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Peter Emberg, a younger brother of Martin Emberg, came to the United States in 1881, with a cousin, Nels Erickson, from their home in Ovanaker, Sweden. The two young men worked as laborers on the Milwaukee Railroad.

In 1883, Peter married Ella Nelson, his Swedish fiance. They later bought a farm five miles northeast of Madrid where they lived most of their 65 years of married life.

Peter and Ella had two sons, John and Edwin. Edwin spent his life on the Emberg farm. He died in 1970, at the age of 72. John died in 1972, and was buried on his 82nd birthday.

The family were lifetime members of the Swedish Evangelical Mission Church in Madrid.

Peter Emberg died in 1949, at the age of 91. Ella died the same year at the age of 87. All of the Embergs are buried at Hillsdale Cemetery.

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