Portrait & Biographical Record Winnebago & Boone Cos., IL. Chicago: Biographical Pub. Co., 1892, pp 1125-1126
August BLOMBERG, a prosperous business man and stockholder in the Forest City Baking Company, recently organized at No. 609 Seventh Street [Rockford, Winnebago County, IL], was formerly engaged in the bakery business here, but sold out to this company. He was born in Sweden, 22 Sep 1847, and learned his trade there after reaching his 14th birthday. In Sep 1879 he came to the U. S., and subsequently to Rockford, where he established a bakery on Seventh Street. He met with unusual success, and has accumulated a handsome competence. Previous to coming to Rockford he was engaged in the bakery business in NY City, [p 1126] Boston, and other cities of the New England States. He is the owner of much valuable property in Rockford, and is a stockholder in the Excelsior Furniture Company. Mr. BLOMBERG expects to visit his native country in 1892, but will return and take charge of the Forest City Baking Company.
Mr. BLOMBERG is the only one of his relatives in this country. His father, John BLOMBERG, is still a resident of Sweden, and is 70 years of age. He served his country faithfully as a soldier for 34 years. He is a prominent man in his native province, and is highly respected. The maiden name of his wife was Cathrina BENGSTON, and she died in her native country many years ago. She was a member of the Swedish Lutheran Church, and Mr. BLOMBERG holds membership in the same at the present time.
Our subject is a public-spirited citizen, and takes a deep interest in all local matters. He is a worthy member of the Zion Lutheran Church, and in politics supports the principles of the Republican party. To his marriage with Josephine BANGSTON were born three interesting children: Charles A., John H., and Fred.
Submitted by Cathy Kubly.