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Transcribed biography of Herman F. Heimberg

PROFESSOR HERMAN F. HEIMBERG, a teacher in the St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran school of South Bend, has devoted his life to the work of the school room, and since 1899 he has been identified with the educational interests of this city. His birth occurred in Hanover, Germany, September 7, 1873, a son of Frederick and Charlotte (Moeller) Heimberg, also natives of that city. The father was a farmer. In 1875 the family emigrated to America, making their way at once to Porter county, Indiana, where the father resumed his occupation of agriculture, and they became prominent residents of that county.

Herman P. Heimberg, the eldest, of their five children, two sons and three daughters, of whom one daughter is now deceased, was but a little lad of two years at the time of the emigration of the family from the fatherland to the United States, and he was reared to years of maturity on a farm in Porter county, Indiana, receiving his early educational training in its district schools. During three winter terms he attended a Protestant, school in Chicago, while in 1893 he graduated from the Lutheran Seminary at Addison, Illinois. With this excellent educational training to serve as the foundation of his future life work he began teaching in the Lutheran school of Valparaiso, where he remained during the following six years, and at the close of the period, in 1899, came to South Bend to enter upon his work as a teacher in its Evangelical Lutheran school. His labors in this institution have been effective in raising its standard of excellence, and he is regarded as one of the most successful and capable members of its faculty.

On the 26th of October, 1898, Professor Heimberg was united in marriage to Emma K. Lutz, who died August 8, 1907. She was born, reared and educated in Valparaiso, Indiana, a daughter of Herman and Anna (Hansen) Lutz, both of whom were born in Holstein, Germany. Four children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Heimberg, Althea and Agatha, and two who are deceased. To Professor Heimberg belongs the honor of being the oldest teacher in the St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran school, and to his efforts as much as to those of any other this well known institution of learning owes the high standing which it now occupies in the educational circles of South Bend.

Source: Howard, Timothy Edward. 1907. A History of St. Joseph County, Indiana. Volume Two. Chicago, Illinois: Lewis Publishing Company. 1158 p.
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Biography transcribed by Steven R. Shook


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