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Max Hjortsberg

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Max Hjortsberg (1826-1880)


1880 Obituary [1]

The death is announced of Mr. Max Hjortsberg, of Chicago. He had been injured by a locomotive recently, and was considered in a fair way to recovery when a sudden relapse carried him off.

Mr. Hjortsberg was born in Stockholm, November 8, 1826, and early in life commenced the study of civil engineering.

At the age of 19 he came to England, and was engaged in the construction of docks at Hull.

In 1852 he went to America, and engaged in railroad building, and in 1854 he was appointed chief engineer on the Chicago, Burlington, and Quincy Railroad. He continued in that position until about a year since, and this spring he was appointed engineer and architect of the Pullman Car Works at Kensington.

Mr. Hjortsberg stood high socially and in his profession. He was a member of the Institution of Civil Engineers (London), the Chicago Historical Society, the Engineers' Club of the North-West, and the Lincoln Park (Chicago) Board of Commissioners.


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