Victor P. Dunkelberg is one of Pekin’s native sons, being born in that place, December 22, 1869, and receiving his early education both in the schools of Pekin and Gem City. His parents were M. C. Dunkelberg, born at Lockport, N. Y., and Louisa (Prescott) Dunkelberg, a native of Pekin. After attending a business college at Quincy, Ill., some two years, Mr. Dunkelberg returned to Pekin, and there studied law with William A. Potts for two years. He then engaged in the insurance and real estate business for a year, occupying an office with Mr. Potts. At the end of that period he secured quarters for himself, and is now located at No. 357 Court Street, where he is engaged in fire, life and accident insurance, as well as deals in real estate, and is more than ordinarily successful in both lines of business.
In his social connections Mr. Dunkelberg is a member of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, the Knights of Phythias, the Modern Woodmen of America, the Maccabees of the World and the Ben Hur societies. In religion he is affiliated with St. Paul’s Evangelical Church. Politically, he supports the principles of the Republican party, and has been an active worker in its ranks. He has served his city as Alderman of the Fourth Ward for one term, and has held the office of Constable for six years.
Mr. Dunkelberg was married at Pekin, May 10, 1893, to Miss Martha Spoonhoff, who was born Sept. 19, 1871. From this union there have been two children viz.: Ferdinand and Louis.
Historical Encyclopedia of Illinois and History of Tazewell County - page 998
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