Carl Sandburg and his wife, Lilian "Paula" Sandburg, had three daughters whom he affectionately called his "Homeyglomeys."
Oldest Daughter: Margaret
Second Daughter: Janet
Janet Mary Steichen Sandburg was born June 27, 1916. Carl wrote in a letter to a friend a few months later saying: " Janet, the new kid, has her mother's hair and face whereas the other daughter, has mine: so the household is at a glorious standoff." Herbert Mitgang, The Letters of Carl Sandburg
Youngest Daughter: Helga
Helga shared her mother's affinity for animals and raised not only goats, but registered Siamese cats and Doberman Pinschers, and cared for Black Angus cattle, chickens, ducks, geese, and honey bees.
As the only Sandburg daughter to marry, she raised two children, John Carl and Paula.
Visit our Virtual Museum Exhibit to learn more information on Margaret, Janet, and Helga Sandburg .
Last updated: September 9, 2021