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John Amberg, Sr., 77, for many years actively engaged as a painter and decorator in Lincoln and vicinity, died at 2:45 Thursday afternoon at the home of his son, Eugene Amberg, 208 Tremont street after an illness of several weeks. He was born in Portsmouth, Ohio, Aug. 28, 1863, and was married in Lincoln in 1887 to Miss Carrie Ann Houser. Mr. Amberg's wife died three years ago, and a daughter, Mrs. Dora Feldman, passed away in 1918.
Surviving are the following sons and daughters: Frank and Ernest, Quincy; Mrs. Grace Schoof, Decatur; Mrs. Gertrude Barton, Bloomington; Mrs. Henry Dirks, George, Eugene, John and Leo, Lincoln. Also surviving are three brothers and a sister: Mrs. Elizabeth Pluth and William Amberg, Lincoln; Nicholas, Atlanta, and Louis, Webster Groves, Mo. There are 23 grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 9 a. m. Saturday from St. Mary's church, conducted by Rev. Leo P. Henkel. Burial will be in St. Mary's cemetery. The body will be removed Friday evening from the Kerrigan Chapel to the Eugene Amberg home.
Lincoln Evening Courier, 3 Feb 1941
Pallbearers were: James McCarthy, Paul Schuster, Patrick Dea, Frank Pfau, Ben Eckert, and Alois Feldman. Out-of-town relatives who attended the funeral included: Mr. and Mrs. Frank Amberg, Quincy; Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Amberg and children, Quincy; Mrs. Grace Schoof and grandson Louis Wayne Jetters, Decatur; Mr. and Mrs. Fred Chvatal, Decatur; Mrs. Gertrude Barton, Bloomington; Mr. and Mrs. Jos. Dixon, Fairbury; Mr. and Mrs. M. W. Krueger, of Fairbury; Nickolas Amberg and family, Atlanta, and Mr. and Mrs. Albert Olson, Broadwell.