Source: History of the Swedes in Illinois - Part III
E. Olson & M. Engberg, Chicago, IL - 1908
Reproduced on CD by George Wolf 2004
Pages 78 - 79
Transcribed by: Denise McLoughlin
Tampico Area Historical Society
Carl A. Hemborg pastor of the Swedish Lutheran Church of Moline for a long term of years before his removal to Nebraska, was born in Hemsjö, Smaland, Sweden, Feb. 3, 1847. His father, Anders Jönsson, was a farmer. The son purseud collegiate studies at Vesiö from 1865 to 1870 and emigrating in 1871, continued his studies at Augustana College, then located at Paxton, Ill., from 1871 ti 1874, taking a theological course fitting him for the ministry in the Augustana Synod. He was ordained in Rockford June 28, 1874, and has had charge of congregations in Dayton, Iowa, 1874-92. In Gowrie, Iowa, 1874-77, in Moline from 1892 to 1904, when he resigned to assume pastoral charge at Stromsburg, Neb. While in Iowa, he served as presidnet of the Iowa Conference for six years from 1886 and, after coming to Moline, waselected president of the Illinois Conference in 1903. The degree of Doctor of Divinity was conferred upon him in 1902 by Augustana College.
Dr. Hemborg is a devoted amatuer astronomer and is the author of two books, “Ord, Verk och Hvila,” and “Glimpses of the Stars,” consisting of original thoughts and phantasies, partly scientific, partly devotional, based on astronomical and biblical data.
Feb. 2, 1877, Rev. Hemborg married Miss Jennie Ryden, of Bernadotte, Minn., born Feb. 8, 1859. She is the daughter of Rev. And Mrs. C. M. Ryden. Of seven children born to Dr. And Mrs. Hemborg, the following six are living: Constans Alexis, born 1877; Carl Robert Phillip, 1884; Claudia Sophia, 1886; Emma Evelyn, 1896; Harold Benjamin, 1899; Richard Edwin, 1904