Born: 17 Oct 1842
Born Where: Hjorted Socken, Kalmar, Sweden
Died: 24 May 1923
Died Where: Jamestown, NY
Father: Sven Henrik Åberg
Mother: Lovisa Nilsdotter Åberg
Spouse: Helena Lovisa Youngquist Oberg
Marriage Date: 18 May 1870
Married Where: Sweden
Children: David, Herbert Carl, Hulda A., Elizabeth Louise, Joel S., Nellie H., John M.
John Peter was born in Sweden, and immigrated with his wife and first four children in 1880. He was a tailor and setup shop on Main Street just south of 2nd Street in Jamestown. According to Swedish records he married Helena Lovisa on May 18, 1870 in Kalmar, Hjorted, Sweden. Except for a brief stay on Colfax Street, next to his brother Nels Henrik, he appears to have lived at 32 Jones Street (which seems to have become 32 Chautauqua Avenue by 1910) till his death in 1923.
We don't know much more about him and we are still searching for other pictures.
He had lived a fairly long life at 80 years, 7 months, and 7 days. He is buried in the family plot in Lakeview Cemetery.
1880 Census: Colfax Street, Jamestown, NY
1888-1889 Jamestown City Directory: 32 Jones St., Jamestown, NY
1892-1893 Jamestown City Directory: 32 Jones St., Jamestown, NY
1895-1896 Jamestown City Directory: 32 Jones St., Jamestown, NY
1900 Census: 32 Jones Street, Jamestown, NY
1910 Census: 32 Chautauqua, Jamestown, NY
1920 Census: 32 Chautauqua, Jamestown, NY
1923 Death Record: 32 Chautauqua, Jamestown, NY
John Peter Oberg (Picture courtesy of Lance Oberg)
John Peter Oberg and grandaughter Isabel Jones
(Picture courtesy of Georgia Litz)