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Transcribed biography of Eugene Froberg


Eugene Froberg, the eldest of three sons born to Mr. and Mrs. John Froberg, was born in Chicago, Illinois on October 23, 1910. John and Christina Froberg came from Sweden at a young age in 1899 and were married in Chicago, Illinois on December 25, 1909. Mr. and Mrs. Froberg became the parents of Eugene, Chester, and Lawrence.

Eugene and his parents moved to Chesterton, Indiana in 1911. He attended Valparaiso High School and Purdue University. He was engaged in farming with his father in Porter County until 1934. After that time he farmed a grain and beef cattle farm in Beecher, Illinois. From 1937-1940, Eugene worked in the Open Hearth of the U.S. Steel Mills in Gary, Indiana. While he was working there he started his career of selling Hinman milking machines and later added the Badger Northland specialty line of farm machinery of which he was a distributor. He remained in these two lines until 1970 or 33 years of selling until he was forced to give up the road travel due to losing much of his eye sight from a dynamite accident on one of his farms in LaPorte County.

Submitted by Eugene Froberg

Source: American Revolution Bicentennial Committee of Porter County. 1976. A Biographical History of Porter County, Indiana. Valparaiso, Indiana: American Revolution Bicentennial Committee of Porter County, Inc. 180 p.
Page(s) in Source: 109

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Biography transcribed by Steven R. Shook


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