Glendale, California Biographies

Glenn R. Dolberg

††††††† Glenn R. Dolberg, a photographer, at 206 Ĺ West Broadway, was born at Charlevoix, Michigan, October 2, 1896, a son of Andrew and Ella (Huff) Dolberg. He was reared on his fatherís farm and after graduating from high school went to Minneapolis, Minnesota, where he was employed as a photographer until 1918, when he enlisted as a musician in the Sixth Cavalry Band of the United States Regular Army. Two months later he sailed for France with that contingent remaining abroad for eighteen months. In France he was stationed at Paris, Tours and Vendome. He was discharged from the service at the Presidio, San Francisco, and went to San Diego, California, to visit his parents, before going to El Centro, California, where he was branch manager of a Vreeland Studio, until he came to Glendale, in September, 1921, to open up a studio of his own.

††††††† Mr. Dolberg was a cornetist, but gave it up to study voice, being a baritone. He took up music and singing while attending high school. He was a leader of the Charlevoix High School Band for two years, and at the age of seventeen was the director of the Charlevoix City Band. At Minneapolis, Minnesota, he sang in the male quartette of the Hennepin Avenue M. E. Church. He is a member of the choir in the M. E. Church of Glendale, of which he is also a member. He belongs to the American Legion.

From History of Glendale and Vicinity by John Calvin Sherer. The Glendale Publishing Company, c. 1922 F. M. Broadbooks and J. C. Sherer. Pg. 470.