IFLODD: Firefighter Memorial

Firefighter Record

Firefighter Details

Name Andrew Roberg
Agency Village of Fort Sheridan Volunteer Fire Department
Rank Firefighter
Type of Firefighter Volunteer
Age Range [Unknown]
Sex Male
Date of Birth 0/0/0
Date of Death 0/0/0
Cause of Death Contact/Exposure
Nature of Death Asphyxiation
Attribute of Death Smoke inhalation
Type of Duty Firehouse duties

Incident Details

Incident Name N/A
Incident City Fort Sheridan
Incident State IL
Incident Date 0/0/0
Incident Location Firehouse
Incident Attribute Firehouse accidents , Fires

Incident Summary

Between 1897 and 1902, Village of Fort Sheridan Firefighter Andrew Roberg died in the line of duty after returning from a fire at the Lancaster Milk House.

After returning from the fire, members of the fire department washed their hose and gear, hanging the hose in the tower to dry near a coal or kerosene stove. Roberg was asked to remain in the tower to watch over the hose as it dried. The next morning Roberg’s body was discovered in the tower. Roberg either died of freezing temperatures or exposure to fumes.


Marvyn Wittelle, 28 Miles North- The Story of Highwood, Highwood Historical Foundation, 1953.

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