Carl Harberg Mora County, New Mexico

Carl Harberg, general merchant, Cleveland, New Mexico, was born in Morsberg, Germany, November 22, 1861. He received his education in the German gymnasium and in a seminary, preparing himself for a teacher. He did not, however, take up the work of teaching. He served one year in the German army, at the end of which time, in 1881, he came to the United States, and direct to New Mexico.

Arrived here, he located at Mora, where he was employed as clerk in the wholesale mercantile establishment of Loewenstein, Strausse & Company, with whom he remained ten years. Then he was one year with the St. Vrain Mercantile Company, which failed, and after the failure he went to Sonora, old Mexico. The climate in the latter place, however, not being conducive to his health, he soon returned to Mora, and re-entered the employ of Loewenstein, Strausse & Company, with whom he continued until 1897, when, in partnership with E. Romero and brother Joe, he bought the store of Loewenstein, Strausse & Company at Cleveland. This business was then run under the firm name of Carl Harberg & Co. In 1890 Mr. Harberg purchased the interest of his partners and has since conducted the business successfully in his own name. In addition to merchandising, he is interested in cattle and sheep ranching.

At Trinidad. Colorado, April 29, 1895, Mr. Harberg married Miss Julia Klein, a native of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and they have two children, Carrie and Solomon. Fraternally Mr. Harberg is identified with Chapman Lodge No. 2, A. F. & A. M., of Las Vegas. 

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Source: History of New Mexico, Its Resources and People, Volume II, Pacific States Publishing Co., 1907.

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