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Andrew Blomburg

ANDREW BLOMBURG, merchant tailor, Cherokee, Iowa, was born in Sweden, July 22, 1850.  He is the oldest son of Nelson and Christina (Johnson) Blomburg, who still reside in their native land.  Andrew was started to school at the age of seven years, and continued to pursue his studies until he was fifteen years old.  On leaving school he went to learn the tailor's trade, and served an apprenticeship of three years.  He started in business for himself, following it with great diligence for five years.  He was then seized with a desire to try his fortune in the New World and accordingly sailed for America, landing in teh city of Philadelphia.  Without delay he continued his journey to the West, and located at Galva, Henry County, Illinois; there he worked at his trade for eleven months and then went to Oneida, Knox County, Illinois remaining there two years.  We next find him in Atlantic, Iowa, where he resided nearly one year.  In September, 1885, he removed to Cherokee, Iowa and was employed by William Jones as a cutter for two and a half years.  At the expiration of that period, he embarked in the business on his own account; he has devoted his time exclusively to his trade, and employs from two to three men.  He is a faithful, conscientious work man and has won a large patronage.  Mr. Blomburg was married in 1878 to Miss Martha Oleson, a native of Sweden.  Three children have been born of this union: Nelson, Andrew and Otto.  Mr. and Mrs. Blomburg are consistent members of the Congregational Church of Cherokee.

 Source: Biographical History of Cherokee County, IA, W. W. Dunbar & Co Publishers, 1889

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