetery.
Nicholas was my great-grandfather.
The death of Mrs. Hannah C. Musick Amberg, wife of Nicholas, occurred at 3:45 o'clock Sunday afternoon at the home 2 miles west of Atlanta.
Mrs. Amberg was a lifelong resident of Logan county. She was born in Lincoln April 8, 1873, and died at the age of 55 years, 6 months, and 13 days. Mr. and Mrs. Amberg were married in Lincoln, April 21, 1897, and have always resided in this community. Besides the husband, the following children survive: Walter, Clarence and Paul Amberg, Lincoln; Mrs. Lulu Scroggin, Beason; Clifton, Bernice, and Mabel at home. She also leaves the following sisters and brothers: Mrs. Libby Wubben, Mt. Pulaski; Mrs. Bertha Martinie, Lincoln; Miss Bessie Musick, Quincy; Thomas and Clifford, Lincoln, and Mrs. Nora Stevens of Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
The funeral will take place at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon from the First Methodist church, the church of which she was a member, and burial will be made in Zion cemetery. Rev Stanley Ward, pastor of the Methodist church, will be in charge of the services.
Hannah was my great grandmother.
John Amberg, an old settler of Logan County, died Wednesday evening at 5:15 o'clock at St. Clara's Hospital, aged 78 years. Mr. Amberg had been ailing for the past four years and had been in a critical condition the past two weeks. General debility is thought to have been the cause of death. The deceased was born December 20, 1823, in Hessen, Germany. He came to America in 1845, locating at Portsmouth, Ohio. At this place, he was married in 1853 to Miss Anna Hubbard, who died after a married life of only two and a half years, leaving one daughter, now Mrs. Martin Pluth of Lincoln. In 1857 Mr. Amberg married the second time his bride being Miss Catherine Smith. To this union were born nine children, five of whom, with the wife, survive. They are: Henry Amberg, John H. Amberg, Nicholas Amberg, and William Amberg of Lincoln and Louis Amberg of St. Louis. Besides these sons there are twenty grandchildren to mourn his loss.
Mr. Amberg came to Lincoln in 1866, and located on a farm west of the city, where he has since made his home. He followed farming as an occupation until a few years ago, when poor health caused him to retire from active labor. Mr. Amberg was a plain, conscientious man, who did his duty as a citizen in his adopted country. His good deed speak for themselves.
Funeral services will be held Saturday morning at 9:15 o'clock at St. Mary's Church. Burial at St. Mary's cemetery. The remains were taken to the home of his son-in-law, Joseph Badure, on Wayatt Avenue, where they will rest until burial.
John Amberg was my great-great-grandfather.
Mrs. Catherine Schmidt Amberg died at the St. Clara's hospital at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, June 24, 1916 of blood poisoning. Mrs. Amberg had made a gallant fight and had live a long time after infection commenced, but her age was a deciding element against her and she finally succumbed.
Mrs. Amberg was born in Portsmouth, O., April 4, 1835. She was 81 years, 2 months, and 20 days of age. She was married to John Amberg at Portsmouth. The husband preceded her in death by several years. To this marriage were born nine children, four of the, Mrs. Tracy Goretzke, Mrs. Mary Badur, Frank, and Herman Amberg, are dead. The surviving children are Henry and John H. Amberg, Lincoln; Lewis, of St. Louis, and Nicholas and William, of this city. She is also survived by the following: two sisters, Mrs. Mary Hubbard, of this city; Mrs. Lizzie Eisenbach, of Nebraska, and four half-brothers: Henry Geis, of Lincoln; Nicholas, of Creston, Ia., and John and Jacob Geis, of Beaver Crossing, Neb.
Mrs. Amberg was a member of the St. Mary's church, where the funeral was held at 9:30 a.m. Monday, in charge of Rev. Koppes. Burial was in St. Mary's cemetery. The pallbearers were: Frank Klatt, Charles Hassenstab, Jacob Werschay, Jacob Waschle, John Buttell, and Eno Elkes.
Catherine Schmidt Amberg was my great-great-grandmother.
Clifford Henry Amberg, 22, son of Nicholas Amberg residing near Atlanta, died at 8:55 o'clock Monday evening at St. Clara's hospital. Last August he submitted to the amputation of a leg, hoping for relief from a complication. His condition became more serious and several days ago he entered the hospital.
Mr. Amberg was a son of Nicholas and Hannah Musick Amberg. His mother passed away several years ago. He was born in Broadwell township, August 11, 1912 and spent his entire life in Logan county, graduating from Lincoln high school in 1931.
He is survived by his father, twin brother, Clifton of Atlanta and other brothers and sisters as follows: Bernice Leesman, Myrtle Amberg, Clarence Amberg, Atlanta; Walter Amberg, Hallsville; Lulu Scroggins, and Paul Amberg of Lincoln. The body will be removed from the Sheets home to the home of Mrs. Scroggins on Lincoln avenue. The funeral will take place at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon from St. Mary's church in charge of Rev. Leo P. Henkel. Burial will be in Zion cemetery.
Clifford Amberg was my great uncle.
DECATUR - Donald R. Amberg Sr., 68, of Greers Ferry, Ark., formerly of Decatur, died 1:30 p. m. Saturday (Dec. 5, 1962) in White County Memorial Hospital, Searcy, Ark. Services will be 1 p. m. Wednesday in Dawson & Wikoff West Wood Funeral Home with visitation 5 to 7 p. m. Tuesday. Burial will be in Graceland Cemetery. Memorials: American Heart Association.
Mr. Amberg was born in Lincoln on Oct. 19, 1924, son of Walter and Grace Amberg. He was a truck driver. He married Stella Robertson in 1972. Surviving are his wife; stepdaughters, Imadean Welsh of Mattoon, Tyna Doddek of Decatur, Myla Douglas of Greers Ferry, Ark., Cyndi Benton and Lyndi Richert, both of Lovington; brother, Walter Amberg of St. Louis, Mo.; 11 grandchildren; one great-grandchild. He was preceded in death by his parents and one son, Donald Ray Amberg, Jr.
Donald Amberg was my father's first cousin.
Blanche Amberg, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Nick Amberg, residing southwest of Lincoln, died at 2:30am Wednesday at St. Clara's hospital for erysipelas. The little one was aged 4 years, 1 month and 15 days. No arrangements have been made for the funeral. (She's buried in Zion Cemetery near parents.)
Blanche Amberg was my grandmother's sister.
Gladys Wren Amberg, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Nick Amberg died at the family residence near Broadwell at 8 o'clock this morning following an illness from pneumonia, aged 2 years 3 months and 18 days. The funeral of Gladys Wren Amberg, 2 year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Nick Amberg who died Thursday morning at the residence near Broadwell, was held at 2 o'clock Friday afternoon at the residence. On account of the serious illness of another child, the services were semi-private. Interment was made in Union cemetery.
(This is an ERROR on the papers part about burial. The child is buried in Zion Cemetery.)
Gladys Amberg was my grandmother's sister.